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Computerworld: "To break terrorist encryption, pay off Apple and Google, expert urges"

12/18/2015

Computerworld: "To break terrorist encryption, pay off Apple and Google, expert urges"

To break encrypted smartphone messages used by terrorists, tech companies such as Apple and Google need to be paid by law enforcement, an expert urged Thursday.

"If there were a financial incentive for Google and Apple to assist law enforcement, then they would be more willing to change their encryption technology to facilitate law enforcement in possession of a warrant," said Professor Darren Hayes, director of cybersecurity at Pace University, in an interview.

Tech companies and wireless carriers currently get reimbursed "quite nicely," he said, for their time and help when faced with a court warrant under the 1994 Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), a wiretap law that allows the FBI and others access to some communications, but not encrypted data.

Apple and others "are in the business to make money, so you have to make a business case for them to cooperate," Hayes added.

Read more: http://www.computerworld.com/article/3016665/security/to-break-terrorist...

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Pace’s SWAG participants showcase water robots"

12/15/2015

Westchester County Business Journal: "Pace’s SWAG participants showcase water robots"

A fall semester of designing, engineering, constructing and hack-proofing water robots concluded with a showcase this weekend featuring presentations from 30 high school girls who participated in the workshop at Pace University.

Called STEM Women Achieve Greatness, or SWAG, the nine-week program enlisted girls interested in science, technology, engineering and math from high schools in Westchester and Fairfield counties to work with faculty from Pace’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/76363/paces-swag-participants-showcase-water-robots/

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The Chronicle Review: "Moral Meals"

12/14/2015

The Chronicle Review: "Moral Meals"

America, as everyone knows, is the land of the free and the brave and the well fed.

Yet for a people who have loudly broadcast both their independence and their national abundance, Americans have an unusually long history of dietary reformers trying to change what everyone else eats and drinks. From 19th-century teetotalers to tofu-and-brown-rice-eating hippies to contemporary weight-loss evangelists, reformers’ efforts have always been about more than health. In fact, the promise of life-changing transformation implicit — and sometimes explicit — in those reform efforts has been a major part of their appeal. Digging into the motives of diverse reformers, E. Melanie DuPuis’s Dangerous Digestion: The Politics of American Dietary Advice expands the discussion in both time and scope. By starting her examination in the late 18th century, DuPuis, a professor of environmental studies and science at Pace University, usefully pushes back the chronology of didactic food reform, revealing a long and complicated discourse around self-discipline, purity, and freedom.

Read more: http://chronicle.com/article/Moral-Meals/234540

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San Diego Union-Tribune: "What FBI, police are doing to prevent terror attacks"

12/14/2015

San Diego Union-Tribune: "What FBI, police are doing to prevent terror attacks"

An FBI dive team prepares to search Seccombe Lake for evidence in connection with last week's fatal shooting at Inland Regional Center , Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, in San Bernardino, Calif.  Jae C. Hong/AP PHOTO

. . . The new generation of terrorists have also frustrated investigators’ classic wiretap techniques by foregoing standard phone calls in favor of highly-encrypted third party apps, some which are run out of countries without U.S. jurisdiction, said Darren Hayes, director of cyber security and an assistant professor at Pace University in New York. For instance, one of those apps, Telegram, was used by the terrorists in the Paris massacre.

Read more: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/dec/12/fbi-law-enforcement...

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SC Magazine: "Comey calls encryption a business model issue, raises hackles of privacy advocates"

12/14/2015

SC Magazine: "Comey calls encryption a business model issue, raises hackles of privacy advocates"

. . . computer forensics and security expert Darren Hayes, an assistant professor and director of cybersecurity at Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems in New York, told SCMagazine.com, that by moving to place encryption keys locally on user devices as Apple and Android have done rather than leaving the keys on servers puts the country “at risk.” Hayes said his research showed that post-Snowden and WikiLeaks jihadists are increasingly placing importance on encryption.

And he noted that currently the Manhattan DA's office currently has more than a 100 cases pending that it can't prosecute because it is unable to get to encrypted information.

Read more: http://www.scmagazine.com/comey-calls-encryption-a-business-model-issue-raises-hackles-of-privacy-advocates/article/459404/

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Agence France-Presse: "Data encryption in sharp focus after deadly attacks"

12/14/2015

Agence France-Presse: "Data encryption in sharp focus after deadly attacks"

Investigators look at the vehicle involved in a shootout between police and two suspects in San Bernardino, California, on December 3, 2015 ©Patrick T. Fallon (AFP)

. . . Darren Hayes, a professor of computer science forensics at Pace University in New York, said one helpful move would be for Apple and Google to roll back their encryption to the level of a year ago to enable access to smartphones with a warrant or court order.

