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Meet Your (Chinese) Facebook Censors
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Meet Your (Chinese) Facebook Censors

At least half a dozen Chinese nationals are working as social media censors at Facebook, a former company insider says.

'I Monitor My Staff With Software That Takes Screenshots'
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'I Monitor My Staff With Software That Takes Screenshots'

The increase of employees working from home during the coronavirus pandemic coincides with a spike in demand from employers for surveillance software.

This Is How Much Top Hackers Are Earning From Bug Bounties
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This Is How Much Top Hackers Are Earning From Bug Bounties

More than $44.75 million in bounties was awarded to hackers worldwide over the past year, up 86% year-on-year, according to HackerOne.

China Bans Scratch, MIT's Programming Language for Kids
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China Bans Scratch, MIT's Programming Language for Kids

Organizations and students in China can no longer access the website of Scratch, the programming language developed at the MIT Media Lab.

Study Examines Robocall Strategies and Techniques for Stopping Them
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Study Examines Robocall Strategies and Techniques for Stopping Them

Researchers from North Carolina State University conducted a large-scale study of robocalls, and report on useful tools and perspectives for researchers, investigators...

Computer Scientists Will Describe Software at Virtual Cyber Conference
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Computer Scientists Will Describe Software at Virtual Cyber Conference

Sandia National Laboratories computer scientists Adrian Chavez and Vince Urias have developed cybersecurity platforms they will describe at the Cybersecurity Technology...

Sandia Expands Access to Its Cyber Research Tools
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Sandia Expands Access to Its Cyber Research Tools

Sandia has created free cyber research tools for academic and research institutions.

Texas Instruments Makes It Harder to Run Programs on Its Calculators
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Texas Instruments Makes It Harder to Run Programs on Its Calculators

Texas Instruments is pulling support for assembly- and C-based programs on the TI-84 Plus CE calculator and its French counterpart. The move is meant to prevent...

Software Flaws Often Reported First on Social Media
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Software Flaws Often Reported First on Social Media

Social media sites, especially GitHub, often report vulnerabilities in software before that information is published at U.S. government sites, researchers at Pacific...

Web of Psychological Cues Tempt Users to Reveal More Online
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Web of Psychological Cues Tempt Users to Reveal More Online

A team of Penn State researchers identified a dozen cues that can influence a user's decision to reveal private information online.

Automating Automation
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Automating Automation: CS at the Heart of the Manufacturing Economy

Using machine learning, I'm able to reduce the time required for designing products from months to mere hours as well as free up time for engineers to focus on...

Launching a New Feature in <i>Communications</i>
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Launching a New Feature in Communications

Communications is launching a new series of articles that broaden our presentation of the computing profession, with a particular focus on a young professional...

Coronavirus Heightens Risk of Cybercrime in the Workplace, Expert Warns
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Coronavirus Heightens Risk of Cybercrime in the Workplace, Expert Warns

Heightened fear and anxiety related to COVID-19 makes people more vulnerable targets for cyber hackers, says Professor David Simpson at Virginia Tech.

Barclays Installs Spyware on Employees' Computers
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Barclays Installs Spyware on Employees' Computers

Barclays has installed "Big Brother" monitoring software on the computers of workers at its London headquarters.

FBI Is Investigating More Than 1,000 Cases of Chinese Theft of U.S. Technology
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FBI Is Investigating More Than 1,000 Cases of Chinese Theft of U.S. Technology

U.S. officials say the Chinese government and its agents have been targeting U.S. companies and universities to steal intellectual property.

Data Analysis IDs High-Risk Locations for New Coronavirus
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Data Analysis IDs High-Risk Locations for New Coronavirus

Researchers at the University of Southampton analyzed troves of data to identify cities and provinces in China, as well as cities and countries worldwide, that...

Google Paid Out $6.5 Million in Bug Bounties in 2019
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Google Paid Out $6.5 Million in Bug Bounties in 2019

Google handed out a record $6.5 million of bug bounty prize money in 2019 as part of its Vulnerability Reward Programs.

I Was A Teenage Code-Breaker at Bletchley Park
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I Was A Teenage Code-Breaker at Bletchley Park

Helen Andrews was one of the youngest workers at Bletchley Park in 1940. She has only recently started talking about her experiences

Online Hate Speech Could Be Contained Like A Computer Virus, Researchers Say
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Online Hate Speech Could Be Contained Like A Computer Virus, Researchers Say

Online hate speech could be tackled using the same "quarantine" approach deployed to combat malicious software, University of Cambridge researchers say.

The Most Copied StackOverflow Java Code Snippet Contains a Bug
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The Most Copied StackOverflow Java Code Snippet Contains a Bug

The most copied StackOverflow Java code snippet of all time is flawed, the snippet's author says.
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