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Eugene K. Chow
Eugene K. Chow is the former executive editor of Homeland Security NewsWire. Previously, he was a research assistant at the Center for A New American Security, a Washington-D.C. based think tank. He has also served on the communications teams of multiple political campaigns and was the Deputy Regional Field Director of the Obama Campaign in western New Mexico.

Entries by Eugene K. Chow

Why Courtney Love's 'Twibel' Lawsuit Is Good for the Internet

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 10:57 AM

In a landmark case that will set a major precedent for online speech, Courtney Love has become the first person ever in the United States to go to trial over a libelous tweet and be cleared by a jury.

This is a particularly noteworthy case as it...

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The Next Generation of Drone Warfare Is Here

(15) Comments | Posted October 3, 2013 | 5:05 PM

Last week, two F-16s took off, broke the sound barrier, executed several complex maneuvers including barrel rolls and "Split S" rolls, and landed -- all without a pilot.

Ostensibly, these aging jets have been retrofitted by Boeing to be used as unmanned planes for target practice and...

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Learning From Europe's 'Right to Be Forgotten'

(4) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 7:15 PM

In 2008, millions of Internet users got a penetrating glimpse into the sordid sex life of Max Mosley, the then-head of Formula One racing, when British tabloid News of the World released secretly filmed videos of him engaging in a distinctly S&M-themed "sex orgy" with several prostitutes.

Mosley successfully...

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Digitizing the Fourth Amendment

(17) Comments | Posted August 12, 2013 | 12:21 PM

Pen and paper have largely been replaced by digital documents and cloud storage, yet law enforcement agencies and courts have had trouble honoring the Fourth Amendment in a world increasingly devoid of "papers and effects."

It's no secret that technology has far outpaced the law, but must the law circumvent...

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Droning On: The Need to Establish a New Norm

(17) Comments | Posted February 15, 2013 | 4:36 PM

With today's wireless communications technology, employees can work remotely, governments and businesses can monitor our communications, transactions, and movements remotely, and using drones, the military can kill remotely - yet our constitutional rights have remained immobile, tethered to the physical borders of the United States.

Last week's...

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Databases: Creating a New Digital Divide

(2) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 5:57 PM

Much to her surprise, a few weeks ago, a woman in Florida was sent a letter informing her that because of her death she had been stricken from the voter rolls. It seems that for the second time, the Social Security Administration had confused her with a woman...

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Hello Drones, Goodbye Privacy

(3) Comments | Posted March 7, 2012 | 9:46 AM

A future where unmanned surveillance drones zip through the skies keeping tabs on civilians is no longer relegated to dystopic novels. The panopticon has arrived and privacy rights are in danger.

In less than three months, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will allow law enforcement agencies to operate drones in...

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In Fight to Secure Cyberspace, Lawmakers Can't Forget Privacy

(9) Comments | Posted February 14, 2012 | 11:08 AM

As security officials continue to stir the pot with doomsday warnings of apocalyptic cyberattacks, lawmakers must not lose sight of privacy rights as Congress moves ahead with legislation aimed at protecting key private networks.

Heeding the warnings of impending cyber Armageddon, this year both the Senate and...

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