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Security Researchers Warn of Online Voting Risks
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Security Researchers Warn of Online Voting Risks

Security researchers warned Australia should not rely on any online voting system that lacks a thorough ballot-verification method, to ensure against fraudulent...

Could These Grain-Sized Computers ­sing Blockchain Networks Thwart Counterfeiters?
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Could These Grain-Sized Computers ­sing Blockchain Networks Thwart Counterfeiters?

IBM researchers have developed granular microcomputers that could work with a blockchain electronic ledger to verify and track any product.

Coders and Librarians Team ­p to Save Scientific Data
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Coders and Librarians Team ­p to Save Scientific Data

Software programmers, librarians, and others are archiving scientific data from government websites.

DARPA Wants to Create Secure Data-Sharing Tech
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DARPA Wants to Create Secure Data-Sharing Tech

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is launching the Secure Handhelds on Assured Resilient networks at the tactical Edge project.

China's Policing Robot: Cattle Prod Meets Supercomputer
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China's Policing Robot: Cattle Prod Meets Supercomputer

Chinese researchers have developed an "intelligent security robot" and deployed it in a Shenzhen airport.

Study Reveals Only 1 in 6 Drivers Want Fully-Autonomous Vehicles
From ACM TechNews

Study Reveals Only 1 in 6 Drivers Want Fully-Autonomous Vehicles

Most U.S. drivers do not want to own a fully self-driving car in the future, according to a University of Michigan survey. 

White House Worries About Bad AI Coding
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White House Worries About Bad AI Coding

The White House released a report this week suggesting it may be important to develop ethical frameworks for designing automated computer systems. 

Feds Seek Public Input on the Future of Iot
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Feds Seek Public Input on the Future of Iot

The U.S. Department of Commerce is seeking public comment on the Internet of Things.

­.s. Military Wants to Create Cyborg Soldiers
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­.s. Military Wants to Create Cyborg Soldiers

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working to create a chip to implant in a soldier's brain to connect it directly to computers. 

Vint Cerf and 260 Experts Give FCC a Plan to Secure Wi-Fi Routers
From ACM TechNews

Vint Cerf and 260 Experts Give FCC a Plan to Secure Wi-Fi Routers

Network and cybersecurity experts are critiquing U.S. Federal Communications Commission proposed rules for Wi-Fi routers and RF devices.

Study Names the Five Most Hackable Vehicles
From ACM TechNews

Study Names the Five Most Hackable Vehicles

A PT&C|LWG Forensic Consulting Services study has named the top five vehicles most susceptible to hacking. 

Get Ready to Live in a Trillion-Device World
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Get Ready to Live in a Trillion-Device World

University of California, Berkeley professor Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli predicts the world will be completely suffused with tiny sensors within 10 years. 

Remember Conficker? It's Still Around
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Remember Conficker? It's Still Around

Malware called Conficker began widely infecting computers in 2008; about 1 million computers worldwide are still infected despite years of cleanup efforts.

Will AI Drive the Human Race Off a Cliff?
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Will AI Drive the Human Race Off a Cliff?

A recent panel discussion focused on the need to develop policies to prevent artificial intelligence from evolving to the point where it threatens humanity's existence...

Nasa Rides Artificial Intelligence to the Moon and Mars
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Nasa Rides Artificial Intelligence to the Moon and Mars

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration will use artificial intelligence to schedule research opportunities for its many probes and rovers.

Google Says Bye Bye, Captchas, Well, Mostly
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Google Says Bye Bye, Captchas, Well, Mostly

Google recently announced it has starting phasing out its CAPTCHAs in favor of using its reCAPTCHA service.

Researchers, Medical Workers Seek Tech Answers to Ebola Outbreak
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Researchers, Medical Workers Seek Tech Answers to Ebola Outbreak

Robotics researchers plan to meet with healthcare and aid workers as part of a series of workshops on how technology can help fight Ebola and other dangerous viruses...

Computer Scientists Say Meme Research Doesn't Threaten Free Speech
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Computer Scientists Say Meme Research Doesn't Threaten Free Speech

The heads of five of the U.S.'s largest computing research organizations are refuting political attacks on research on what makes ideas go viral, particularly on...

Meet Diesel, a Cute Dog and Organic Robot
From ACM TechNews

Meet Diesel, a Cute Dog and Organic Robot

A Labrador Retriever named Diesel has become a canine that functions as a Cyber-Physical Search and Rescue Dog through a high-tech vest. 

Home ­sers Cite Laziness For Lax Online Security
From ACM TechNews

Home ­sers Cite Laziness For Lax Online Security

A survey examining why people do not adequately protect their home computers found that about 80 percent of respondents said they were too lazy. 
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