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An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


Picking Locks with Audio Technology
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Picking Locks with Audio Technology

How eavesdropping smartphones could give thieves a copy of your front door key.

Stopping the Exploiters
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Stopping the Exploiters

An angry public demands an end to phishing sites exploiting Covid-19.  

Blocking Facial Recognition
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Blocking Facial Recognition

Facial recognition technology faces opposition from technology industry giants, and from the grass roots.

A Vector for Skulduggery
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A Vector for Skulduggery

Dark patterns have been migrating to smartphone apps.

Driverless Cars Face Laser Sabotage
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Driverless Cars Face Laser Sabotage

Attacks on the light-based radar (LiDAR) of autonomous vehicles could drive them off the road, or freeze them in their (tire) tracks.

Dark Web's Doppelgängers Aim to Dupe Antifraud Systems
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Dark Web's Doppelgängers Aim to Dupe Antifraud Systems

Digital doppelgängers that fool online payment fraud detection systems are a threat to your bank balance.

Robots Aim to Boost Astronaut Efficiency
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Robots Aim to Boost Astronaut Efficiency

A multitude of robotic assistants for astronauts and rovers are in development to make space exploration more resource-efficient.

Fending Off Digital Sabotage
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Fending Off Digital Sabotage

Sabotage-resistant industrial machinery combats Stuxnet-like attacks.

Keeping Up With the Phone Hackers
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Keeping Up With the Phone Hackers

The growing challenges to digital phone forensics.

Protecting Privacy from Wireless Spycams
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Protecting Privacy from Wireless Spycams

Computer science techniques combat intrusive cameras.

Rogue Drone Pilots Face A New Foe: Deep Learning AI
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Rogue Drone Pilots Face A New Foe: Deep Learning AI

A growing number of counter-drone systems look to overwhelm rogue drones, and find their pilots.

Defending the Orbital Internet
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Defending the Orbital Internet

Hypersonic space debris threatens communications beyond the atmosphere.

Smarter Voice Assistants Recognize Your Favorite Brands—and Health
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Smarter Voice Assistants Recognize Your Favorite Brands—and Health

People often surrender their data privacy to their continuously listening voice assistants without understanding the implications.

Blockchaining the Arts
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Blockchaining the Arts

Blockchain's undeletable data can address privacy and security issues in the fine art markets.

Bounties Mount for Bugs
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Bounties Mount for Bugs

Maturing bug bounty programs spot data abuse, secure the Internet of Things.
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