Dr. Larry Burriss

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  I’ve heard that the best defense is a good offense.  Or maybe it’s the other way around, the best offense is a good defense.  Whichever, this is my attempt to strike first and head off what may be a problem at MTSU.

As you may have heard, there is currently a move afoot to change the name of Forrest Hall, named for Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. 

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  For years Wikipedia has, unfortunately, been the go-to source for up-to-date information on current and past events.  Almost as soon as something anywhere in the world happens, someone, somewhere, generates a news story for the on-line encyclopedia.   Then the story gets edited by almost anyone who has access to the system.  And therein lies the problem.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  -  With all of the news about the National Security Agency tracking our cell phones and e-mails, it’s easy to forget that it’s not just the federal government that is collecting information about us.  Plenty of other folks have access to all sorts of data about our lives, and in many cases we don’t even know it is being collected.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --   Let’s go way, way back to the beginnings of the Internet.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  Two things seem to have gotten people really stirred up about privacy lately:  the revelations that the National Security Agency has a massive program of data mining, and the fact that so many companies are collecting an inordinate amount of data about each of us.  But somehow not very many people seem to have put these two concerns together.

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