Protester with megaphone

The American POV

Like it or not, it’s changing

If you’ve been following some of the more noteworthy news stories lately, you would probably agree that there have been some weighty topics tossed about—many that have done more in the last 15 months to challenge the American status quo than has occurred in the past 50 years. What’s interesting beyond the spirited discourse is that many of these viewpoints aren’t exactly new. While they’ve recently risen from the depths of our collective conscious to demand the attention of all, many have been bobbing just under the surface for years.

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Smart Tech, Dumb Mistake

How an easy error could compromise your home

Do you have a fitbit or some other brand of fitness band? How about a smart TV with web-accessible apps for Netflix or Hulu? Such “connected” devices seem innocuous, but hackers can access their data from outside your home that lets them know when you’re not at home…even how long you’re usually gone during your exercise routine or what time you usually cut the TV off and go to bed.

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Smart home device with a smartphone

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

Robert Kennedy

“Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.”

Marcus Aurelius