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Why Companies Like Apple Should Not Give Government Backdoor Access to Encrypted Customer Data

If you haven’t heard already, Apple has published an open letter explaining that the technology company will not be giving the U.S. Government access to their customer’s encrypted data. The government wants that data to use in law enforcement and anti-terrorism. … Continue reading

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Monday Link Dump: Antibacterial Silver, Jim Henson Letters, 3D Sugar Printers, and Why You Should Never Use Your ATM Card

Silver has long been thought to have anti-bacterial properties. New research suggests how silver works against bacteria and that adding silver to standard antibiotics not only makes them more effective, but actually reverses antibiotic resistance in E. Coli .

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Alliance of Big Data and Big Government? You Should Be.

Some time ago I wrote a bit about how the aggregate information that companies can gather from our behaviors can be used to uncover patterns and information that was previous impossible to imagine. Christopher Caldwell makes some very astute observations … Continue reading

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Hacking Electronic Voting Machines

In the Republican Primary elections back in June, I had my first experience voting using Utah County’s new electronic voting machines. The process itself was smooth and voting using the machines was easy to understand and even pleasant. However, my … Continue reading

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