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iPhone encryption highlights privacy issues

iPhone encryption highlights privacy issues

By Matthew Tessler, Contributing Columnist

October 6, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Apple’s encryptions put more power in the hands of the people by letting individuals assess the balance of privacy and protection alongside the consequences the iPhone 6 has.

Paranoia in Congress prevents sensible gun laws

Paranoia in Congress prevents sensible gun laws

March 10, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Congress is currently deciding on legislation that would require background checks for private gun sales. This law seems like an obvious step in the battle against gun violence, yet many Republicans in Congress oppose it. They plan to reject the bill if it contains any requirement for recording these...

Patriot Act does not protect immigrant civil liberties

Patriot Act does not protect immigrant civil liberties

February 14, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Since 9/11, there have been momentous changes in how the United States operates. Government officials and authorities have had to deal with a more complex array of problems and some security changes. From the large-scale to the everyday, these adjustments have been hard to swallow. The noise made...