Things You Should Know But Don’t

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: Celebrating Our Mysterious Neighbor
Posted July 19, 2021 Written by Claire

Tomorrow is National Moon Day (July 20) and we are supposed to celebrate all things Moon related.  Chances are, however, […]

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 […]

Things You Should Know But Don’t: A New [Un]Holy Alliance
Posted March 29, 2021 Written by admin

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). 

Things You Should Know But Don’t: Your Hidden Profile
Posted March 15, 2021 Written by admin

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

Things You Should Know But Don’t: Pictures Are Worth $3 Billion
Posted March 1, 2021 Written by admin

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