Judge Says Law Enforcement Probably Can’t Compel Apple to Unlock Phones

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A federal judge in Brooklyn has temporarily denied a request by law enforcement, who were seeking an order to force Apple to unlock a locked phone. The government is invoking the All Writs Act, a law which allows courts to compel third parties to assist authorities in executing a previously issued order by the court. However there are limitations on the ... Read More »

[Updated] Turkey Blocks Social Media After Terrorist Attack

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In the aftermath of a devastating terrorist attack in Ankara, referred to by some commentators as the worst terror attack in Turkish history, the Turkish government has placed a complete ban on broadcasting images of the blast. The government justified its ban on the grounds of preventing widespread panic in the country, and warned that media organizations could face a ... Read More »

The Top Major For Woman At Stanford University: Computer Science

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Recently, there’s been a rising concern for the representation of women within the technology industry. Some are concerned that women are not being given enough chances to succeed in the field, and there’s been an overall concern about the representation within the S.T.E.M. side of academics. However, there are positive signs of the field getting more talented women in the ... Read More »

Wikileaks Releases IP Chapter of the Final Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal

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Wikileaks has released the IP Chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The Document is dated October 5, the same date that it was announced that a final agreement had been reached by the members of the TPP. The EFF has already done an extensive analysis of the document, and is not too pleased with the final deal. As expected, the ... Read More »

Politicians React to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which announced that it reached a final agreement a few days ago, has quickly drawn a large negative response, not just from activist groups but from prominent politicians as well. When the deal was announced, both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders were quick to denounce the deal. Since they are considered the “anti-establishment” candidates in the race, ... Read More »

European Court of Justice Overturns Safe Harbor Deal Amid Fears of NSA Spying

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The Safe Harbor data sharing agreement between the US and the European Union(EU) is no more. A ruling by the European Court of Justice finds that the deal is inadequate to protect the privacy of European citizens. In the EU, privacy law forbids companies from moving data out of the EU into jurisdictions with weaker privacy protections. The safe harbor ... Read More »

Windows 10 Devices Live Event – Recap

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It’s been 10 weeks since Windows 10 and 110 million devices are now running windows 10. It’s explained that there have been 650 billion pages viewed on Edge, Xbox One gamers have streamed over 120 years worth of gameplay and Cortana has been asked over a billion questions. More than 1.25 Billion app store visits has led to developer revenue ... Read More »

The New Yorker Festival’s Tech@Fest – Cyber Privacy

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The first time I visited the World Trade Center it was an entirely different building. I returned to the location on Saturday, October 3rd to attend The New Yorker’s Tech@Fest, a technology-centered series of events during their annual New Yorker Festival. The building itself was certainly awe-inspiring. I entered through the Vesey St. entrance and picked up my ticket for ... Read More »

Amazon Will Ban the Sale of Apple and Google Video Streaming Devices


With an announcement by Amazon that it will no longer be selling Apple and Google Video Streaming devices, Amazon attempts to protect its own streaming service. Amazon sent out an email to marketplace sellers that it will stop selling Apple TV and Google Chromecast, because those devices do not work well with Prime Video, Amazon’s streaming service. No new listings ... Read More »