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Are the robots going to take over the world?! There is no question that artificial intelligence is finding its way into our everyday lives. Some people love interacting with Alexa as part of their daily activities. Others worry about the loss of aut (More)
We keep hearing about how teenagers have gone inward. They spend more and more time staring into their televisions, computers and handheld devices. Indeed, they can be online practically anywhere, anytime. We have been told that the failure of teens (More)
Once upon a time, the advent of the radio was considered a major advancement, and families in the evenings would huddle together and listen to favorite radio shows. Not that much later, television became the big thing. And with TV, it was easy to (More)
For many decades, Americans have taken to the roads to get from one place to another. And, in more recent times, Americans have become addicted to their smartphones -- texting, posting, online searching, making purchases, among many other uses of the (More)
Technology companies collect all sorts of data on their users. The terms of service located on their web sites spell out for users the types of data collected and how that data will be used. The data collected from users is extremely useful for tech (More)
Question: How free is the internet? Answer: Less than free in certain countries. Further answer: And becoming even less free in other countries -- witness Vietnam, discussed briefly below. At the start of this month, a law went into effect in Vie (More)
The Wire Act was enacted in 1961. That statute makes it a criminal offense to transmit information that seeks to promote interstate or foreign wagering. Fast-forward to September, 2011: the Obama-era Justice Department rendered an opinion that (More)
Once upon a time less than 20 years ago, there was concern that people would not trust providing their credit card information to make online purchases. Indeed, there was a question as to whether people would take the plunge and order holiday present (More)
Eric J. Sinrod wrote: Emailgate -- Here We Go Again!
Long before votes were cast for the 2016 Presidential election, this blogger discussed how Hillary Clinton's government-related emails that were sent and received on private servers could become a thorn in her political side. Why? Because gov (More)
Eric J. Sinrod wrote: The Danger of Manipulated Videos
Technology has advanced to the point that videos can be doctored in terms of words spoken or physical actions taken to the point that those videos can look quite authentic. Why is this problematical?  One can easily think of many problematical (More)