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Yahoo’s woes transcend privacy

Author: Shannon Roddel

Timothy Carone

A report Tuesday (Oct. 4) indicating that Yahoo may have complied with an FBI/National Security Agency directive last year, creating custom software to allow the government to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for certain phrases, forces the still unresolved privacy issue back into the open, according to University of Notre Dame data security expert Timothy Carone.

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Colombia’s defeated peace agreement not entirely surprising, social media analysis shows

Author: Shannon Roddel

Jason Quinn

On Sunday (Oct. 2), Colombians narrowly rejected a peace deal that the country’s president and largest rebel group had signed just days before.

The “no” vote — while surprising in light of recent polling trends — was somewhat predictable given what we know of other peace agreement referendums and social media analysis, according to Jason Quinn, research assistant professor in the Peace Accords Matrix (PAM) project at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

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Tesla driverless car death not surprising, expect more

Author: Shannon Roddel

Timothy Carone

Electric car maker Tesla Motors revealed Thursday (June 30) that federal regulators are investigating its autopilot software after a fatal crash involving a semitrailer. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened the investigation after a man was killed May 7 in Williston, Florida, while driving a Model S with the self-driving mode engaged.

“This is the first known fatality,” according to automation expert Timothy Carone, a teaching professor in the Department of IT, Analytics, and Operations in the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

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Stacking the deck against ovarian cancer

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Sharon Stack

Nearly 70 percent of ovarian cancer cases are detected after metastasis, which is the development of secondary malignant growths distant from the primary site of cancer. Understanding ovarian cancer metastasis is a research focus of M. Sharon Stack, the Ann F. Dunne & Elizabeth Riley Director of the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) and Kleiderer-Pezold Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame.

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