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The ACLU of Ohio is raising concerns about a bill that would mandate more reporting of information into a database used for gun background checks.

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A panel of state senators is hitting the road to gather input on how the broad reach of Facebook and Google impacts average Ohioans.

Updated at 11:29 a.m. ET

Google and its YouTube subsidiary will pay $170 million to settle allegations that YouTube collected personal information from children without their parents' consent, the Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday.

Tech Tuesday: Data Security And Privacy

Aug 27, 2019
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Facebook has long collected outside data on its users, using it to monetize the social media site with targeted ads. That’s why, for example, an ad for camping equipment pops up on an individual’s Facebook page after he or she has shopped online for a backpack.

Facebook is changing that protocol by rolling out a tool that enables users to anonymize their data. 

Ireland, South Korea and Spain are the first countries with access to the tool. Others will follow suit in the coming months. 

This undated photo provided by the Dayton Police Department shows Connor Betts. The 24-year-old masked gunman in body armor opened fire early Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019 in Dayton's Oregon District.
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Disturbing behavior that the Dayton gunman reportedly exhibited in his youth may be detailed in law enforcement and school files so far off limits to the public, records that could shed light on whether authorities properly handled early warning signs.

Facial Recognition And Society

Aug 8, 2019

U.S. airports with the most traffic will be getting facial recognition technology in the next three years, per a directive from the Trump Administration.

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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has ordered a review of state databases that are being accessed by outside law enforcement agencies. He also wants to know how that data is being used.

Tech Tuesday: The Impact Of Space Travel On Humans

May 7, 2019
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Scientists have struggled to understand the effects of space on the human body in large part because it’s difficult to blame changes on spaceflight alone. 

Twin studies are the closest scientists can get to such understandings.

But identical twins who are both astronauts is a rare occurrence.

We hear about the latest results in the first-of-its-kind longitudinal study of twins Scott and Mark Kelly, both astronauts, one of whom spent a year onboard the International Space Station.

Today on Tech Tuesday on All Sides, the impact of space travel on humans, and more. 

Tech Tuesday: Google Removes Apps And More

Apr 30, 2019
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Google removed 46 apps from a developer from Play store last week after a BuzzFeed News investigation revealed that Android developer DO Global had, among other things, committed ad fraud.

Today on Tech Tuesday, DO Global, mental health apps and privacy, and more.

Facebook expects to pay a fine of up to $5 billion in a settlement with federal regulators. The tech giant disclosed that figure in its first-quarter 2019 financial results.

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A legal case in Columbus that’s recently come to light is raising questions about the intersection of technology and privacy.

In a win for privacy rights, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that police may not search the area around a private home without a warrant, even when they think they have seen stolen property on the premises.

In other words, police can't just look on property or peek in windows, see something they think is illegal and start searching without a warrant.

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Automation is overtaking once reliable jobs in a number of industries, and these trends are changing the ways parents and educators prepare children to develop career interests and enter the workforce. Email tracking allows providers to collect a variety of information on your web activity.

Then, Russell Holly gives his picks for some of the best holiday tech gifts for teens in 2017.

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The Ohio Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a student’s constitutional rights weren’t violated by a search of an unattended book bag that led to the discovery of a gun.

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A case originating at a Columbus high school was heard by the Ohio Supreme Court Wednesday. It revolves around how and why a student at a public school can have their personal property searched.

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