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Teen Computer Hacker Turned Millionaire Computer Entrepreneur

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Facebook & Google To Be Powered By Drones?

According to The Verge, Facebook wants to use “solar-powered, laser-equipped drones” the size or a commercial airliner to beam wireless internet and Facebook to countries that are not connected to the network. The internet connectivity drones are said to be capable of flying uninterrupted for years at a time. Although the flying drones are purported […]

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Invention Spotlight: Kelvin Doe, Teenage Inventor

Teenage Inventor, Kelvin Doe aka DJ Focus, from the Sierra Leone is already a prolific inventor at 15 years old. He has created sources of electricity, a radio station, and a windmill for his community. Tweet

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Black History Fact Of The Day: Closed Circuit Television Security

Marie Van Brittan Brown is the inventor of closed circuit television security. She received a patent for her invention in 1969. Her invention is the blueprint for the closed circuit television system that is used for surveillance and traffic monitoring. Tweet

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The Adverse Effects Of Electronic Smog

The modern technological byproduct of “electronic smog” is said to be detrimental to certain forms of nature. Man-made electrical fields, that are created via wi-fi, cellphones, and power lines, are increasingly becoming denser as more people become converts to mobile technology. According to The Independent, “Dr Ulrich Warnke, who has been researching the effects of […]

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NYPD & Microsoft Team Up To Make A $40 Million “Super-Computer”

The New York City Police Department has entered into a joint venture with Microsoft to create a data-collecting “super-computer.” The computer system will allow law enforcement to access live-video feeds from an extensive network of cameras. The “super-computer” will also reportedly be linked to crime-reports, radiation detectors, and license-plate readers. It will be able to […]

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Elsie Law’s Dose Of The Law: Your Facebook “Friends” Can Grant The FBI Access To Your Profile

A New York City racketeering case garnered an interesting ruling that concerns facebook users. The defendant in the trial attempted to suppress evidence that was gathered from facebook to hand down his indictment. The defendant used the legal defense that the information, which was obtained via an informant giving law-enforcement investigators access to the defendant’s […]

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Cell Phone Data Privacy & Law Enforcement

For the first time ever, cell phone companies were subjected to make an accounting of law enforcement requests for customer’s data. This accounting was ordered via a congressional inquiry. Reportedly, there were at least 1.3 million demands made by law enforcement for mobile phone users’ caller location, text messages, and other data. [SIDEBAR: It should […]

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THROWBACK POST: Newsweek Asks: “Is Your Cellphone Spying On You?”

It’s common sense that a cellphone can be used as a tracking device. However, Newsweek recently published an article, “Is Your Cellphone Spying On You?”, that details how your cellphone can be turned into a truly invasive spying mechanism. According to Newsweek, “spy phone” software now makes it easy for anybody to infect any mobile […]

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Is Apple Tracking Their Device Users Without Their Knowledge?

Apple Inc. has been subject to multiple lawsuits regarding privacy and spying issues. Recently, two computer security experts discovered that Apple was able to track the movements and actions of iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users without the device owners being aware that the tracking was being done. The security experts discovered that Apple was […]

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