The city council of Riviera Beach, FL, agreed to pay almost $600,000 in bitcoin to ransom back their computer systems, held hostage by malware for the past three...The New York Times From ACM TechNews | June 21, 2019
Ransomware that has frozen thousands of computers in Baltimore and crippled many city services contains a key element developed by the U.S. National Security Agency...The New York Times From ACM TechNews | May 29, 2019
Google's plan to limit the software services it provides Chinese telecommunication giant Huawei is expected to accelerate the isolation of China's Internet users...The New York Times From ACM TechNews | May 23, 2019
San Francisco's Board of Supervisors has banned the use of facial recognition technology for surveillance purposes by police and other agencies in the city.
The New York Times From ACM TechNews | May 15, 2019
Symantec researchers discovered Chinese intelligence agents had acquired National Security Agency hacking tools and used them in 2016 to attack American allies...The New York Times From ACM TechNews | May 14, 2019
Last year, the Food and Drug Administration approved a device that can capture an image of your retina and automatically detect signs of diabetic blindness.
The New York Times From ACM News | March 25, 2019
Concern that cars could be hacked by criminals, terrorists, or even rogue governments has prompted a new era of security efforts within the auto industry.
The New York Times From ACM TechNews | March 18, 2019
The internet consists of tiny bits of code that move around the world, traveling along wires as thin as a strand of hair strung across the ocean floor. The data...The New York Times From ACM News | March 12, 2019
The Trump White House has accelerated a secret American program to sabotage Iran's missiles and rockets, according to current and former administration officials...The New York Times From ACM News | February 14, 2019
A common belief among tech industry insiders is that Silicon Valley has dominated the internet because much of the worldwide network was designed and built by Americans...The New York Times From ACM News | January 3, 2019
The world's leading technology companies, from Google to Alibaba in China, are racing to build the first quantum computer, a machine that would be far more powerful...The New York Times From ACM News | December 4, 2018