The McAfee Enterprise Advanced Threat Research team found a bug in the Netop Vision Pro Education software used by about 3 million teachers and students worldwide...Fast Company From ACM TechNews | October 21, 2021
Privacy activists warn the Moscow metro's Face Pay facial recognition payment system constitutes a sinister move by Russia to monitor and control its people.
The Guardian (U.K.) From ACM TechNews | October 20, 2021
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
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
Chile has become the first country to pass a "neuro rights" law that establishes the rights of individuals to personal identity, free will, and mental privacy.
...Agence France-Presse From ACM TechNews | October 1, 2021
Smartphone accelerometers could be used to eavesdrop on phone conversations, according to University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign researchers.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign From ACM TechNews | October 1, 2021