A rugged male Metro Toronto police officer stares down a female protester outside the Toronto G-20 meetings in 2010. She… Read More
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George Orwell once observed that “the ages in which the dominant weapon is expensive or difficult to make will tend… Read More
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In June 2013, Edward Snowden burst onto the world media scene. He had worked as a contractor for the U.S…. Read More
VIZIO is reportedly paying fines for using TVs to track user’s viewing patterns in significant detail as well as associating… Read More
“Alexa, tell me, in your own words, what happened on the night in question.” Actually the request is more like,… Read More
Guest Blog entry by Cassie Phillips With the recent, record-breaking distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks carried out with hijacked Internet-of-Things… Read More
The powers of big data, AI/analytics, and subtle data collection are now converging to a future only hinted at in Orwell’s 1984.
With Siri and Alexa, you are being asked to “bug your house” with a device that listens to every noise in the house.
Should children have toys that can combine speech recognition with a Wi-Fi connection to capture and respond to them, and that potentially are able to record their conversations as well as feed them “messages”? Welcome to the world of Hello Barbie.
A recent CBS Sixty Minutes program interviewed folks at U.S. DARPA, including a demonstration of how a recent hacking of… Read More
The intention of this blog-segment is to bring up a current problem caused by technology and discuss not only its… Read More
Like everyone, I listened to the news about the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday afternoon with horror. I’m not from… Read More
Oh Google, I love a lot of your products and services, but this was pretty stupid. If you hadn’t heard… Read More
Homebase location * Ann Arbor, Michigan USA Email email@example.com SSIT Roles (and years) * 2013-15 DL 2013-17 BoG Member 2015… Read More
SSIT Roles: Vice President, 2015; Blog master 2014-present IEEE Roles: SSIT Board (elected or appointed), IEEE Director, Member IEEE Technical… Read More