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Spies for Hire: China's New Breed of Hackers
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Spies for Hire: China's New Breed of Hackers

China's state security ministry is recruiting from a vast pool of private-sector hackers who often have their own agendas and sometimes use their access for commercial...

White House Seeks to Plug Cybersecurity Job Hole
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White House Seeks to Plug Cybersecurity Job Hole

The White House held a cybersecurity summit with business leaders in the tech, finance, and energy sectors on Wednesday (August 25) in what was described as a "call...

A Bunch of MIT Students Got $100 of Free Bitcoin in 2014 – Some Wasted It on Sushi
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A Bunch of MIT Students Got $100 of Free Bitcoin in 2014 – Some Wasted It on Sushi

In 2014, MIT computer science student Jeremy Rubin offered all undergraduate students on campus $100 worth of bitcoin. Some got rich. Some spent it at a sushi restaurant...

Python Code Libraries Are Riddled With Security Holes
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Python Code Libraries Are Riddled With Security Holes

Almost half of the packages in the official Python Package Index (PyPI) repository have at least one security issue, according to an analysis by researchers at...

Women In Crypto Field Say They Can Disrupt the Bitcoin 'Bro' Problem
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Women In Crypto Field Say They Can Disrupt the Bitcoin 'Bro' Problem

Despite the bitcoin "bro" culture proliferating on social media, women in the crypto sphere say the digital currency's anonymity can help them find a place in the...

Google Launches New Bug Hunters Vulnerability Rewards Platform
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Google Launches New Bug Hunters Vulnerability Rewards Platform

Google has announced the new bughunters.google.com platform and community designed to host all its Vulnerability Rewards Programs (VRP) under the same roof.

MLB to Test Electronic System for Catchers to Give Signals to Pitchers
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MLB to Test Electronic System for Catchers to Give Signals to Pitchers

Major League Baseball will begin testing new technology next month that allows catchers in the Low-A West minor leagues to electronically communicate signals to...

The Top Tech Salaries in the U.S. in 2021
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The Top Tech Salaries in the U.S. in 2021

Tech workers in the United States can earn from 20% to 85% more than the average salary of other workers, with the highest-paying tech jobs averaging from $80,000...

Chuchu Fan Receives 2020 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award
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Chuchu Fan Receives 2020 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award

Chuchu Fan, an assistant professor at MIT who received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the recipient of the 2020 ACM Doctoral...

NIST Wants to Measure Trust in AI
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NIST Wants to Measure Trust in AI

The National Institutes of Standards and Technology wants to quantify user trust in artificial intelligence.

Chinese Companies Use 'Third Eye' Software to Monitor Tech Workers
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Chinese Companies Use 'Third Eye' Software to Monitor Tech Workers

Chinese tech companies are using "Third Eye" surveillance software to monitor workers' web usage and idle time, and track when a worker is viewing videos or looking...

Generating Synthetic Data Solves Major Privacy Issues in Research
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Generating Synthetic Data Solves Major Privacy Issues in Research

Researchers at the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence used probabilistic modelling to generate high-quality anonymized synthetic data while preserving original...

Columbia Team Builds Hacker-Resistant Cloud Software System
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Columbia Team Builds Hacker-Resistant Cloud Software System

Columbia University researchers have developed a system that guarantees — through a mathematical proof — the security of virtual machines in the cloud.

U.S. Has Almost 500,000 Job Openings in Cybersecurity
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U.S. Has Almost 500,000 Job Openings in Cybersecurity

The U.S. Commerce Department's Cyber Seek technology job-tracking database and the trade group CompTIA count about 465,000 current U.S. cybersecurity job openings...

Fermilab Exposes Proprietary Data for All to See
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Fermilab Exposes Proprietary Data for All to See

Security researchers of the Sakura Samurai ethical hacking group used multiple unsecured entry points to access data, code, messages, and passwords belonging to...

Google Announces 2021 Research Scholar Program Recipients
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Google Announces 2021 Research Scholar Program Recipients

Google announced 86 principal investigators in 15+ countries and over 50 universities as the 2021 recipients of its Research Scholar Program.

Embed Your Startup In The 'Secret City'
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Embed Your Startup In The 'Secret City'

An entrepreneurship program for national security-related technology startups will provide financial support and access to Los Alamos National Laboratory's resources...

Technologist Salaries Rose 3.6% in 2020, Says Dice Salary Report
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Technologist Salaries Rose 3.6% in 2020, Says Dice Salary Report

The average U.S. technology industry annual salary hit $97,859 in 2020, up 3.6% from 2019, according to the Dice 2021 Tech Salary Report.

Machine Learning Algorithm Boosts Defense Against Zero-Day Attacks
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Machine Learning Algorithm Boosts Defense Against Zero-Day Attacks

A Penn State-led team of researchers used a machine learning approach based on a technique known as reinforcement learning to create an adaptive cyber defense against...

Imaging Tech Can Identify Counterfeit Travel Docs, Researchers Say
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Imaging Tech Can Identify Counterfeit Travel Docs, Researchers Say

Researchers at the University of Kent have found that optical coherence tomography imaging technology can be utilized to distinguish between legitimate and counterfeit...
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