Wouldn’t it be great to be Batman? Rich playboy by day. Gadget-toting crime-fighter by night. It’s the type of lifestyle that many would love to try out if only for a short time. His daytime job is the key to success. Being a rich playboy means having the tremendous amount of resources required to turn… Continue reading The cost of being Batman, 1939 vs 2013
Facebook and other social networks are employing keyword-sniffing programs that monitor our private communications such as chats and direct messages. When a potential criminal activity is found, the communication is presented to human auditors who determine whether or not to inform law enforcement. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? This was one… Continue reading Is social media privacy breached if it’s software that’s listening in?
When it’s time to choose a college, there are a few questions most people consider. Is it a party school? What major programs does it offer? How expensive is it? Is it far enough away from my parents? While all of these questions are worthy of consideration, you should also ask yourself, “How safe is this… Continue reading 10 most unsafe campuses in America
Military technology has advanced in recent years to the point that many domestic law enforcement agencies and politicians are promoting the concept of using them to fight crime. In the news most recently has been the potential use of drone technology to perform surveillance as well as to take out suspected dangerous criminals during moments… Continue reading The slippery slope of Rand Paul’s opinion on the use of drone technology
Around 5:00 pm on Thursday, reports started flying in about child pornography being circulated on Facebook. This isn’t anything new – psychos around the world upload terrible things to all of the social media sites every day. It’s a constant flow but most sites have protocols to keep the exposure limited and few people share… Continue reading The biggest problem with the child porn that hit Facebook is that 16,000 people shared it
Nobody wants to get hacked. The very concept is terrifying to many and at the least a personal violation to most. Despite our desires, hacking happens every day. It’s quickly becoming the most widespread crime in the world as far as reach with over half a billion victims last year. Sometimes there are no ways… Continue reading A basic guide to getting hacked
On December 12, 2012 the Federal Bureau of Investigations announced a cybercrime bust it had recently executed and credited Facebook’s security team as its primary collaborator. The operation, which culminated in the arrest of 10 suspects, targeted an international assemblage of online offenders that the FBI labeled the ‘Butterfly Botnet.’ This cyber posse allegedly used… Continue reading There’s a new (digital) sheriff in town
You are watching your favorite show on Netflix, enjoying the final episode of the season when a lead weight drops in your stomach: the next season is not available. You search frantically for the next season, looking in the shadiest corners of the internet in hopes that you can find a streaming video of the… Continue reading Downloading jail time: should online users fear the internet?
Call this a #protip for social media use. If you’re helping your grandmother count her life savings, don’t try to impress your friends by snapping a picture of it and posting it on Facebook, particularly when your home address is on your Facebook profile. That’s exactly what a 17-year-old Australian girl did while helping her… Continue reading Don’t post pictures of your grandmother’s cash stash on Facebook
“Take a Bit Out of Crime” is a phrase that was often uttered by McGruff the Crime Dog, a fictional dog who despised criminals for reasons I am unsure about (we never did see his origin story, here’s to hoping for a Christopher Nolan directed “McGruff Begins”). The famous PSA character did his best to… Continue reading Facebook is better than McGruff