Thatcher Montgomery Contributing Editor

Class of 2017


  • Digitial data storage vulnerable to viral infiltration and theft

    In last week’s Pugwash meeting, we discussed the recent state of “ransomware” attacks and what they mean for the future of data. In the last month, a number of hospitals have been hit with cyber attacks known as ransomware.

    SciTech | April 4, 2016
  • Apple prioritizes its users’ privacy over national security

    The San Bernardino terrorist attack was a tragic event, and we hope that nothing like it ever happens again. But what is the best way of preventing future terrorists? Is it possible to stay safe without giving up our own freedoms? When Apple publicly refused to help the FBI break into the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists, the debate between freedom and security came back into th...

    SciTech | March 21, 2016
  • Verbal grudge match among top Republicans ends in tie

    In what might have been the most heated debate yet, Republican presidential hopefuls once again took to the stage last Thursday to vie for their party’s nomination. Even though there are still five candidates left, the main show was Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) and their attacks on reality television show host Donald Trump. Neurosurgeon Ben Carson and Ohio Governor John Kasich w...

    Special | February 29, 2016
  • Instant gratification may be less-than-gratifying to society

    This week’s topic in Pugwash is instant gratification. In today’s world, we’re constantly connected through our computers, our phones, and even our watches.

    SciTech | February 22, 2016
  • Gun violence & accidents preventable with smart technology?

    Last week’s Pugwash meeting focused on what technology can add to weapons in the realm of smart guns. The topic was not gun rights, but instead how technology could be used to overcome ethical issues surrounding gun rights.

    SciTech | February 15, 2016

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