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Bird Electric Scooters: Ready For Flight?

On September 16, 2018 By anbakalar

If you spent any time in a major U.S. city this summer, you likely witnessed an electric scooter zooming down the sidewalk. Maybe you were even riding the scooter. Bird, one of the better-known electric scooter start-ups, claims to have facilitated over 1 million rides within a year of its launch.

Electric scooter start-ups [...]

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The Next Generation of Fake News

On March 2, 2018 By jpdorris

On February 16, 2018, the Justice Department issued an indictment charging the Internet Research Agency, a Russian organization employing hundreds of individuals and having a budget over a million dollars, and thirteen individuals with trying to influence the 2016 election. The organization allegedly studied audience engagement with social media posts and then posed as [...]

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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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Whether it is the high-profile media circuit surrounding the second-newest member of the Kardashian crew, Chicago West, or the expanding need for alternative childbearing measures—with later marriages, women entering more professional tracks, and growing legal acceptance of same-sex couples, ‘Assisted Reproductive Technology’ (AKA surrogacy) is on the rise. With that comes uncomfortable [...]

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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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You’ve just witnessed a terrible incident on the opposite side of a rural highway. Even though you are not involved, you know what to do: call 911. Immediately after pressing those digits you have avoided save circumstances such as this, a voice answers, “911, what is your emergency?” After a chaotic recitation of the traumatic [...]

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Tuesday marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Outer Space Treaty. The Treaty, which entered into force on October 10, 1967, has helped facilitate international cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space.

The anniversary is particularly poignant at a time where we face a new race to space—that of private companies. Companies [...]

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On September 7th, 2017, Equifax announced it suffered a massive data breach, compromising the personal information, including credit card numbers and social security details, of at least 145.5 million people. Most consumers breached are citizens of the United States, but a few were from the UK and Canada. The Equifax breach is a [...]

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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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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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