I.T. Girl

I.T. GIRL: Is it too late to save the internet?

December 7, 2017

Is it too late to save the internet?   By KATELYN ROBERTS @kateroseroberts It’s a place we go when we’re in need of information, communication, advice, entertainment, news, humor, attention, help: the internet. Despite internet bills’ insanely expensive prices, and my strong desire for free Wi-Fi everywhere (knowledge is power), the internet may become less […]

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I.T. Girl: Free app provides local political info

October 27, 2016

By KATELYN ROBERTS We’ve all seen “Feel the Bern” merchandise, “I’m with Her” T-shirts and “Make America Great Again” baseball caps decked out on babies, students, Uber drivers and your racist grandpa. Social media has also enjoyed the strongest influence ever in a presidential election. The candidates know this, and use it to their advantage. […]

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I.T. GIRL: Widespread surveillance spawns encryption apps

October 13, 2016

By KATELYN ROBERTS Sending an email to another country, associating with someone on the TSA No-Fly List or simply contacting someone by mistake can trigger an algorithm of commands that scan your browsing history, location data, text messages, contacts and online purchases. Mining dating, whether by a business or the government, isn’t unusual. However, most […]

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Out with the Old Pueblo; In with the New Pueblo: Tangible Technology comes to Tucson

September 29, 2016

By KATELYN ROBERTS Turn on your device. Connect to Wi-Fi. Plug into power. Agree to terms and conditions. Wait. It’s simplicity and ease in five steps. All you have to remember is your password. Whether it’s a quick software update or an app that helps you fight evil unicorns from entering your nightmares, almost all […]

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