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How Can Digital Security Help In The Battle Against Gun Violence?

Digitally speaking, your information must have the freedom to move around the internet—connecting, sharing, transmitting, and making the technological world turn. And physically speaking, our bodies must also be able to move around the world in relative safety, working and thriving to keep our lives in motion. It is at this juncture between what we

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Why Cryptocurrency’s Future Needs More Women Behind The Scenes

Although recent gains within the realm of digital currencies like Ether and Bitcoin have generated considerable wealth for savvy investors, this landscape of beneficiaries is not particularly diverse in gender. In fact, most estimates suggest female participation in crypto—from adoption, to investment, to general use—only hovers somewhere around​ one to five percent.​ This reality stems

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Before You Forget About Disruption, Remember Blockchain Technology

Let’s talk about disruption, shall we? No, not the kind that feels a lot like innovation—the kind that literally sneaks up from behind and startles us so much, everything we were doing before somehow seems less possible and less important. Something truly disruptive in the tech world is a superhero-like force that emerges when people

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Why The U.S. Withheld Their Support For Improved Security In The World

If you see the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, scratching his head, chances are it has something to do with Trump’s latest visit to Paris. Aside from a few rain-related snafus, the biggest American-made thorn in the side of fellow diplomats—all gathered together to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the World War I armistice—was the lack

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Microchip Security: The New Biometric That Will Make You See The Future

Who doesn’t love a biometric security measure? Whether it’s a thumbprint on your iPhone or facial recognition software, having your technology and personal devices quickly and conveniently authorize you in a split second is pretty darn cool. Not only does it make moving through your day just a little bit easier, it also has that

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Is Blockchain Technology A Solution For IoT Security Problems?

At first, making all of our machines and devices “smart” seemed like a great idea—and in many ways, it ways.  The digitization of our very lives through the internet of things (IoT)—including conveniences like Bluetooth speakers, iPhones, and voice-activated baby monitors—has changed the landscape of our day-to-day experiences and made them easier, more intuitive, and—well,

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Spotlight On 1984, The Year Apple Honored Orwell With Technology

Some people would say the first real glimpses into our future as a totalitarian state, where the Thought Police and rampant surveillance have become the rule rather than the exception, came in the form of George Orwell’s novel 1984. As the main character, Winston, moves throughout his days, at home and at work, he is

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Why Your Privacy Is Now The Sacrificial Lamb Of The Modern World

Americans have a strange and complicated relationship with privacy. While they love nothing more than “flexing” on social media—toes in the sand, vacations, nice dinners, proud family moments, half-nude selfies—they are also quick to complain when outside entities become too intrusive on their personal space. They love to “see and be seen,”  just as long

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Sex, Work, And Malware: How To Avoid These Virtual STDs

Despite their devilish tactics, you have to give it hackers—they sure are creative at coming up with new and unexpected way to infiltrate your privacy and infect your systems with malware. Everyone knows the best kinds of hacks involve reverse engineering of the human mind, where a certain behavior can open up a world of

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Stolen Facebook Accounts Now For Sale On The Dark Web

It no secret that Facebook recently experienced a major breach in security, leading to the compromise of over 30 million user accounts. Folks who were affected by the massive snafu not only had to clean the cobwebs out of their Facebook account, they also had to cope with unauthorized logins to a number of other

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