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Volunteer Hackers Converge on Ukraine Conflict
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Volunteer Hackers Converge on Ukraine Conflict

The online battles have blurred lines between state-backed hackers and patriotic amateurs, making it difficult for governments to understand who is attacking them...

Twitter Wants to Reinvent Itself, by Merging the Old With the New
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Twitter Wants to Reinvent Itself, by Merging the Old With the New

The company is undertaking a far-reaching effort to change how it works. For some, it is an echo of their early idealism and a vision for what the Internet could...

Researchers Can Steal Data During Homomorphic Encryption
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Researchers Can Steal Data During Homomorphic Encryption

Researchers at North Carolina State University and Turkey's Dokuz Eylul University have cracked next-generation homomorphic encryption via side-channel attacks....

Validating NFTs
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Validating NFTs

Ensuring the security of non-fungible tokens.

Millions for Crypto Start-Ups, No Real Names Necessary
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Millions for Crypto Start-Ups, No Real Names Necessary

Investors give money to pseudonymous developers. Venture capitalists back founders without learning their real names. What happens when they need to know?

Here Comes the Full Amazonification of Whole Foods
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Here Comes the Full Amazonification of Whole Foods

A newly revamped store in Washington shows how thoroughly Amazon has woven itself into the grocery shopping experience.

A Security Technique to Fool Would-Be Cyberattackers
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A Security Technique to Fool Would-Be Cyberattackers

A new technique to prevent memory timing side-channel attacks by malware exploits memory hardware common to multiple programs running on the same computer.

Toyota Halts Japan Production As Supplier Probes Possible Cyberattack
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Toyota Halts Japan Production As Supplier Probes Possible Cyberattack

Toyota-owned truck manufacturer Hino Motors said two of its plants were affected, while Daihatsu, a Toyota affiliate that makes small cars, reportedly also stopped...

New Chip Can Prevent Hackers From Extracting Hidden Information From Smart Devices
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New Chip Can Prevent Hackers From Extracting Hidden Information From Smart Devices

Engineers build a lower-energy chip that can prevent hackers from extracting hidden information from a smart device.

Flaws Discovered in Cisco's Network Operating System for Switches
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Flaws Discovered in Cisco's Network Operating System for Switches

Technology conglomerate Cisco has issued software patches to correct four security flaws that hackers could exploit to commandeer affected systems.

People Are Bad at Spotting Fake LinkedIn Profiles Generated by AI
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People Are Bad at Spotting Fake LinkedIn Profiles Generated by AI

Scientists  found fake profiles produced by artificial intelligence on the business social network LinkedIn can easily deceive people.

The Quiet Way Advertisers Are Tracking Your Browsing
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The Quiet Way Advertisers Are Tracking Your Browsing

Cookies are on the way out—but not enough is being done about browser fingerprinting. So what is it?

Toward a Stronger Defense of Personal Data
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Toward a Stronger Defense of Personal Data

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have designed an integrated circuit chip that can thwart power side-channel attacks using less energy than...

Deep Learning Toolbox Now Apparently Includes Ground-Up Glass
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Deep Learning Toolbox Now Apparently Includes Ground-Up Glass

Scientists suggest ground-up pieces of glass could help in securely encrypting facial images via a new optical cryptosystem.

Brazilian Academics Create Automated Fake News Detection Platform
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Brazilian Academics Create Automated Fake News Detection Platform

A team of researchers has developed a Web platform that can automatically detect fake online news.

Russia Could Use Cryptocurrency to Blunt the Force of U.S. Sanctions
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Russia Could Use Cryptocurrency to Blunt the Force of U.S. Sanctions

Russian companies have many cryptocurrency tools at their disposal to evade sanctions, including a so-called digital ruble and ransomware.

Don't Judge Us on Our Fines, Meta's EU Data Watchdog Pleads
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Don't Judge Us on Our Fines, Meta's EU Data Watchdog Pleads

Regulator has faced stinging criticism over performance.

IRS Allows Taxpayers to Forgo Facial Recognition Amid Blowback
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IRS Allows Taxpayers to Forgo Facial Recognition Amid Blowback

The Internal Revenue Service has walked back a requirement for taxpayers to use facial recognition to access their online accounts.

Accelerating AI
From Communications of the ACM

Accelerating AI

Specialized hardware to boost the speed of machine learning also saves energy.

Algorithmic Hiring Needs a Human Face
From Communications of the ACM

Algorithmic Hiring Needs a Human Face

Artificial intelligence may be an unstoppable force, but in the recruitment market it has met an immovable object: humans. Something has to give.
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