Privacy

Apr
10

Everyone has heard of DNA. DNA is the building block of human life. It’s what makes us who we are. Once a novel concept, DNA is now a common term used in everyday conversation. DNA technologies have been further developed in recent years, helping to solve crimes that once seemed impossible to solve. But with

Mar
27

On March 14th, Reuters reported that Ukraine’s Defense Ministry started using facial recognition software in their war efforts against Russia. Other elements of the government are expected to follow in the coming days. Facial recognition firm Clearview AI offered Ukraine’s government free use of its service, claiming that it will allow Ukraine to effectively screen

Mar
14

Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine has accentuated contemporary political tensions and drawn commentaries on parallels to past geopolitical disputes. One unprecedented facet of the invasion, however, is digital warfare, an aspect of modern conflict that has yet to coincide with a war of this magnitude and will have significant effects on actors far removed from

Feb
27

Earlier this month, Senators Cory Booker and Ron Wyden and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke reintroduced the Algorithmic Accountability Act of 2022. The Algorithmic Accountability Act was originally introduced in 2019 to “study and fix flawed computer algorithms that result in inaccurate, unfair, biased, or discriminatory decisions impacting Americans.” However, the bill stalled out in Committee and

Feb
13

As the Pandemic pushes into 2022, Zoom and other virtual networks continue to provide the platform for work meetings, conferences, academic classes, happy hour sessions, and more. When the pandemic hit, people throughout the country quickly panicked. The question of “how can we conduct our usual activities without leaving the house?” seemed like a foreign

Nov
17

Privacy law might be about to enter a new age as 23andMe begins to implement its next stage of business. 23andMe hopes to expand their business, from genetically mapping ancestral heritage and locating predisposed genetic conditions, into a pharmaceutical company that crafts medicines from the insights gained from the statistical data of millions of genetic

Nov
14

Mark Zuckerberg announced in a video featured at the Facebook Connect 2021 augmented and virtual reality conference at the end of October that Facebook’s parent company, Facebook, Inc., would be changing its name to Meta Platforms, Inc.  The video contained an explanation and demonstration of Zuckerberg and Meta’s ambitions for the “metaverse.”  It also featured

Oct
28

Today, more than ever, robotexts—spam texts sent automatically in an attempt to gain information—have plagued cellphones. It seems like I can’t go a day without receiving a text about my “vehicle’s extended warranty” or paying a medical bill for a treatment I never received. I know I am not alone struggling with receiving unwanted an

Sep
30

Last week, DoorDash filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York regarding a New York City ordinance requiring that DoorDash share customers’ personal information to every restaurant that fulfills an order through the app. According to the complaint, every time someone orders food through DoorDash in New York,

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