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The Good and Bad News of Tracking Apps
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The Good and Bad News of Tracking Apps

The Computer Corner There is good news, and there is bad news. The good news is that Apple and Google are partnering to build a Bluetooth-enabled technology that could give everyone with a smartphone an app that will warn them when they are near someone identified as being infected with a contagious disease. The bad...

Do Not Submit to Online Blackmail
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Do Not Submit to Online Blackmail

The Computer Corner For many people, social distancing has meant spending more time at home and more time online. Criminals are not letting a good epidemic go to waste. Although criminology is not my area of expertise, I don’t believe expertise is required to understand the obvious about criminal enterprises. There is a new twist...

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The Computer Corner

By Charles Miller It is said that if it is Tuesday, there must be an election somewhere in the US.  And in the world of information technology, there is yet more election news. Many people in the tech world are hoping that February 18, 2020, will be looked back on as the day the United...

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By Charles Miller Politics continues to be in the news, even in “The Computer Corner.” An example is how Google Maps embroils the company in the politics of cartography. The fact is that even today there are many disputed borders between neighboring nations and Google has unfortunately found itself right in the middle of some...