Geolocation and Smartphone Applications

Posted by Cyberbear on May 5, 2015 in Government Surveillance, Internet, Judicial Decisions, Privacy |

Posted by Collin Gaines April 20, 2015 Corporations have a duty to maximize profits for their shareholders. In the digital world, the easiest way for companies to increase profits is to monetize the data from current users of these companies’ applications or technological products. For example, a consumer’s smartphone location is continuously shared through third-party applications […]

Adequate Encryption in the Cloud

Posted by Cyberbear on May 3, 2015 in Internet, Privacy |

Posted by: Collin Gaines April 20, 2015 Private cloud networks suffer some of the same privacy issues that public cloud networks are battling. Not all private cloud networks are “on-premise,” many utilize companies such as Amazon, to provide them with the technology to operate their network. Data is still traveling over the internet but in-house […]

Bitcoin Faces Increased Federal and State Regulation

Posted by Cyberbear on May 3, 2015 in Computer Software, Internet, Privacy |

Posted by Sam Knecht April 20, 2015 Bitcoin, a digital crypto-currency, operates on a decentralized network that was designed to promote anonymity and avoid government regulation. Promoters of Bitcoin say it can improve global financial inclusion, allowing those without access to other financial services, or those living in countries with fluctuating fiat currency, a means […]

Can Privacy Survive?

Posted by Cyberbear on May 3, 2015 in Internet, Privacy |

Posted by: Michael Avila April 20, 2015 One of the largest concerns of the American Citizen is the question of the right to privacy. With the shroud of the Patriot Act hanging over every action that Americans take and the growing influence of websites like Facebook and Twitter that encourage people to share the details […]

Is the Archive Button Sending the Wrong Message?

Posted by Cyberbear on May 3, 2015 in Internet, Judicial Decisions, Privacy, Uncategorized |

Posted by Collin Gaines April 20, 2015   In 2007, Google rolled out the “archive and next” shortcut in Gmail “to help improve the speed and convenience of managing email.” Merriam-Webster definition of archive is “to collect and store materials (such as recordings, documents, or computer files) so that they can be found and used […]

If Privacy Were an Species, It Would Be an Endangered One

Posted by Cyberbear on May 3, 2015 in Government Surveillance, Internet, Privacy, Social Media |

Posted by: Macaulay Christian April 20, 2015   If you were to swipe the lock screen on your smartphone, yours, like almost everyone else, would contain a variety of apps, and at least one of those apps would be a social media account, one you use frequently…why else would it be on your phone? Perhaps […]

Surveillance through the Internet

Posted by Cyberbear on May 1, 2015 in Government Surveillance, Internet, Judicial Decisions, Privacy, Uncategorized |

Posted by Angelica J. Simpson April 17, 2015   Over the past few years there has been headlines making their way claiming the governments gross overreach in surveillance. Stories that the FBI can hack into your computer, or that NSA is gathering everyone’s phone records, down to tracking capabilities through GOOGLE Maps apps and technology. […]

How Far Should Companies Go to Protect Personal Data?

Posted by Cyberbear on May 1, 2015 in Computer Crimes, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Hackers, Privacy |

Posted by: Chase Millea April 20, 2015 As nearly every analog form of communication transfers to a digital format, we input our personal data (e.g. credit card numbers, contact information) on a host of devices in an even greater number of settings. Do employers, retailers, and other users of the Internet have duties to protect […]

Exploring the Deep Web

Posted by Cyberbear on April 28, 2015 in Computer Crimes, Hackers, Internet, Privacy |

Posted by Shemmyla Green April 19, 2015   We are living in a menacing world today where our every move is tracked and our most personal and valuable information is copied and stored. Our phones track our locations. Our credit card transactions track our purchases. Our Internet searches track our interest and inquiries. Every technological device […]

Our Changing Perception of Privacy

Posted by Cyberbear on April 28, 2015 in Internet, Privacy, Social Media |

Posted by: Vikram Amritraj April 19, 2015 Today, we generally think about the concept of privacy as something of an inherent right. Just the thought of others having access to our intimate actions or thoughts invokes a sense of intrusion and unrest. However, this was not always the case, and the social notion of ‘privacy’ […]

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