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As Halloween approaches on October 31, so does the end of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Unfortunately, to the horror of many consumers nation-wide, October also appears to have been Corporate Cyber Theft Month, with no fewer than four large national corporations reporting data security breaches with the potential to compromise sensitive consumer information.


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#Hacked: Ashley Madison Fallout

On September 23, 2015 By nkalkines

A mere two months ago, in July of 2015, it was revealed that the dating website Ashley Madison had been hacked. The hackers referred to themselves as the “Impact Team,” and threatened to publish user information if the website was not shut down. In August, the hackers made good on their word and Continue Reading

Bachelor Nation: Citizenship Comes Without Rights

On September 17, 2015 By ngabrenya

Last week, millions of viewers watched as complete strangers, in whose lives the public has gotten totally invested, attended the “most dramatic rose ceremony in Bachelor history.” That’s right: The non-reality world of American Broadcasting Company’s long-standing sensation begins another winter hiatus as the public laments the end of Bachelor in Paradise and waits in [...]

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Guest Post: Tweeting Away Patient Privacy

On August 13, 2015 By Edmund Semmes

In July, HIPAA made sports headlines and even trended on Twitter when New York Giants’ defensive end, Jason Pierre-Paul, sought treatment at a Miami hospital after wounding his hand while handling fireworks. This became common knowledge after ESPN reporter Adam Schefter tweeted a photo taken of Paul’s medical record with a caption stating that [...]

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No Pardon for Snowden

On August 3, 2015 By Allison Laubach

On July 28, 2015, the White House responded to a petition requesting a pardon for Edward Snowden. The petition, created over two years ago, was submitted through the government platform We the People, which requires the White House to respond to any petition that receives 100,000 signatures within 30 days of its publication.  It easily [...]

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In this era of technology, consumers are increasingly worried about protecting their private personally identifiable information. According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft topped the list of consumer complaints for 2014, beating out debt collection and imposter scams for the number one spot.  Companies, such as LifeLock, make a profit out of protecting consumers’ [...]

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Privacy Concerns Plague Education Apps

On April 10, 2015 By Kelsey Zottnick

The app world appears poised to disrupt the education industry.  Countless start-ups, fueled by billions in venture capital, are scrambling to capture schools’ attention. At first glance, these companies offer innovative ways to engage students in the learning process. For instance, adaptive learning apps for subjects like math calibrate lessons to individual learning patterns. Other [...]

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Cell phones have become an unquestionably ubiquitous part of everyday life for a large majority of Americans. Many take their phones with them everywhere and use them for numerous functions throughout the course of their day. Consequently people often inadvertently or purposefully store a host of personal information on such devices. The Supreme Court [...]

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Proposed legislation in China–under the guise of counter terrorism–has US analysts on edge about potential protectionism or infringement on trade secrets of US tech firms. The proposed legislation is the latest development in the Chinese government’s attempts to regulate high tech companies, after regulators have enacted rules that will require firms that provide banking [...]

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Cyberspace is the new “Wild West,” according to President Obama, but the government can’t be the only sheriff in town. President Obama addressed these remarks to a crowd of tech industry leaders at a White House cybersecurity summit last week. He also signed an executive order on February 13, outlining a path for [...]

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