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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. […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: How DNA Solves Cold Cases
Posted September 12, 2022 Written by Claire

I’ve spent some time in the past discussing biometric data and all of the privacy concerns that come along with […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Cyber Criminals for Hire
Posted February 28, 2022 Written by Claire

Today, everyone knows about computer hacking in one way or another. Even those who weren’t born as digital natives are […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Dark Web Assassins
Posted October 25, 2021 Written by Claire

The Dark Web has its fair share of urban legends and myths because of its mysterious nature and barrier to […]

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 […]

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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 […]