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Rob D’Ovidio

Social Media Heavyweights Push Back Against Proposed Online Anti-Terror LegislationThe primary argument against the proposed bill has been that consumers won't use technology they don't trust, and unnecessary surveillance would hurt the industry.
U.S. Supreme Court Tosses Bethlehem, Pa. Man's Conviction Over Facebook PostsAnthony Elonis used Facebook to make a series of violence-laced posts criticizing his wife and others. But he claimed his rants did not amount to “true threats."
Facebook's New Facial Recognition Algorithm Draws Attention From Privacy ExpertsAccording to Science magazine, Facebook's facial-recognition technology is now "as accurate as a human being at a few constrained facial recognition tasks."
U.S. Military Hacked; Apparent Personal Info of Officers Posted OnlineThe official Twitter account for the US military's Central Command was hacked today, and the account was then used to post a number of apparently sensitive files.
Snapchat Buys Into Peer Payment Space With SnapcashSnapchat's peer to peer money sharing feature, Snapcash, gives users a glimpse at the future of mobile payments. It was launched just in time for the holidays.
Twitter Sues For Right To Make US Government's User Inquiries Public Twitter, the social media firm, is suing the FBI and the US Department of Justice in an effort to get so-called "transparency reports" declassified.
Local Expert: Facebook Experiment Unethical, Not IllegalFacebook manipulated the News Feeds of more than 600 thousand people to see if showing them mostly positive or negative posts affected their emotions.
Drexel U. Cybersecurity Expert Says Chinese Hackers Used Some Simple TricksIn the first case of its kind, a US grand jury is charging five Chinese computer hackers with economic espionage and theft of trade secrets.
Report Says Target Could Have Stopped Hacker Attack, But Didn'tTarget says it's not fair to speculate before their investigation is complete.
Local Expert Says Newer Credit Cards Can Fight Some Types of Fraud, But…"It's not like the olden days when, if your credit card was used for some fraud, it was because you lost it," says Prof. Rob D'Ovidio of Drexel University.
Hackers Publicizing Syria's Cause Attack NY Times, Twitter Web Sites
Government's Access To Cell Phone Records Leaves Privacy Advocates FumingThe Obama administration and some senators are defending the newly-uncovered but long-active government program to grab our cell phone records - it's crucial for national security, they say. But privacy advocates are fuming.
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