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November, 2017

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November 30, 2017  9:24 PM

Supremes Hear Arguments on ‘Carpenter’ Cellphone Location Data Case

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
government, privacy, Security, smartphone

The Supreme Court has begun hearing arguments in the case of Carpenter vs. the United States, which could help determine what sort of data the government could get about you without a warrant. As you may recall, in 2010 and 2011, two guys in Detroit were accused of robbing electronics...

November 29, 2017  12:28 AM

Cryptocurrency Storage is the Latest Bitcoin Wrinkle

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Storage

Now that bitcoin and its friends have practically reached the shoeshine boy level of hysteria, people are becoming more interested in how you keep track of the things. So the topic of...


November 26, 2017  12:22 AM

What ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Teaches You About Backups

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher

It turns out that the new Blade Runner movie is all about backups. Who knew. Needless to say, spoilers follow. The original Blade Runner movie, made in 1982, was set in 2019, which means only a little more than a year from now. Sometimes I think we have a long way to go; other...


November 18, 2017  9:18 PM

Pornography Conviction Gives ‘Flash Memory’ a Whole New Meaning

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Flash, SD cards

LPT (Life Pro Tip): When you move from an apartment, take your child pornography with you. Carpet installers in an apartment in Beaumont, Texas, found three SD cards in an empty closet. “As they started carpeting a bedroom in the vacant apartment on June 5, 2013, workers found something odd...


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