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Women Primed to Fill Cybersecurity Talent Gap
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Women Primed to Fill Cybersecurity Talent Gap

Cybersecurity analysts are in great demand thanks to the surge in remote work due to the pandemic; hiring more women can help narrow the talent gap.

Self-Driving Industry Takes to the Highway After Robotaxi Failure
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Self-Driving Industry Takes to the Highway After Robotaxi Failure

FThe autonomous vehicle industry is refocusing on more-profitable opportunities after efforts to commercialize robotaxis failed to live up to the hype.

Researchers Turn to Wearable Tech in Race to Track Covid-19
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Researchers Turn to Wearable Tech in Race to Track Covid-19

Researchers are using wearable technologies that monitor fluctuations in biomarkers to collect real-time patient data, to try to track the spread of Covid-19.

Companies Wrestle With Growing Cybersecurity Threat: Their Own Employees
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Companies Wrestle With Growing Cybersecurity Threat: Their Own Employees

As companies navigate an increase in cyberattacks amid the coronavirus pandemic, they must contend with the security threats posed by their own employees.

Pay Users to Spot Bias in AI, Say Top Researchers
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Pay Users to Spot Bias in AI, Say Top Researchers

Leading researchers have proposed a system of financially rewarding users to spot bias in algorithms.

China, Huawei Propose Reinvention of the Internet
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China, Huawei Propose Reinvention of the Internet

Huawei, China Unicom, China Telecom, and China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology have proposed a new standard for core network technology.

China Tech Groups Censored Information About Coronavirus
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China Tech Groups Censored Information About Coronavirus

Researchers said Chinese social media platforms censored keywords related to the coronavirus outbreak as early as December, potentially limiting the Chinese public's...

Wall Street Banks Ramp Up Research Into Quantum Finance
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Wall Street Banks Ramp Up Research Into Quantum Finance

Wall Street banks are accelerating their research into quantum computing.

Race Is on to Build Quantum-Proof Encryption
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Race Is on to Build Quantum-Proof Encryption

Experts say quantum computing could upend data security encryption systems, which rely on factoring large prime numbers—a task easily scalable with the power provided...

Cybersecurity Companies Race to Combat 'Deepfake' Technology
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Cybersecurity Companies Race to Combat 'Deepfake' Technology

Cybersecurity firms are researching techniques to foil potential deepfake attacks.

Microsoft Quietly Deletes Largest Public Face-Recognition Dataset
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Microsoft Quietly Deletes Largest Public Face-Recognition Dataset

Microsoft has deleted its MS Celeb dataset from the Internet.

Alphabet, Apple Take Divergent Paths in Health
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Alphabet, Apple Take Divergent Paths in Health

Alphabet and Apple are following different strategies to transform healthcare.

Future Shock: Inside Google's Smart City
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Future Shock: Inside Google's Smart City

Google is using a 12-acre plot on the outskirts of Toronto to build a city of the future.

How Smartphone Apps Track ­sers and Share Data
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How Smartphone Apps Track ­sers and Share Data

Researchers analyzing about 33% of the Android apps in the Google Play Store found almost nine out of 10 track smartphone data and transmit it back to Google.

'hackathon' Attempts to STEM Proliferation of Fake News
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'hackathon' Attempts to STEM Proliferation of Fake News

A hackathon inspired by the influence of fake news on the U.S. presidential election seeks to incentivize the prioritization of truth.

Arms Deal Sets Limits on Cyber Technologies
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Arms Deal Sets Limits on Cyber Technologies

Additions to the Wassenaar Arrangement will require technology companies to get permission from governments to sell a range of security and surveillance software...

Facebook Raises Fears with Ad Tracking
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Facebook Raises Fears with Ad Tracking

Facebook is working with a controversial data company called Datalogix that can track whether people who see ads on the social networking site end up buying those...

Founding Father Wants Secure 'internet 2'
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Founding Father Wants Secure 'internet 2'

A new version of the Internet might be the best way to defend against cyberattacks, says Internet co-founder Vint Cerf. 

From ACM TechNews

Rules of Engagement For Cyberwars See Slow Progress

Rules of cyberwar engagement are lagging behind world powers' development of their cyberwarfare capabilities.  Meanwhile, cyberwarfare funding continues to rise...

From ACM TechNews

It Will Soon Be Too Late to Stop the Cyberwars

Clearly defining cyberwar is problematic because there are various levels of cyberespionage and tactics that create uncertainty, writes Bruce Schneier.
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