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On February 12, 2017 By dsowder February 12, 2017
How would you feel if you were arrested in your home or registered as a sex offender, not for anything you had done, but because of a malfunction in the computer software used by your local county court? That unlikely nightmare has become a horrifying reality for many people living in Alameda County, California.
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On January 30, 2017 By eahlzadeh January 30, 2017
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On December 8, 2016 By bkapper December 8, 2016
$59.99 for a smartphone sounds like a great deal. But what if your text messages, call histories, and physical location would be sent to servers in China?
On November 15, 2016, U.S. security firm Kryptowire reported that firmware on certain Blu Products phones was transmitting users’ personal data to servers [...]Continue Reading →
On November 22, 2016 By omarshall November 22, 2016
Emojis can be potent symbols for communication. A seemingly serious message can become playful with the addition of a “winking face” emoji; a knife or gun emoji can indicate sinister intentions. The use of emojis skyrocketed after Apple included an emoji keyboard on its iPhone in 2011 and now play a large part in everyday [...]Continue Reading →
On October 17, 2016 By eahlzadeh October 17, 2016
What do you want to be when you grow up? Historically, one of the most popular responses to the previous question has been astronaut. With the ending of the Space Shuttle program, this dream seemed to be more unattainable than ever. Fear not, for “when one door closes, another opens,” enter: Space Tourism.
While you [...]Continue Reading →
Record labels, in their continuing fight against music pirating, have taken aim at an audio-ripping website that undercuts the legal purchase of music. Several major music labels, including Universal, Capitol, Warner Bros, and Sony, have filed a lawsuit against the website Youtube-mp3.org (“YTMP3”) alleging that the site is responsible for direct, contributory, and vicarious [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On September 29, 2016 By cchristian September 29, 2016
Apple’s launch of the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus was met with early enthusiasm, despite the controversy surrounding Apple’s removal of the 3.5 mm headphone jack and a glitch with the wired Lightning EarPods included with the phone. Apple also released a new wireless headphones called Apple [...]Continue Reading →
The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity [“Commission”] was created by an executive order issued by President Obama in 2013. The Commission will work to enhance the security and safety of sensitive information and intellectual property within the private and public sectors by improving our nations strategies in combating cyber threats.
Many industries have a vested [...]Continue Reading →
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