The selfie: Marker on the road to narcissism

by Phil Elmore -- If you've ever held your smartphone away from your body and taken your own picture, you've participated in a cultural phenomenon. It's called the "selfie" – those pictures more…

What'll they find in your browser history?

by Phil Elmore -- His name was Gareth Williams. He is dead. His body was found decomposing inside a padlocked duffel bag in his own bathtub. As Williams worked for British Intelligence more…

Words are out – pictures are in

by Phil Elmore -- It's an old argument. Does the invention or progression of technology invalidate the protections of the Bill of Rights? And even as we debate this with liberals, with more…

Liberals: Technological ignoramuses

by Phil Elmore -- Don't be misled by recent news concerning America's monitoring of Angela Merkel's wireless phone. Germany's chancellor is crying foul over the latest revelation concerning the NSA's penchant for more…

Today's culture of total surveillance

by Phil Elmore -- A federal appeals court in Pennsylvania ruled this week that probable cause – and a warrant – are required before using GPS tracking on a suspect's vehicle. The more…

The power of the 'off' switch

by Phil Elmore -- Her name is Rebecca Sedwick. She's dead. She was 12 years old. Rebecca, a middle-school student in Florida, threw herself off the silo of a cement plant last more…

Exploits of 'black hat' cyber criminals

by Phil Elmore -- It's called "Blackhole." It is nothing more or less than a suite of malicious software tools widely used by the planet's cyber criminals. Like legitimate software, Blackhole is more…

The rise and fall of the BlackBerry

by Phil Elmore -- It's called "BlackBerry thumb." It's an inflammation of the tendons that can lead to arthritis in later life. Simply put, our opposable thumbs were never meant to be more…

Behind every 'bot' is a bad human

by Phil Elmore -- There are people in the world who believed, at one time – and perhaps still do – that computer viruses, like viruses in nature, develop spontaneously to plague more…

Next government crackdown: 3D printers

by Phil Elmore -- Seemingly moments after an American business interest announced its intent to make available, and to print and test, an entirely 3D-printed plastic firearm, the United States government stepped more…