"It worked very well, but Apple somewhere along the line decided it didn't make business sense," he said, adding that tech firms are conscious of their public image and don't want to be seen as tools of law enforcement or the National Security Agency.

At the same time, he said, in New York "there are more than 100 investigations stopped in their tracks because there are phones that can't be analyzed. These are murderers, rapists, pedophiles who are not being prosecuted."

Hayes said that in the current environment, tech firms are not likely to voluntarily make changes to help law enforcement.

"The only way they would be persuaded is through legislation," he said.

Read more:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-3357166/Data-encryption-sha...

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Washington Post: "You’re worried about Trump? In 100 years, robots might be running for president."

12/10/2015

Washington Post: "You’re worried about Trump? In 100 years, robots might be running for president."

. . . What is a "person"?

The Constitution does not stipulate that the president must be a human. It does, however, stipulate that no person except those that are natural-born citizens can be president, suggesting that one must at least be a person. But "person" and "human" are not necessarily the same.

"The answer to the question depends on for what purpose you want to define a person," said Michael Dorf, professor of constitutional law at Cornell University, when we spoke to him by phone on Wednesday. "The answer might be different for different purposes." He pointed to corporations, which are granted personhood in some contexts (remember Mitt Romney?). "The U.S. Code defines them that way, so that when the U.S. Code uses the word 'person,' it presumptively includes corporations," Dorf said.

"Personhood is simply an amorphous concept," said Prof. David Cassuto of Pace Law School. Cassuto specializes in issues of personhood, particularly as they might apply to animals. Something with personhood is "either a being that has rights, or it's the thing that one becomes when one gets rights," he said. "It's not clear that you need to have rights to be a person, or be a person to have rights."

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/12/10/can-a-robot-run-for-president-seriously/

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Diverse: Issues In Higher Education: "Nursing Faculty Emphasize Culturally Competent Health Care"

12/10/2015

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education: "Nursing Faculty Emphasize Culturally Competent Health Care"

With today’s nurses working in a rapidly changing health care landscape, emerging faculty educate their nursing students about issues that impact patient care and bring health care to underserved communities.

One of Dr. Kyeongra Yang’s goals in the community health courses she teaches is to guide her students to be more culturally competent in providing care to underserved minority populations. She says she’s noticed that, while students are well aware of what culturally competent care is from an intellectual perspective, some of them don’t achieve it in practical application.

“I should acknowledge that I would be more sensitive because I myself am a minority; however, I often notice that some of their communication styles are not sensitive enough to respect others and still reflect some biased views on different cultures,” says Yang, an assistant professor at the Lienhard School of Nursing at Pace University.

“I hope my nursing students can learn that culturally competent care is not about knowledge, but more about a matter of attitude,” she adds. “I want to be a facilitator and good role model.”

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The students in Yang’s community health nursing course are seniors who are about to graduate and are very focused on where to start their careers. She realizes many think community health nursing is not for them, rather seeing themselves in a hospital setting. She tries to provide opportunities for students to think about practicing nursing in various settings beyond hospitals.

“They may see their patients only at a hospital, but their patients’ lives do not end there and must go on with health conditions at their real world, such as home, occupational setting, etc.,” says Yang, whose research includes prevention and management of diabetes and underserved and minority populations. “I hope I can help broaden our students’ perspective on nursing, care coordination and public health.”

Read more: http://diverseeducation.com/article/79426/

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Publishers Weekly: "Children's Publishing in China: Highlights from the First GKC China Deep Dive"

12/09/2015

Publishers Weekly: "Children's Publishing in China: Highlights from the First GKC China Deep Dive"

Xiaoyan (Renee) Huang at the half-day China Deep Dive intensive. Photo credit: Sandra Price

Children’s books play a leading role in the fragmented and state-controlled publishing industry in China, and titles in translation are an important part of the mix, according to speakers at an intensive half-day China Deep Dive sponsored by Publishers Weekly and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. The event took place in association with the inaugural Global Kids Connect Conference in New York City, and was hosted by Pace University’s M.S. in Publishing Program and its chair, Professor Sherman Raskin.

Read more: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/68894-children-s-publishing-in-china-highlights-from-the-first-gkc-china-deep-dive.html#path/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/68894-children-s-publishing-in-china-highlights-from-the-first-gkc-china-deep-dive.html

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Journal News: "Pace University wins national economics competition"

12/09/2015

Journal News: "Pace University wins national economics competition"

For the second consecutive year, a team from Pace University has won the prestigious College Federal Reserve Challenge, a national competition testing students' knowledge and understanding of the U.S. economy, monetary policy and the role of the Federal Reserve system.

Read more: http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2015/12/09/pace-univer...

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