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Things You Should Know But Don’t: The Influence of Social Media (Part 1)

It’s not news that social media is impacting our behavior. Researchers have long said that the changing landscape of the […]

Douglas Wood - July 5, 2021
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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Ransomware 2.0

Ransomware has been around for a long time. The first case originates in the late 80s with something called the […]

Douglas Wood - June 21, 2021
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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Webcam Security

Have you ever been sitting at your desk, using your laptop and noticed the light next to your webcam flash […]

Douglas Wood - June 7, 2021
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Things You Should Know But Don’t: When the Goal Outweighs the Risk

On April 29, China launched its first module for the new Tiangong space station aboard its Long March 5B rocket. […]

Douglas Wood - May 24, 2021
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Gas Lines Are Only The Beginning

On May 12, in the wake of the hack into the Colonial Pipeline that shut off gas supplies to millions […]

Douglas Wood - May 17, 2021
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Things You Should Know But Don’t: WhatsApp Privacy Controversy

In February, Facebook was hit with backlash due to its privacy updates to the popular chat platform, WhatsApp. According to […]

Douglas Wood - April 27, 2021
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Things You Should Know But Don’t: An [Un]Holy Alliance – Chapter 2

Two weeks ago, I reported on the alliance between China and Russia to build a permanent base on the Moon they call the International Lunar Research Station (ILRS).  While a specific timetable has yet to be laid out, there is an aspect of this project worth adding to my earlier comments.

Douglas Wood - April 12, 2021
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Things You Should Know But Don’t: A New [Un]Holy Alliance

You may have missed the news on March 9 that China and Russia formed a new alliance. They will work together to build a research station on the Moon.  They even have a name for it – the International Lunar Research Station (ILRS). 

Douglas Wood - March 29, 2021
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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Your Hidden Profile

The use of biometric data has expanded exponentially, from using thumbprints for unlocking phones to voice activation technology. Facial recognition […]

Douglas Wood - March 15, 2021
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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Pictures Are Worth $3 Billion

During the past weeks, space nerds everywhere have been marveling at the videos, photos, and sounds Perseverance has been broadcasting from Mars.

Douglas Wood - March 1, 2021