Freely available voice-mimicking software can deceive people and voice-activated tools like smart assistants, according to University of Chicago scientists.
New Scientist From ACM TechNews | October 14, 2021
Vendor-customized Android variants transmit significant amounts of data from mobile phones to the operating system developer and third parties.
Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) From ACM TechNews | October 13, 2021
Allstate Corp. is in talks with state insurance regulators to spur an industry-wide transition to the use of telematics to set car insurance rates.
The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | October 12, 2021
The Yolo County, CA, District Attorney's Office incorporated a redaction algorithm into its digital case management system to analyze racial bias in charging decisions...Government Computer News From ACM TechNews | October 12, 2021
A spokesman for Check Point said it was the company's "strong suspicion" that Twitch's code had truly been leaked, which was "potentially disastrous."
The New York Times From ACM News | October 7, 2021
A survey of more than 1,000 U.K. residents showed high compliance among the half of participants who had downloaded the National Health Service App.
University of Nottingham (U.K.) From ACM TechNews | October 5, 2021
Crafting more difficult algorithms to protect secrets so they are resilient to future quantum computers is creating, in effect, post-quantum cryptography.
R. Colin Johnson Commissioned by CACM Staff From ACM News | October 5, 2021