A new way for consumers to pay for purchases online will be the focus of a Feb. 21 symposium: “In Bitcoin We Trust? A Forward Look at the Regulation, Use, and Growth of the Digital Currency.” Bitcoin is a digital currency introduced by open source software in 2009. It is now used in more than 62,000 commercial transactions daily.
What do Facebook, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Security Agency, have in common? The answer lies in the gathering and use of massive data sets. Big Data Future will explore the possibilities for new enterprises grounded in Big Data to improve economic, social, and political life.
A journal led by faculty and students at Moritz has launched an online “working draft symposium” on the surveillance programs of the National Security Agency. “NSA Surveillance: Issues of Security, Privacy, and Civil Liberty” is only the second symposium in the wake of recent revelations on NSA’s bulk collection of data about Americans’ telephone and Internet communications.
While an undergraduate student majoring in computer science at the University of Rochester, David Easwaran ’07 knew he was interested in technology. Through a minor in political science, he discovered he had an interest in law as well. “I decided to go to law school to try to put these two interests together,” he said. “It seems like something that not a lot of people do, and that’s how I started down the path of becoming a patent attorney.”
Rebecca Malik had a problem. The online merchant with discerning taste in interior design and home furnishings had products customers wanted to buy on her website, 17thandRiggs.com. She saw the traffic from where they pored over pages of elegant lamps [...]
For Tim Watson ’13, the battle of smartphones and other electronic devices is much deeper than photo quality, download speeds, and app availability. Watson is moving to Silicon Valley to work in intellectual property and patent litigation for Alston & [...]
The Federal Communication Commission’s 2010 National Broadband Plan asserted that broadband – high-speed Internet access beyond the capacities of dial-up – “is a foundation for economic growth, job creation, global competitiveness and a better way of life.”
For the average American, the morning may begin with checking email and scrolling through one’s Facebook feed before even getting out of bed. During the morning commute, a GPS satellite interfaces with the car’s computer, giving directions to the first [...]
The Ohio State Law Journal will present a symposium Nov. 16 addressing the newest round of privacy initiatives, featuring keynote speakers, lawyers, technologists, and prominent experts in the private sector from the United States and abroad. “The Second Wave of [...]
Henry Schuck, senior vice president of sales and general counsel for DiscoverOrg, has watched the company he helped found in 2007 grow from seven employees to 50 and its revenues skyrocket from $172,000 in 2007 to $2.8 million in 2010.
Since graduating from Moritz in 1989, Steve Mortinger has worked for IBM, which makes use of virtual world platforms regularly. Pictured is Mortinger and his avatar in Second Life. It’s difficult not to be intrigued by parts of Steve Mortinger’s [...]
When you hear “virtual worlds” you probably envision a teenager concentrating intently on a computer screen, his nose just inches from the animated characters he is directing. Or you may think of some online land filled with Star Trek fanatics [...]