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Censorship Pays: China's State Newspaper Expands Lucrative Online Scrubbing Business
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Censorship Pays: China's State Newspaper Expands Lucrative Online Scrubbing Business

People.cn, the online unit of China's influential People's Daily, is boosting its numbers of human internet censors backed by artificial intelligence to help firms...

Hackers at Convention to Ferret Out Election System Bugs
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Hackers at Convention to Ferret Out Election System Bugs

Def Con, one of the world's largest hacker conventions, will serve as a laboratory for breaking into voting machines this week, extending its efforts to identify...

Printing Body Parts in Hospital Shows 3D Tech's Growing Reach
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Printing Body Parts in Hospital Shows 3D Tech's Growing Reach

Three-dimensional printers are letting doctors in Minnesota make simulated body parts in a hospital and a Brooklyn startup create rocket engines designed to put...

Singapore Airport May ­se Facial Recognition Systems to Find Late Passengers
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Singapore Airport May ­se Facial Recognition Systems to Find Late Passengers

Ever been delayed on a flight because of straggling fellow passengers?

Chips Down: China Aims to Boost Semiconductors as Trade War Looms
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Chips Down: China Aims to Boost Semiconductors as Trade War Looms

Now, as a trade war with the United States looms, a government decision to accelerate the development of the domestic chip industry underlines how far those goals...

Made in China 2025: Beijing's Big Ambitions from Robots to Chips
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Made in China 2025: Beijing's Big Ambitions from Robots to Chips

China is looking to catch up with rivals like the United States and Germany in high-end technology, making a major push with a "Made in China 2025" strategy that...

In Self-Driving Cars, Human Drivers and Standards Come ­p Short: Experts
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In Self-Driving Cars, Human Drivers and Standards Come ­p Short: Experts

Autonomous cars should be required to meet standards on their ability to detect potential hazards and better ways are needed to keep their human drivers ready to...

China Eyes 'Black Tech' to Boost Security as Parliament Meets
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China Eyes 'Black Tech' to Boost Security as Parliament Meets

At a highway check point on the outskirts of Beijing, local police are this week testing out a new security tool: smart glasses that can pick up facial features...

Hyperinflation Meets Tech: Cash-Scarce Venezuela Sees Boom in Payment Apps
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Hyperinflation Meets Tech: Cash-Scarce Venezuela Sees Boom in Payment Apps

Widerven Villegas and his brother wash some 30 cars a day at a parking lot in Caracas. Despite charging less than 50 cents, nobody pays them in cash.

Blockchain to Track Congo's Cobalt from Mine to Mobile
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Blockchain to Track Congo's Cobalt from Mine to Mobile

Blockchain is to be used for the first time to try to track cobalt's journey from artisanal mines in Democratic Republic of Congo through to products used in smartphones...

Maersk, IBM to Llaunch Blockchain-Based Platform For Global Trade
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Maersk, IBM to Llaunch Blockchain-Based Platform For Global Trade

The world's largest container shipping firm A.P. Moller-Maersk is teaming up with IBM to create an industry-wide trading platform it says can speed up trade and...

How a Researcher Hacked His Own Computer and Found 'worst' Chip Flaw
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How a Researcher Hacked His Own Computer and Found 'worst' Chip Flaw

Daniel Gruss didn't sleep much the night he hacked his own computer and exposed a flaw in most of the chips made in the past two decades by hardware giant Intel...

­kraine Finally Battens Down Its Leaky Cyber Hatches After Attacks
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­kraine Finally Battens Down Its Leaky Cyber Hatches After Attacks

When the chief of Microsoft Ukraine switched jobs to work for President Petro Poroshenko, he found that everyone in the office used the same login password.

Flush Times For Hackers in Booming Cyber Security Job Market
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Flush Times For Hackers in Booming Cyber Security Job Market

The surge in far-flung and destructive cyber attacks is not good for national security, but for an increasing number of hackers and researchers, it is great for...

­.s. Government Crackdown Threatens Kaspersky's American Dream
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­.s. Government Crackdown Threatens Kaspersky's American Dream

Eugene Kaspersky, the CEO of the Russian cybersecurity software firm that bears his name, had a big American dream.

­nder Pressure, Western Tech Firms Bow to Russian Demands to Share Cyber Secrets
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­nder Pressure, Western Tech Firms Bow to Russian Demands to Share Cyber Secrets

Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time...

­.s. Weighs Restricting Chinese Investment in Artificial Intelligence
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­.s. Weighs Restricting Chinese Investment in Artificial Intelligence

The United States appears poised to heighten scrutiny of Chinese investment in Silicon Valley to better shield sensitive technologies seen as vital to U.S. national...

Chinese Exam Authorities ­se Facial Recognition, Drones to Catch Cheats
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Chinese Exam Authorities ­se Facial Recognition, Drones to Catch Cheats

Chinese education authorities have gone high-tech to catch cheaters as millions of high-school students take their "gaokao", the annual university entrance exam...

Japan Automakers Look to Robots to Keep Elderly On the Move  
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Japan Automakers Look to Robots to Keep Elderly On the Move  

Japanese automakers are looking beyond the industry trend to develop self-driving cars and turning their attention to robots to help keep the country's rapidly...

How Artificial Life Spawned a Billion-Dollar Industry
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How Artificial Life Spawned a Billion-Dollar Industry

Scientists are getting closer to building life from scratch and technology pioneers are taking notice, with record sums moving into a field that could deliver novel...
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