Michael Riordan

Born and raised on the East End of Long Island, Michael quickly learned to escape to New York City. He studies literature and linguistics, considers himself a cinephile and coffee addict, and follows political campaigns religiously. When he's not refreshing SCOTUSblog, he's probably eating or editing (or attempting both at the same time). He is proudly left-handed.

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Google Glass privacy concerns abound in U.S. and U.K.

Google Glass privacy concerns abound in U.S. and U.K.

| July 9, 2014

You may have read about the U.K. movie theater chain that banned Google Glass. But did you know that an Ohio man was interrogated for hours for wearing his Google Glass to the movies here in the U.S.? As the Columbus Dispatch reported, the 35-year-old individual was questioned in January because of concerns that he intentionally […]

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July 4 festivities bring increased security

July 4 festivities bring increased security

| July 1, 2014

July’s approaching, and that means Fourth of July festivities are upon us. Before you know it, you’ll be relaxing at a barbecue, sitting by a pool, and gazing at fireworks. Sure, July 4 is a time to celebrate – but did you know that it’s also one of the most dangerous days of the year? […]

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How to start your own neighborhood watch group

How to start your own neighborhood watch group

| June 11, 2014

Each year, over 10 million property and violent crimes are reported to U.S. law enforcement. Does that number seem staggering? Consider all of the crimes that went unreported, the cases left unclosed. It’s no surprise, then, that vigilant citizens have come together to form around 90,000 neighborhood watch groups across the country. These groups keep an eye […]

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