Cyber Security

Things You Should Know But Don’t: Data Brokers
Posted December 26, 2023 Written by Claire

For younger users and those who grew up with the internet, it’s common knowledge that any time you use a […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Are Your Push Notifications Being Tracked?
Posted December 11, 2023 Written by Claire

Cyber-security is a topic that I feel should be on everybody’s radar. While it’s easy to fall behind in this […]

Things You Should Know But Don’t: The State of Police Robots
Posted November 27, 2023 Written by Claire

The use of robotics in law enforcement isn’t new, but is a topic getting more and more attention as AI […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: How Law Enforcement Uses GPS
Posted November 13, 2023 Written by Claire

Global Positioning System—commonly known as GPS—is a tech that’s become ubiquitous in our daily lives but is actually only one […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Can Video Doorbells Help Solve Crime?
Posted October 2, 2023 Written by Claire

In my last blog, I scratched the surface of how smart appliances can help in police investigations. One appliance I […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: The Dark Side of Smart Homes
Posted September 18, 2023 Written by Claire

If you’ve been in the market for a new home appliance, you already know that it is becoming increasingly difficult […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Gunshot Detectors
Posted August 28, 2023 Written by Claire

In the late 80s and early 90s, the US saw a spike in gun-related deaths—historically, until 2021, this had been […]

Things You Should Know But Don’t: Stingrays & Cell Tower Simulators
Posted August 14, 2023 Written by Britt McCormick

The world of technology seems to be ever-expanding and advancing, but it’s important to keep a finger on the pulse. […]

Things You Should Know But Don’t: Signal & End-to-End Encryption
Posted July 3, 2023 Written by Claire

Anyone who uses the internet leaves a digital footprint. Each footprint can be an unwanted intrusion into your private life.  […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Does Social Media Escalate Violence?
Posted March 13, 2023 Written by Claire

We’ve known for a long time now that an excess of social media can be detrimental to one’s mental health. […]