Inventors that Changed the World – George Carruthers

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Black History Month Invention Still on Moon

As the final installment of our Black History Month series, Secure Data recognizes George Carruthers and his invention of the Far Ultraviolet Electrographic Camera. This camera was the first of its kind and traveled to the moon on the Apollo 16 mission. Dr. Carruthers’ original telescope with the tripod is still on the moon today. One of the backup cameras … Read More

Growing Nationwide Data Privacy Concerns

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Americans Have Concerns Over Data Privacy

Our data is constantly up for grabs. While we strive to be security- and privacy-minded consumers and users, the way we shop, the things we view online, sometimes even where we travel is a data point that is a little piece of who we are. Each piece of this kind of information paints a picture of us; our habits, our … Read More

Inventors that Changed the World – Marie Brown

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Marie Brown Home Security System Changed World

Marie Van Brittan Brown was a nurse who lived in Queens, NY and often found herself home alone. Along with her husband, Albert, she created a system that would give her more peace of mind and more security control in her own home. Brown invented what she referred to as the “Home Security System Utilizing Television Surveillance,” but that wasn’t … Read More

The Internet and Section 230

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The internet evolution created new laws in US

The rapid-fire evolution of the “internet” as we know it today occurred in the blink of an eye. It is estimated that in 1993, two-way telecommunications networks communicated only 1% of information worldwide. By 2007, it was 97%. In about 14 years, the internet grew so rapidly in popularity and use that lawmakers in the United States had to draft … Read More

Inventors that Changed the World – Jerry Lawson

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Inventors who changed technology for the better.

Jerry Lawson contributed to designing the Fairchild Channel F, which was a video game console released in 1976 that was specifically designed to use game interchangeable game cartridges. The Channel F also had a pause button on its controller, which was the first time this function was available on a home video game system. One of the biggest hurdles for … Read More