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Former Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa plead guilty to five of twelve charges relating to the 2014 hacking of the Astros’ computer network.  The database Correa hacked into contained scouting reports, statistics, and trade discussions.  Three months before the draft, in March of 2013, Correa downloaded the Astros’ rankings for all players eligible for [...]

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The Netflix original documentary, Making a Murderer, became an enormous hit and captured the viewing public’s attention. The 10-part documentary details the life of Steven Avery, a rural Wisconsin man whose three-decade battle with the justice system is at the heart of the film. Steven was originally convicted of chilling crime in 1985 that he [...]

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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’

By Megan McLean On December 4, 2015 · Leave a Comment

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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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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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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