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Bot Hunting Is All About the Vibes
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Bot Hunting Is All About the Vibes

Though several bot detection systems are available, there is no standard definition of "bot" and the results of the detection systems can differ.

Matter's Internet of Things Standard and Certification Are Ready
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Matter's Internet of Things Standard and Certification Are Ready

The Connectivity Standards Alliance has officially approved the Matter Internet of Things standard.

White House's AI 'Bill of Rights' Enters Crowded Field
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White House's AI 'Bill of Rights' Enters Crowded Field

In a call with reporters, senior administration officials described the principles as part of President Biden's commitment to tech accountability.

Report: U.S. Nuclear Security Body Failed to Implement Cybersecurity Measures
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Report: U.S. Nuclear Security Body Failed to Implement Cybersecurity Measures


FSOC Warns Crypto is Possible Systemic Risk
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FSOC Warns Crypto is Possible Systemic Risk

The Financial Stability Oversight Council report identifies a wide range of regulatory gaps and market risks.

The Long Road to Driverless Trucks
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The Long Road to Driverless Trucks

A partnership between self-driving startup Kodiak Robotics and trucking company U.S. Xpress resulted in a self-driving 18-wheeler driving goods between Dallas and...

Microsoft: Hackers are Using Open Source Software, Fake Jobs in Phishing Attacks
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Microsoft: Hackers are Using Open Source Software, Fake Jobs in Phishing Attacks

The software giant details how hackers are using easily available tools and non-existent job offers to trick developers and IT workers.

Stealthy Hackers Target Military, Weapons Contractors
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Stealthy Hackers Target Military, Weapons Contractors

Analysts at Securonix discovered the attacks but couldn't attribute the campaign to any known threat actors, despite some similarities to past APT37 (Konni) attacks...

Why Don't You Have A Self-Driving Car Yet?
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Why Don't You Have A Self-Driving Car Yet?

The biggest reason that "it's taking so long" is that it's hard.

New Deepfake Threats Loom, says Microsoft's Chief Science Officer
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New Deepfake Threats Loom, says Microsoft's Chief Science Officer

Microsoft chief science officer Eric Horvitz said the rising capabilities of discriminative and generative artificial intelligence methods are reaching an inflection...

How the U.S. is Trying to Maintain Dominance of the Advanced Semiconductor Industry
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How the U.S. is Trying to Maintain Dominance of the Advanced Semiconductor Industry

...while trying to limit China's ability to develop its own.

LinkedIn Ran Undisclosed Social Experiments on 20 Million Users for Years to Study Job Success
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LinkedIn Ran Undisclosed Social Experiments on 20 Million Users for Years to Study Job Success

Researchers were testing a social-scientific theory known as the "strength of weak ties."

In India, Debunking Fake News and Running Into the Authorities
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In India, Debunking Fake News and Running Into the Authorities

Independent website Alt News has emerged as a leading debunker of misinformation in India, but highlighting hate speech against minorities has put it on a collision...

Google Sees Russia Coordinating With Hackers in Cyberattacks Tied to Ukraine War
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Google Sees Russia Coordinating With Hackers in Cyberattacks Tied to Ukraine War

"We have never previously observed such a volume of cyberattacks, variety of threat actors, and coordination of effort," the report says; some U.S. institutions...

Senate Confirms Fick as First U.S. Cyber Ambassador
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Senate Confirms Fick as First U.S. Cyber Ambassador

Fick served in the U.S. Marine Corps and has extensive experience working in the private sector, including as CEO of the cybersecurity software company Endgame....

Deepfake Audio Has a Tell
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Deepfake Audio Has a Tell

Researchers at the University of Florida can detect audio deepfakes by measuring acoustic and fluid dynamic distinctions between organic and synthetic voice samples...

YouTube's Dislike Button Rarely Shifts Recommendations
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YouTube's Dislike Button Rarely Shifts Recommendations

Mozilla Foundation researchers found pressing the "dislike" button on a YouTube video does little to improve the videos chosen by the YouTube platform's recommender...

In Memoriam: Juris Hartmanis 1928-2022
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In Memoriam: Juris Hartmanis 1928-2022

ACM Fellow and 1993 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Juris Hartmanis, co-inventor of complexity theory, died on July 29, 2022, at 94.

Cleveland Wants to Use AI to Fight Illegal Dumping
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Cleveland Wants to Use AI to Fight Illegal Dumping

The city intends to deploy smart cameras outfitted with the new technology on two corridors known for being dumping hotspots.

Social Media Companies Still Boost Election Fraud Claims, Report Says
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Social Media Companies Still Boost Election Fraud Claims, Report Says

The report argues the companies fuel false conspiracies about election fraud despite promises to combat them.
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