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After Election, Cautious Optimism That Few False Narratives Took Hold
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After Election, Cautious Optimism That Few False Narratives Took Hold

Researchers who study disinformation said most efforts to stoke doubt about results had failed to spread widely.

Binance Pulls Out of Deal to Acquire Rival Crypto Exchange FTX
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Binance Pulls Out of Deal to Acquire Rival Crypto Exchange FTX

The rapid collapse of FTX, built by the billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried, suggests that no company in the freewheeling, loosely regulated crypto industry is safe. ...

Cryptography's Future Will Be Quantum-Safe. Here’s How It Will Work
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Cryptography's Future Will Be Quantum-Safe. Here’s How It Will Work

Lattice cryptography promises to protect secrets from the attacks of far-future quantum computers.

LLNL's SUNDIALS Team Awarded SIAM/ACM Prize
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LLNL's SUNDIALS Team Awarded SIAM/ACM Prize

A team of researchers at the U.S Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will receive the 2023 SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and...

Mississippi Election Websites Knocked Out by DDoS Attack
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Mississippi Election Websites Knocked Out by DDoS Attack

A senior CISA official said the agency was "aware" of the claim by Russian hackers, but refrained from pinning the outage on a specific actor.

Shift Robotics Used AI to Create 'World's Fastest Shoes'
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Shift Robotics Used AI to Create 'World's Fastest Shoes'

Shift Robotics has unveiled what it calls the "world's fastest shoes," which allow wearers to "walk at the speed of a run" via a combination of artificial intelligence...

Video Games Invade the Art World in MoMA's Never Alone Exhibition
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Video Games Invade the Art World in MoMA's Never Alone Exhibition

An exhibition at New York City's Museum of Modern Art explores how video games connect people and create communities.

OpenSSL Patches High Vulnerabilities
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OpenSSL Patches High Vulnerabilities

OpenSSL encryption library developer Open SSL Project issued a patch to correct two high-severity vulnerabilities that could enable remote code execution or website...

Setting the Internet of Things Free -- of Batteries
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Setting the Internet of Things Free -- of Batteries

Increasingly, sensors and other Internet of Things devices will be powered by ambient energies.

Greece to Ban Sale of Spyware amid Phone-Tapping Scandal
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Greece to Ban Sale of Spyware amid Phone-Tapping Scandal

The move comes after a newspaper report alleging politicians and business people have been under state surveillance.

The 'Viral' Secure Programming Language That's Taking Over Tech
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The 'Viral' Secure Programming Language That's Taking Over Tech

Rust makes it impossible to introduce some of the most common security vulnerabilities. And its adoption can't come soon enough.

Billions Spent in Metaverse 'Land' Grab
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Billions Spent in Metaverse 'Land' Grab

Research by DappRadar indicates that over the past year, people and companies have spent $1.93 billion in cryptocurrency to purchase virtual “real estate” in the...

Unpiloted Military Helicopter Flies 134 km in Simulated Mission
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Unpiloted Military Helicopter Flies 134 km in Simulated Mission

The U.S. Army flew an autonomous Black Hawk Helicopter 134 kilometers (83 miles) to deliver 230 kilograms (507 lbs.) of simulated and real blood.

A Cheating Scandal Has Rocked the Chess World. The 'Chess Detective' Is on the Case
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A Cheating Scandal Has Rocked the Chess World. The 'Chess Detective' Is on the Case

As computers have surpassed human players, chess cheaters have increasingly relied on engines to gain an edge, both online and during in-person play.

U.S. Government to Crack Down on 'Bossware' That Spies On Employees' Computers
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U.S. Government to Crack Down on 'Bossware' That Spies On Employees' Computers

"Close, constant surveillance and management through electronic means threaten employees' basic ability to exercise their rights."

Twitter May Have Lost More than a Million Users Since Musk Took Over
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Twitter May Have Lost More than a Million Users Since Musk Took Over

Estimates from Bot Sentinel suggest more than 875,000 users deactivated their accounts between October 27 and November 1, while a half-million more were suspended...

Worries Grow That TikTok Is New Home for Manipulated Video and Photos
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Worries Grow That TikTok Is New Home for Manipulated Video and Photos

Misleading edits, fake news stories and deepfake images of politicians are starting to warp reality on the popular video platform.

The Sci-Fi Dream of a 'Molecular Computer' Is Getting More Real
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The Sci-Fi Dream of a 'Molecular Computer' Is Getting More Real

Chemists have long conceptualized tiny machines that could fabricate drugs, plastics, and other polymers that are hard to build with bigger tools.

Trust in Online Content Moderation Depends on Moderator
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Trust in Online Content Moderation Depends on Moderator

New research found an individual's trust in online content moderation systems depends on whether the moderator is human or artificial intelligence, and the type...

Robot Dog Contributes to AI Research
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Robot Dog Contributes to AI Research

The University of Buffalo's (UB) Yubie robot dog is used as both for research and as an educational tool.
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