Students taking online courses received an email asking them to download Proctortrack, a software that accesses their personal webcams and monitors their movements while taking online exams.
Councilman James Vacca of the Bronx believes such a system would help get more people involved with the issues facing the city.
Anthony Rivera has started an online petition opposed to the Simon Property Group opening the Menlo Park Mall in Edison and other properties at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Rivera believes 2 a.m. or 3 a.m. on the day after, Black Friday, is more reasonable.
A gay rights group has started an online petition demanding that Apple remove an iPhone app by a religious organization that seeks to help homosexuals become straight.
A New York newspaper has launched a campaign aimed at persuading the San Francisco Giants to bring their 2010 World Series trophy to the city where the team was born — and it’s not the Big Apple.