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1992 Los Angeles uprising: Skyline today
Thirty years later, the beating of Rodney King and the shooting death of Latasha Harlins continue to reverberate in Los Angeles and throughout the country. (Photo/iStock)

‘Like a stick of dynamite’: USC scholars reflect on legacy of 1992 L.A. uprising and police beating of Rodney King

USC experts remember the events that led up to the violence and protests, and consider more recent violence against Blacks including George Floyd and Eric Garner and fatal confrontations between vigilantes and Black citizens.

Science/Technology
Biometrics
USC Information Science Institute researchers are pioneering an effort to identify and prevent spoofing attacks on biometrics systems. (Photo illustration/iStock)

USC’s cutting-edge biometrics research receives technology-transfer government contract

Cyberattacks are increasingly sophisticated as institutions of all kinds turn to biometrics to confirm user identity. USC Information Sciences Institute researchers are on the front lines, developing systems to guard against security breaches and hacking attempts.