Is “smart gun” technology the future of gun safety?

On January 20, 2016 By cziegeler

At a press conference on Tuesday, January 5, President Obama unveiled a series of executive actions aimed at reducing gun violence. The actions seek to clarify the definition of a gun seller, improve the system of background checks, give federal agencies more resources to enforce gun safety laws, and increase access to [...]

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On December 26, Al-Jazeera America released a documentary detailing extensive allegations of doping in sports.  The documentary focused on secret tapings made by former Olympic hurdler Liam Collins in which he shopped around for performance-enhancing drugs that would allow him to compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.  As an older athlete [...]

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Last week, four executives of Shenzhen QVOD Technology Inc., a Chinese online peer-to-peer video-hosting platform, stood trial in Beijing. It was alleged that the company allowed pornographic websites to access its streaming technology and approximately 21,000 pornographic materials have been distributed on three servers run by QVOD. The four executives, who pleaded not guilty, [...]

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The Rise of ‘Swatting’

On December 4, 2015 By Megan McLean

In late August 2014, a fifteen-year-old online gamer, Paul Horner was sentenced to twenty-five years to life in prison for his role in a devastating online prank. Horner is the first person in history to be charged with what is known as ‘swatting,’ a growing trend in which a person anonymously files a false [...]

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YouTube stands up for Fair Use, with conditions

On December 3, 2015 By Kelsey Zottnick

These days, consumers seem trapped in the age of the “passive platform.” Hot tech companies like Uber and Airbnb insist their services merely connect providers and customers. However, people who work for or use these platforms are often on their own if liability issues arise. While this approach may cut costs, critics say it [...]

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Protecting Street Art: Wynwood Art District as a Case Study

On November 30, 2015 By ppatino

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – Art Basel in Miami Beach. This trendy affair combines some of the world’s premier art with insanely exclusive parties, incredible music events, and even national politics. While the extravagance of Art Basel momentarily dazzles the entire city, Miamians get to hangout [...]

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Vizio’s Secret Opt-Out Prompts Privacy Lawsuit

On November 27, 2015 By jcreasy

Earlier this month Palma Reed filed a lawsuit against Vizio, a large manufacturer of televisions, over use of its customers’ data. Ms. Reed bought two Vizio televisions—one from Sam’s Club and one from Costco—only to find out later that Vizio was collecting data on the shows and other content being played through the TV. The [...]

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Cyber Security Bill Passes Senate in Landslide Vote

On November 26, 2015 By rmcleod

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) passed the Senate with a vote of 74-21, and will now be merged with two other similar bills before reaching President Obama.

The CISA is intended to reduce the amount of corporate data breaches by permitting companies to share data regarding potential cyber threats with the Department of [...]

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