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With the highly anticipated release of Apple’s new iPhone comes an unexpected constitutional law question.
Apple’s iPhone 5 allows users to unlock the phone with their fingerprints. Many commentators have been quick to point out the economic and scientific implications of this new technology, but Attorney Marcia Hofmann pointed out that there [...]Continue Reading →
“Does the US government have any role in ensuring ubiquitous, open, world-class, interconnected, reasonably-priced Internet access?” For Susan Crawford, co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard and a professor at Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law, the question is rhetorical. Obviously, yes. It [...]Continue Reading →
As more information regarding the NSA’s surveillance program, dubbed X-Keyscore, trickles into the public domain, technology industry titans continue their battle with the government for increased transparency of national security requests.
Until recently, the full extent of domestic surveillance was largely unknown due to a closely guarded, secret surveillance request process. All surveillance requests [...]Continue Reading →
On August 30, 2013 By Matt Ginther September 1, 2013
Automatic License Plate Readers allow governments and private corporations to keep track of the location and occupants of millions of vehicles simultaneously, with very little effort. The basic technology is nothing new: It was invented in 1976 and was already leading to arrests by 1981. However, as with many other types of technological advances, [...]Continue Reading →
On July 16, 2013 By Michael Silliman July 27, 2013
The recent events surrounding Edward Snowden and the NSA surveillance program are bringing domestic law enforcement surveillance into the public consciousness. In particular, the implications of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs), used by law enforcement agencies all over the country, are being reevaluated.
The recently implemented technology consists of a camera linked to a processing [...]Continue Reading →
Federal judge rules that Google must comply with National Security Letters Motorola demos password tokens you can swallow–and others you can have tattooed into your skin New Zealand police must give copies of most of the files seized in the MegaUpload case to Kim Dotcom (if they are irrelevant [...]Continue Reading →
Talk of 3D printers seems to be everywhere these days–including the Spring 2013 SkyMall Catalog I was skimming on a recent flight to Nashville. At $1299, SkyMall’s Cube 3d Printer sounds tempting, but functional 3D printing technology is not yet available for the typical consumer. However, experienced developers, programmers, and machinists are already using [...]Continue Reading →
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