Posts in Technology
Consumer Genetic Testing: The Promise and Dangers

Although genetic testing allowed the Golden State Killer to be found and arrested, it seems to be an egregious breach of information when knowledge of our basic biological building blocks can be analyzed by complete strangers, all without our permission.

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Facebook: The New Digital Monopoly

Facebook is not a monopoly in the traditional sense as it neither controls exclusive supply of a good or service nor does it technically have a high barrier to entry to start the business.

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To E or not to E

The ample discussion surrounding e-krona, as well as other forms of cryptocurrency, points to a greater phenomenon. Students should be aware of the changing culture of money. The prevalence of technology in our everyday lives means that change will likely arise with regards to the way we handle our finances, and the US government is no stranger to technology’s effects.

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Worlds Collide: Silicon Valley vs Capitol Hill

With Silicon Valley continually innovating, playing with big data and artificial intelligence, the plausibility of another Cambridge Analytica breach is likely. Despite this threat, Washington DC cannot be farther away, both in geography and understanding, of novel technology developments.

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‘Alexa, Buy Me a Bottle of Tylenol’: Amazon Enters Healthcare

With its technological prowess and sense for revolutionizing industries, Amazon may be able to apply its powerful voice recognition products like Alexa, ruthless cost-cutting measures, and widely used cloud computing infrastructure to improve efficiency and service in the healthcare space.

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Why Hackathons deserve more of our attention

Over the last decade, hackathons have become increasingly popular as a tool to generate ideas, practice teamwork, and even create friendly, competitive environments, but they should not be limited to the average software development company or university.

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