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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.


Do EV Charging Stations Open the Power Grid to Attack?
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Do EV Charging Stations Open the Power Grid to Attack?

Electric vehicle Charging Station Management Systems need greater focus on security.

Algorithmic Hiring Needs a Human Face
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Algorithmic Hiring Needs a Human Face

Artificial intelligence may be an unstoppable force, but in the recruitment market it has met an immovable object: humans. Something has to give.

A Revolution in Haptics
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A Revolution in Haptics

New technology solutions allow users to 'touch' the virtual.

In Space, No One Can Fix Your Sign Errors
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In Space, No One Can Fix Your Sign Errors

Once you've left the Earth, the simple inversion of a critical parameter can cause a mission to fail.

Joke-Cracking Chatbots Boost Learning Levels
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Joke-Cracking Chatbots Boost Learning Levels

The role of humor in training, and conversing with, chatbots.

Defending Against the Next Stuxnet
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Defending Against the Next Stuxnet

Experts are skeptical of an Iranian plan to evade Stuxnet replay attacks.

Eyes on the Skies
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Eyes on the Skies

Fighting delivery drone privacy invasions.

Finally, Apps to Sink Your Teeth Into
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Finally, Apps to Sink Your Teeth Into

Developers are beginning to incorporate teeth into new technologies.

Creepy Robots of the Coronavirus Era
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Creepy Robots of the Coronavirus Era

The robots policing people as they begin to emerge from coronavirus lockdowns are not being mistaken for anyone's friends.

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.

Hitting the Heights
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Hitting the Heights

Rocket-assisted airplane collisions fuel better drone impact simulators.

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.

LiFi Standard Signals a Light-Bulb Moment for the Internet
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LiFi Standard Signals a Light-Bulb Moment for the Internet

Light is the power behind the global Internet; it may soon help us connect at work and at home, too

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

The growing challenges to digital phone forensics.
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