By Pooja Vedam Imagine if anything and everything about you — your identity, email address, credit card information — was all stolen by a malevolent hacker. This idea of hacking, commonly publicized as being a malicious action, has been present for decades, ever since the explosion of technology has become more and more well-integrated into … Continue reading Ethical Hacking: A Risk for Our Community?
By Ramya Chamkeri Since the invention of the first smartphone in 1992 (according to Business Insider), the ability and capacity of a phone has changed significantly. Now, a phone does not only serve the purpose of calling but also texting and browsing the internet, and because of this, phones are used often for day-to-day tasks. … Continue reading Why Making Phone Calls Can Be Dangerous
By Shreya Ramakrishnan Walking into a room full of people you don’t know can be one of the most terrifying, yet normal, experiences we all face today. For so long, there was nothing we could do about this awkward situation that we were stuck in. That is, until our savior, the smartphone, came along. Now … Continue reading Smartphones: Savior or Destroyer?
By Andrea Perng On Oct. 8, Google Alphabet announced that it was going to shut down Google+ for consumers as part of Project Strobe, a review of what data would be found through third-party access. Data that was investigated included that of Google accounts and Android devices. The sunsetting of Google+ marks Google’s third failure … Continue reading A sunset for security
By Seth Berger According to Tech Edvocate, machine learning has developed and evolved over the years. Starting off as a rule-based methodology, the concept of machine learning was not taken seriously. However, in recent years, machine learning has become a powerful tool, having become a more data-driven method, something only possible through the enormous amount … Continue reading Machine Learning: The Future of Education
By Mark Solomonik With the goal of becoming a permanent archive of growing internet history, the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) is starting to take hold among the growing fear of increasing web centralization. Web centralization is the idea that soon all internet users will be heavily dependent on only a few companies, such as Google … Continue reading The InterPlanetary File System: The New “Permanent Web”
By Sophie Wang NBC explains 5G with three points like a triangle — one of the points is labeled data rate. The increased data rate of the update allows internet speeds nine to 20 times faster than they are as of now, as well as “8K” videos, 3D streaming and augmented reality (AR) and virtual … Continue reading The 5G Update: Update of the Century