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Laurisha Cotton

The ability to connect with others around the world in seconds is exciting, but also comes with questions of privacy and counter-terrorism. After the San Bernardino shootings, much debate occurred surrounding privacy and smartphones. Is privacy for every citizen or just those that abide by the law? Can the government force a company to create…

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You know wearable technology is literally en vogue when Vogue writes about the potentially worth $1.6 trillion nerdy chic industry. The world is becoming increasingly more connected and more personal, as seen in the below not too-far-off fictional video. Earlier this year at DWT DOWNLOAD, Roxanne Elings, attorney, spoke of new trends like Ringly, where…

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February was Earth’s warmest in the satellite era. While Seattle continues to get pounded with rain, The Land of the Big Bear, a.k.a. Russia, is getting attacked from below through permafrost thaw. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory pinned the phenomenon on little-known microbes residing in the Earth’s “dark matter.” Permafrost is defined as ground (soil…

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