By Amber Pavuscko, Staff Writer In January 2020, a 14-year-old girl went missing and few leads were available.  From hundreds of miles away, a prosecutor volunteered widely available commercial data from cellphones to use in the investigation.  This data includes users’ locations which can be bought and used […]
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Photo provided courtesy of Unsplash.com By Christina Pici, Staff Writer In a world where technology is at the forefront of people’s everyday lives, data protection has become an unavoidable topic. Data protection is the process of safeguarding important information from corruption, compromise, or loss. In general, data security refers specifically […]
By Kyle Steenland, Feature Editor The contemporary Wild West pans for its gold not through the streams of Mother Nature, but rather through the streams of internet connections created in the 1990s. This panning has yielded a New Age commodity: data. The value of this digital data rush rivals that […]
By Natalia Holliday, Editor-in-Chief The digital age brought the digitization of just about every aspect of our lives into data points, to be analyzed and used by businesses, researchers, and the government to further their respective causes. Our “digital fingerprints” allow entities to predict our behaviors en masse and target […]
By Kyle Steenland, Associate Editor If you search the term “biometrics technology” nearly 3 million results in a fraction of a second are at your fingertips. But what exactly does “biometrics technology” entail? Going by the definition, biometrics is the “the process by which a person’s unique physical and other […]
By Samantha Cook, Staff Writer “If something is free, you’re not the customer – you’re the product.” While free for users, Facebook turns its consumer data into a huge profit. Christopher Wylie, a whistleblower from the U.K. consulting firm Cambridge Analytica came forward recently about what he considered to […]