An expert committee appointed by the Indian government has called for the creation of a new data regulator to oversee the sharing, monetization, and privacy of...Bloomberg From ACM TechNews | July 21, 2020
Some government agencies that use the software said they were surprised Google may pick up the locations of certain app users. Others said they had unsuccessfully...The New York Times From ACM News | July 21, 2020
A growing number of researchers are focusing on being more proactive in predicting and preventing cyberattacks, rather than reactively fixing problems later.
Sandrine Ceurstemont From ACM News | July 21, 2020
A student at the U.K.'s University of Birmingham has been unmasked as fictional by state-of-the-art forensic analysis programs from Israel-based startup Cyabra....Reuters From ACM TechNews | July 20, 2020
The European Commission is mounting an antitrust investigation into the Internet of Things, targeting voice assistants such as Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa.
...Bloomberg From ACM TechNews | July 20, 2020
An international team of researchers has developed a Raspberry Pi-based device that eventually may be able to warn users when Amazon's Alexa and other voice assistants...Ars Technica From ACM TechNews | July 17, 2020
U.S. colleges are racing to contain the Covid-19 pandemic with technology including contact-tracing applications and facial recognition, prompting concerns about...The Washington Post From ACM TechNews | July 16, 2020
The Trump administration said it would no longer require foreign students to attend in-person classes during the coronavirus pandemic in order to remain in the...The New York Times From ACM News | July 15, 2020
Only 15% of university instructors and professors surveyed are teaching artificial intelligence (AI) ethics, and just 18% of students say they are learning about...The Next Web From ACM TechNews | July 10, 2020
ACM's U.S. Technology Policy Committee Thursday filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court urging the court to narrowly interpret the Computer Fraud...ACM Media Center From ACM TechNews | July 10, 2020
The U.S. National Science Foundation has taken action in 16-to-20 individual cases, most involving "very well-known academics," in which foreign ties were not properly...Nature From ACM News | July 10, 2020
A cybersecurity advisory issued by the National Security Agency's Cybersecurity Directorate warns that virtual private networks may be vulnerable to cyberattacks...CBS News From ACM TechNews | July 9, 2020
Scientists in the U.K. and China have demonstrated exploits of Internet-connected security camera uploads that allows hackers to learn whether homes are occupied...The Daily Mail (U.K.) From ACM TechNews | July 8, 2020