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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Pitfalls of Forensic Science
Posted November 21, 2022 Written by Claire

If you’re a fan of true crime, you’re likely familiar with many of the forensic methods police and detectives use […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Serial Killer Fandoms
Posted November 7, 2022 Written by Claire

True crime has been a popular genre for several decades.  At this point, it’s common for people to watch a […]

Things You Should Know But Don’t: AI and the Art of Horror
Posted October 24, 2022 Written by Claire

Several months ago, OpenAI’s image generator, DALL-E Mini, entered the popular lexicon, trending on social media to the point where […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Can AI Know Your Age?
Posted October 10, 2022 Written by Claire

Commonly, biometric data is used to provide security in our day-to-day lives. We unlock our phones and open private apps […]

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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: Do No Harm
Posted June 20, 2022 Written by Claire

In a recent article in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Susan D’Agostino presents provocative views faced by the artificial […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Responsible Behavior in Space
Posted April 25, 2022 Written by Claire

Time and time again, the advancements made in technology have been applied in warfare to increase efficiency and get an […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: One Pixel Away
Posted March 28, 2022 Written by Claire

A chilling statement in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists presents yet another example of the dangers of pursuing technology […]

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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: Digital Detectives Part 2
Posted January 17, 2022 Written by Claire

My last blog covered some of the basics of a phenomena often referred to as “crowdsourced investigations”, a reference to […]