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Technology

Protecting Our Privacy: Ways and Rules

April 25, 2021

Developing new systems and structures to replace the old privacy systems is the need of the hour. Also making Web-based apps accountable for their misuse of personal data is important. […]

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Technology

Big Data: Efficacy and Intrusiveness

April 12, 2021

In recent years, many have come to see data as a treasure trove for tracking. From our web browsing history to our credit card information, everything can be traced and is easily available. Big data is all part of the big picture of our lives pretty much, whether we like it or not. […]

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Technology

The Question of Easy Availability of Data and Privacy

April 11, 2021

Anyone with enough data, and sufficient computing power, can develop a detailed picture of virtually any identifiable individual. That picture might reveal your food preferences, or your underwear size. It might tell us something about your politics, or your friend’s politics. […]

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Technology

The Fine Line between Privacy and Big Data

April 11, 2021

In an increasingly networked world, personal information is widely collected and widely available. And, as the storehouse of personal data has grown, so have governmental and commercial efforts to use the data for their own purposes. […]

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American History

America’s Intelligence Community: An Overview

April 1, 2021

When the Congress reviewed the situation after 9/11, they didn’t like what they saw. The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 established the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). The resulting structure is more or less a federation intended to maximize the effectiveness of intelligence collection and dissemination among 17 member agencies while maintaining independence of action among each. […]

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Technology

The Effects of 9/11 on Intelligence Sharing

March 18, 2021

In the past, the wall was necessary in order to prevent judges from dismissing criminal cases due to investigations that had collected evidence illegally. But after 9/11 everything changed. Especially the wall. […]

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