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Are mobile phones the new tracking devices?

A new study from researchers at MIT and Louvain University  highlights how mobile phones have the capacity to be used as tracking devices. The study analyzed human mobility data for over 1.5 million people over fifteen months. The results were

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We’ve been hacked.

Early Saturday morning Dispatch machines were the latest of a string of machines at Stanford to be targeted by external hackers. The machines were compromised for approximately 30 hours before being dismantled. We’ve taken these systems down and have temporarily

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NICAR 2013 Recap

Dispatch had its soft launch on Saturday at the 2013 NICAR conference and received great feedback on the app from the attending investigative reporters. We’re now working on incorporating that feedback as we develop the app further. One insightful participant

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Companies Are Reluctant to Admit Cyber Security Breaches

  Nicole Perlroth of the New York Times recently wrote about how many of the companies who are targeted and compromised by hackers refuse to publicly admit it. Perlroth notes that the recent admissions from Twitter, Facebook and Apple that

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