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ACM Chuck Thacker Breakthrough Award Goes to Innovator Who Transformed Web Applications
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ACM Chuck Thacker Breakthrough Award Goes to Innovator Who Transformed Web Applications

ACM has named Michael Franz at the University of California, Irvine, recipient of the Charles P. "Chuck" Thacker Breakthrough in Computing Award.

Category Killers of the Internet Are Significantly Reducing Online Diversity
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Category Killers of the Internet Are Significantly Reducing Online Diversity

A multi-institutional team of Australian researchers has found the diversity of online players is declining.

Technology Could Turn You Into a Tiffany
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Technology Could Turn You Into a Tiffany

Companies are developing digital tools for the design of personalized jewelry, which can be fabricated via sophisticated three-dimensional metal printing.

Girl Scout Troop Teams Up With Google Wing on Cookie Deliveries
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Girl Scout Troop Teams Up With Google Wing on Cookie Deliveries

A Virginia girl scou troop teamed up with Google Wing amid COVID-19.

DOD Isn't Armed to Combat Growing Threat of Info Warfare, Experts Warn
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DOD Isn't Armed to Combat Growing Threat of Info Warfare, Experts Warn

Experts will say in today's Congressional testimony that the U.S. can learn from how cyberthreats have evolved in addressing growing online information operations...

Goldman Sachs Predicts Quantum Computing is 5 Years Away from Use in Markets
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Goldman Sachs Predicts Quantum Computing is 5 Years Away from Use in Markets

US bank and QC Ware looked into use of the technology to price complex derivatives.

As Auctioneers and Artists Rush Into NFTs, Many Collectors Stay Away
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As Auctioneers and Artists Rush Into NFTs, Many Collectors Stay Away

Auction sales show a schism in the market: speculative buyers flock to crypto art while blue-chip collectors hold back, fearing legal gray areas and copyright issues...

Ford's Ever-Smarter Robots Are Speeding Up the Assembly Line
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Ford's Ever-Smarter Robots Are Speeding Up the Assembly Line

A transmission factory shows how artificial intelligence may creep into industrial processes in gradual and often imperceptible ways.

France’s Macron Eyes Artificial Intelligence to Monitor Terrorism
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France’s Macron Eyes Artificial Intelligence to Monitor Terrorism

The move comes as the French president comes under pressure to crack down on terrorism and Islamist separatism.

Stanford Study Questions How Medical AI Devices Are Evaluated
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Stanford Study Questions How Medical AI Devices Are Evaluated

A group of Stanford University researchers wanted to know how much regulators and doctors actually know about the accuracy of the AI devices they are tout and approve...

Exclusive: Air Force Research Taps Quantum Computing
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Exclusive: Air Force Research Taps Quantum Computing

The Air Force plans to partner with quantum computing software company QC Ware to harness its algorithms to better surveil unmanned aircraft.

Justice Department Convenes Task Force to Tackle Wave of Ransomware Attacks
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Justice Department Convenes Task Force to Tackle Wave of Ransomware Attacks

The U.S. Department of Justice launched the Ransomware and Digital Extortion Task Force to address the increase in ransomware attacks on critical U.S. organizations...

Can the 'Belief Propagation' Algorithm Accurately Describe Complex Networked Systems?
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Can the 'Belief Propagation' Algorithm Accurately Describe Complex Networked Systems?

Researchers have demonstrated a novel belief propagation algorithm to solve probabilistic models on networks containing short loops.

Viable Plan or Security Theatre? Europe Embraces Digital Health Pass
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Viable Plan or Security Theatre? Europe Embraces Digital Health Pass

The EU Commission is expected to award a contract soon for a central system to verify "digital green passes" for those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19...

AI Experts Even More in Demand as Economy Opens Up
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AI Experts Even More in Demand as Economy Opens Up

CompTIA has observed surging demand for artificial intelligence experts as the economy opens up and companies expand the technology's usage.

Cyber-Securing the Home Office
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Cyber-Securing the Home Office

Patching the security holes that arise when working from home.

A Growing Problem of 'Deepfake Geography': How AI Falsifies Satellite Images
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A Growing Problem of 'Deepfake Geography': How AI Falsifies Satellite Images

Researchers used satellite photos of three cities and manipulation of video and audio files to identify new methods of detecting deepfake satellite images.

Chipmaker Says It Will Ramp Up Production of Older 28nm Chips
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Chipmaker Says It Will Ramp Up Production of Older 28nm Chips

Fourth-largest contract chipmaker aiming at supply problems for carmakers, others.

Apple and Google Are Killing the (Ad) Cookie. Here's Why
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Apple and Google Are Killing the (Ad) Cookie. Here's Why

Farewell, advertising cookie.

Emotet Botnet Harvested 4.3 Million eMail Addresses; FBI Using 'Have I Been Pwned' to Alert the Victims
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Emotet Botnet Harvested 4.3 Million eMail Addresses; FBI Using 'Have I Been Pwned' to Alert the Victims

The law enforcement agency is working with the data breach service to alert people that their information may have been harvested by the botnet.
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