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Where Does the Greater Risk Lie?: Apple vs. the FBI

Author: Joe Holt

There is currently a high-stakes showdown between Apple and the FBI on the proper balancing of privacy and security concerns. At issue is the question whether Apple should have to create a tool that will help the FBI to break the passcode of a known and deceased terrorist’s iPhone and extract data from the device (which may or may not contain evidence of collaboration in an earlier attack or planning for future attacks). I’d like to lay out the basic facts and the main argument on each side, and to invite you to reflect on where you stand.…

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Two startups founded by ND grads to compete in Kevin Plank’s Cupid’s Cup

Author: Carol Elliott

Two entrepreneurial ventures with ties to the University of Notre Dame advanced to the semifinal round of the prestigious Cupid’s Cup 2016, a national competition started by Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank. The two ventures are part of a field of just 12 semifinalists selected from more than 200 original entries representing 98 colleges and universities nationwide.…

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ND marketing student wins NYT journalism contest

Author: Sue Lister

Junior Cassidy McDonald of Madison, Wisconsin, is this year’s winner of NYT Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Nicholas Kristof’s annual “Win A Trip with Nick” contest. She will spend the summer traveling with Kristof to a developing country to raise awareness of neglected global issues.

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