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Facebook dominated headlines last Friday when it formally suspended Cambridge Analytica, a British consulting firm known for its electoral data analysis and strategy implementation, from its site over allegations that it improperly received and retained tens of millions of Facebook user data from a researcher who had obtained the data legally through proper channels. While [...]

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No National Security Breach Notification Laws?

On March 2, 2018 By ejhyla

Last September, Equifax announced that their servers had been breached, resulting in the theft of around 150 million Americans’ social security numbers. The kicker for many was that, on top of a lost sense of security in ones financial future, Equifax was slow to tell anybody about the breach and, when they finally did, [...]

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Passthoughts and the Creation of New Human Rights

On November 3, 2017 By scrupe

Apple’s latest facial identification technology has set much of the tech world abuzz; while many have lauded Apple’s technological prowess, others have expressed concern over user privacy and the potential for violations of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments. Facial recognition may not be at the forefront of authentication technology for long, however. The next [...]

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Along with its announcement of the iPhone X, Apple revealed that a new technology would be utilized by users to unlock their phones. Due to the lack of a button, Apple’s Touch ID software could no longer be used, thus Apple introduced Face ID. Users will now simply need to look their phone in the [...]

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Amid reports of police shootings of unarmed, mostly black, individuals and the waves of accompanying protests, police body cameras have gained favor as a tool to make police-citizen interactions more transparent. Studies have shown that body cameras have decreased the number of complaints against police officers and use-of-force incidents. Additionally, one study has [...]

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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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