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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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New anti-inversion rules should reduce but not eliminate incentives to invert

Author: Carol Elliott

James Seida

The new U.S. Treasury rules limit the ability of U.S.-based firms to establish tax domicile in a foreign jurisdiction via merger-related corporate inversion, and also attempt to reduce the ability for all foreign firms, including inverted firms, to avoid U.S. income taxes via intercompany debt-related earnings stripping.

In new research, Seida finds that inverting firms have a long-term tax advantage compared to their domestic competitors. Seida co-authored the study along with Stephen Lusch, assistant professor at the University of Kansas, and Luke Watson, assistant professor at the University of Florida — both graduates of the Notre Dame Master of Science in Accountancy program.

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Not Irish? There’s still reason to celebrate on St. Patrick’s Day

Author: Notre Dame News

Diarmuid Ó Giolláin

Why do so many people celebrate and recognize St. Patrick’s Day – even if they’re not Irish at all?

Diarmuid Ó Giolláin, professor of Irish language and literature at the University of Notre Dame and expert on popular religion in Ireland, as well as folklore and popular culture, explains the history and cultural significance of Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick.”

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