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Making sense of Texas gun signs

Making sense of Texas gun signs

| January 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

New Texas gun laws went into effect on January 1, 2016.  Before, Texans with handgun permits were required to keep their weapons concealed. The open carry law gives Texans the option to carry their handguns openly, as well as concealed. Under the new law, Texans with handgun permits can be armed in most places open […]

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Texas signage prohibiting firearms draws controversy

Texas signage prohibiting firearms draws controversy

| January 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

A new Texas law permitting gun owners to carry unconcealed weapons in public went into effect on New Year’s Day 2016. Starting this year, owners of private businesses who wish to prohibit weapons on site may do so via posted signage, but regulations on the signage has already caused more than a few headaches. According to Texas […]

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Predictive policing may compromise cell phone privacy

Predictive policing may compromise cell phone privacy

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

A concept that relies heavily on technology, predictive policing promises to open doors for crime prevention through simple mobile network activity. According to a recent study, demographics and anonymized mobile data can help predict future crimes. However, as per another study, keeping tabs on the patterns of cell phone users leads to privacy concerns as it can […]

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History reveals how little gun control policies have changed

History reveals how little gun control policies have changed

| September 25, 2014

Technology has rapidly changed the way we live our lives. Today, almost everyone has a smartphone and the World Wide Web at their fingertips. More and more people are flaunting their differences as the world becomes more open-minded. It is interesting however, how some things just haven’t changed. Time magazine’s Lily Rothman recently wrote an article […]

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Artist capitalizes on nostalgia to reinvent neighborhood watch signs

Artist capitalizes on nostalgia to reinvent neighborhood watch signs

| September 24, 2014

If you’re going to organize a neighborhood watch program, who better to include in the group than the Hulk, Wonder Woman, Batman, and Spiderman? In fact, as long as you’re creating a dream team, why not bring Buffy the Vampire Slayer into the mix? And Alex Foley from the movie Beverly Hills Cop? And the […]

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Is electronic stop-and-frisk any better than the real thing?

Is electronic stop-and-frisk any better than the real thing?

| September 23, 2014

As a crime prevention technique, several cities in the U.S. are now resorting to pawnshop laws that require second-hand goods dealers to record customer IDs through photos and fingerprints. This electronic stop-and frisk protocol, though leading to success in some investigations, has been highly criticized for the scope and access to easy information about businesses […]

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A positive attitude may be the best defense against airport security

A positive attitude may be the best defense against airport security

| September 17, 2014

Charles Joly, a certified mixologist, spoke to the New York Times recently about traveling for business to train other bartenders, compete in bartending events, and give presentations. In the article, he explains how, as a frequent flyer, he’s learned to fall asleep on planes and in airports quite easily. The photo accompanying the article shows […]

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