Dark Data

Things You Should Know But Don’t: Dark Clouds of the Internet
Posted August 30, 2021 Written by Claire

I’ve written a few times now about the looming implications of the internet being so heavily tied to our infrastructure. […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Down and Out
Posted August 17, 2021 Written by Claire

In our modern world, one of the most frustrating things is not being able to get online. Whether your modem […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: The Influence of Social Media (Part 2)
Posted August 2, 2021 Written by Claire

Previously, we discussed the nature of social media and its influences on behavior. If you haven’t read the first part […]

Things You Should Know But Don’t: The Influence of Social Media (Part 1)
Posted July 5, 2021 Written by Claire

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

Things You Should Know But Don’t: Ransomware 2.0
Posted June 21, 2021 Written by Claire

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

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Webcam Security
Posted June 7, 2021 Written by Claire

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

Infrastructure on the grid
Gas Lines Are Only The Beginning
Posted May 17, 2021 Written by admin

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

Things You Should Know But Don’t: Deepfakes
Posted June 8, 2020 Written by admin

If you are on the Internet, it’s likely that you have already encountered a deepfake – whether you were aware of it or not.

Things You Should Know But Don’t: Google’s “City-Within-A-City”
Posted May 18, 2020 Written by admin

Last week, Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. released a statement announcing that they were discontinuing plans to transform an area of Toronto’s waterfront called Quayside into a “high-tech utopia.”

The Terrorist Threat of Dark Data
Posted May 12, 2020 Written by admin

Media have largely ignored an incredibly important issue – dark data. Dark data is not, by its nature, as ominous as the title implies. “Dark” or “dusty” data is simply a byproduct of the mass quantities companies collect from users over the web.