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Tag Archives: William A. McComas

William A. McComas: Hacking’s New Frontier (access required)

In the interests of maintaining a civil society, it is time to establish protocol around the threats posed by hackers and how victims may retaliate. Once restricted to desktop computers, the culture of hacking today affects a wide variety of computing devices embedded in valuable assets and deadly equipment, including weapon systems, cars and homes.

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William A. McComas: Confronting the surveillance state (access required)

Since the UK’s Guardian newspaper and The Washington Post revealed the existence of two National Security Agency surveillance programs, many have expressed surprise and indignation. How could our government in good faith cull the personal data of millions of citizens, they ask? How could it gain access to private communications without our consent? Have our elected leaders allowed the NSA to become an Orwellian behemoth?

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William A. McComas: State has a duty to protect youth, including female lacrosse players (access required)

Opposition to the recently proposed Maryland legislation regarding the adoption of protective head gear in girls’ youth lacrosse is founded on two familiar biases — one concerning gender and the other the role of state government.

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Maryland Entrepreneur’s Guide gets an update

It took about five years, a new wave of technology and almost 80 inches of snow to revamp a business-creation guidebook that debuted in the dot-com boom two decades back. The Maryland Entrepreneur’s Guide, a source for starting and maintaining ...

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