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How Safe is a Quantum-Safe Virtual Private Network?
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How Safe is a Quantum-Safe Virtual Private Network?

Verizon aims to find out by testing the technology, which is geared at enhancing encryption methods using session key exchange security mechanisms, the carrier...

Google to Release DeepMind's StreetLearn for Teaching Machine Learning Agents to Navigate Cities
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Google to Release DeepMind's StreetLearn for Teaching Machine Learning Agents to Navigate Cities

Google is preparing a November release of its DeepMind unit's StreetLearn dataset for training machine learning models to navigate cities without a map.

Cybersecurity Researchers Claim Every Network Router at Risk of Secretly Leaking Data
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Cybersecurity Researchers Claim Every Network Router at Risk of Secretly Leaking Data

Researchers have demonstrated a method for stealing information by exploiting a network router's light-emitting diodes.

Online Tracking By News Organizations Is Excessive, Say Researchers
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Online Tracking By News Organizations Is Excessive, Say Researchers

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found that news organizations permit far more use of third-party tracking than the average website. 

Angelica Lim: Flutist. Global Roboticist. Proud Master of a Robot Dalmatian Named Sparky.
From ACM TechNews

Angelica Lim: Flutist. Global Roboticist. Proud Master of a Robot Dalmatian Named Sparky.

Angelica Lim, a "developer on emotion recognition" on the Pepper robot at Aldebaran Robotics in Paris, specializes in building robots that can express emotions. ...

Web Inventor Berners-Lee: The Hidden Cost of Mass Surveillance
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Web Inventor Berners-Lee: The Hidden Cost of Mass Surveillance

Sir Tim Berners-Lee this week discussed the need for governments to end mass online surveillance.

How an Algorithm Detected the Ebola Outbreak a Week Early, and What It Could Do Next
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How an Algorithm Detected the Ebola Outbreak a Week Early, and What It Could Do Next

HealthMap, an international mapping tool that detects and tracks diseases, identified the Ebola virus just over a week before it spread. 
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