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Daniel Etcovitch
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Daniel Etcovitch is a student at Harvard Law School, born and raised in Montreal, Canada. His interests include intellectual property and digital media, particularly how they interact with how companies conduct transactions. Though still in school, he has worked in technology public relations with Headline Media and is the co-founder of Canadian political satire company The True North Times.

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Political Campaigns and Data Security

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2016 | 2:08 PM

It's no secret that political campaigns are not particularly good at maintaining cybersecurity. From the NGP Van hack earlier this election cycle, back to allegations of Chinese hacks in the 2012 campaign, voter data platforms that campaigns rely on have been known to be vulnerable to...

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Feeling Genuine: How TV is Moving Online, with Lip Sync Battle Executive Producer Casey Patterson

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2015 | 12:07 PM

While most people assumed that online video would try to emulate television-style content as it became more sophisticated, they turned out to be absolutely wrong. In fact, the reverse has occurred. All over traditional television programming, we are seeing a move towards trying to emulate the type of...

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Facebook Instant Articles and the Future of Content, With Playbuzz CEO Shaul Olmert

(1) Comments | Posted May 27, 2015 | 4:16 PM

Facebook recently launched a new service called Instant Articles, which allows publishers to create content that stays native to the social media platform, rather than requiring users to click through to the content publisher's website. Content publishers of all types need to assess what this might represent as a trend:...

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Lip Sync Battle and How the Internet Is Changing Television

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 2:48 PM

With Lip Sync Battle having just premiered on Spike, we have a key new data point in analyzing the morphing relationship between Internet video and television. The conversation has generally assumed television was the central medium, so it influenced everything else. For years, people have talked about how...

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How to Get Hired in Tech, With ironSource's Dana Primo

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 10:07 AM

Joining the constantly evolving tech sector workforce can be scary, and many recent graduates are having trouble figuring out the best way to get noticed by the tech world or choose the best way to build a career in the industry. The sometimes flashy benefits of big tech companies are...

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How Snapchat's New Discover Feature Could Revolutionize Mobile News

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 2:34 PM

Weeks ago, everyone opened their Snapchat application to discover some pretty radical changes. While too many people are focused on the fact that the "Best Friend" category is gone, meaning you can no longer look over your friend's shoulder to see who they've been exchanging photos with, Snapchat not-so-quietly introduced...

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Canadian Politics Aren't Boring Anymore

(1) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 1:14 PM

In a world forced to grapple with the international consequences of American politics, and CNN speculating about the 2016 US Election as early as last year, people tend to ignore Canadian politics entirely, presumably assuming that they're far too boring. While every political aficionado in Canada knows about the most...

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What Social Sharing Is Really About

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 2:46 PM

People talk about how our lives are moving from the real world into the online, digital world. They cite statistics about how many hours each day people spend on social media, or how teenagers are no longer going out to meet new people offline. From a business perspective, that seems...

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Social Media Doesn't Hurt My Offline Social Abilities, It Helps Them

(3) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 9:53 AM

We've all read or heard countless people lament that social media and online interaction has fundamentally destroyed our ability to create interpersonal relationships in a meaningful way. I usually just brush them off as old-fashioned or having an incomplete understanding of how to manage the duality of their online and...

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I'm Not a Techie, But I Love Startups. Here's Why You Should Too.

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 11:44 AM

I'm definitely not a 'techie' by any measure. My knowledge of HTML and CSS is barely basic. I regularly have to ask my brother for computer help, and it would take me longer than I care to admit to set up a wireless printer.

That being said, I have...

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Internships Abroad: Why Companies Abroad Understand the Unpaid Internship Better Than Americans

(4) Comments | Posted October 4, 2013 | 5:12 PM

In North America, where the internship was pioneered and popularized, it seems as though the core value of the summer "stage" is being lost. When you ask your average college student about their summer internship, you're probably more likely to hear a nightmare story about eight weeks spent fetching coffee...

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