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Meitu: fun new app or serious threat to your privacy?

On January 30, 2017 By ebailey

Should phone apps be able to track your location and share information without asking for these permissions? Even if they ask for these permissions should they be allowed to use this information considering most people do not read the content associated with the agreements they sign?

 

Meitu, a photo-editing app, has been in the [...]

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In the last twenty-four hours, have you logged onto Facebook or Google and uploaded a picture?  Walked into a retail store or past a billboard advertisement on the streets? If you have, chances are a company may have collected personal data with the use of facial recognition technology without you even knowing. Facial recognition technology [...]

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But First, Let Me Take a Selfie

On September 29, 2016 By epiepenburg

After proudly exercising your right to participate in the electoral process, you want to share your excitement with the world. What better way than with a quick voting booth selfie for social media? Democracy always gets a lot of likes.

In the age of smartphones and social media, it’s no surprise that “ballot selfies” are [...]

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Starbucks’ Next Top Model: It Could Be You

On April 6, 2016 By ehicks

In today’s world, cameras are everywhere.  People use their phones to capture details of their everyday lives for social media apps like Instagram or Snapchat.  Tourists take pictures of city streets and attractions, inevitably capturing the surrounding crowd.  When you think about it, all of us have probably appeared in these types of pictures just [...]

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The Future of Policing

On March 24, 2016 By jlukasiewicz

The police department of Fresno, California has been using the software program, Beware, for the last year now. It has recently decided to continue the use of the program after an initial free trial period. The makers of Beware, Intrado, wanted to develop a “tool to help
first responders understand the [...]

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In today’s social-media focused Internet age, many new doting parents will flood friends’ Facebook news feeds with pictures of their newly arrived chubby-cheeked children. At first glance, this behavior seems innocuous – but the French police earlier this week warned citizens that Internet predators, identity thieves, and other unscrupulous individuals could view those pictures [...]

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Google Collects Data from Student Users… For What?

On February 25, 2016 By sdotzel

When it comes to data collection from use of devices and programs considered “necessities” in today’s world, the all too common question is – what is this data really being used for? This question was posed in a very public way by Senator Al Franken, the chief Democrat in the US Senate’s Privacy, Technology, and [...]

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Apple Fights Courts Over iPhone Security

On February 23, 2016 By rhernandez

Should you care about protecting the data on your cellphone? What about the data on the phone of a terrorist? One technology powerhouse cares strongly about this issue and is even willing to go to (metaphorical) blows with the United States Government over the result.

On December 14th, 2015, two shooters carried out an [...]

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Facing the real threats of bullying, harassment, and gun-violence in American schools, school districts have sought solutions that will keep students safer. In the fight to protect students in school, many school districts have turned their attention beyond the school building: to student social media accounts.

School districts in California and Florida have [...]

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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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