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Archive for March 1st, 2018


Faculty Interviewed for Tonight’s Local News

 C|M|Law will be featured on News Channel 5s broadcast tonight at 6pm. Professor Brian Ray was interviewed about internet bots. What is a bot? According to C|Net, “a bot is an application that performs an automated task, such as setting an alarm, telling you the weather or searching online.” The tasks that bots perform range from helpful, to annoying, to malicious. Bots crawl the web, finding new websites and updating search engines, and helping users order items or find discounts. There are even Lawyer-Bots. Bots can also pose cybersecurity threats, spamming your social media with ads and other junk, tricking you into thinking that you’re interacting with another person, and spreading misinformation or even viruses. For further reading about bots, check out these articles from The Atlantic, Techopedia, and Venturebeat.

For more on cybersecurity, check out C|M|Law’s Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection, and the C|M|Law Library’s Cyberlaw Guide.