About Eric Bates

Eric received his B.S. in political science with an emphasis in international relations from Santa Clara University in 2012. Upon graduating, he traveled and worked for a non-profit in Central America. He is a religious viewer of Conan O’Brien and also loves traveling. Eric is attending San Jose State University's graduate school program to receive a M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications. He can be reached at ebates0@gmail.com.
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The Shellshock Virus: Yet Another Way For Hackers To Steal Your Information

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The emergence of a computer bug named “Shell Shock,” which is being called one of the worst computer viruses to have ever existed, has scrambled cyber security professionals into fixing a security flaw that has been built into many popular operating systems – most of which are still used today. Governments and private companies, such…
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The World Has Lost Half Its Wildlife

It’s no secret that humankind interacts with Earth the same way we overdraw from our bank accounts – we tend to take more out than we put back in. Unfortunately, our recklessness has finally caught up with us. According to a new report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world has lost half its…
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Beheading Someone Isn’t Just “Workplace Violence”

On September 25th, Alton Nolan, a man who was just fired from his job at an Oklahoma food processing plant, drove to his former workplace and attacked two of his female coworkers, beheading one of them with a knife. He was finally stopped after an off-duty police officer shot him. But what makes this atrocity…
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Eric Holder Comes Out Supporting The Legalization of Marijuana

Soon after Attorney General Eric Holder tendered his resignation, he appears to be cozying up to the idea of making an argument for the legalization of marijuana. This is a drastic shift in ideology, as Holder has resisted the shift from his past non-support for legalization over his tenure as Attorney General. In an interview…
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Next Up on America’s Hit List: The Khorasan Group

Early this week, the US lead military coalition expanded the scope of its counterterrorism efforts in the Middle East by carrying out a series of airstrikes into Syria. But instead of solely targeting ISIL, the extremist Islamist group that has ravaged most of Iraq and now Syria within the past few months, the US also…
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