A report by researchers at Bard College's Center for the Study of the Drone estimated that 95 countries currently own unmanned military drones—up from 60 in 2010...The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | October 3, 2019
A study by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada yielded a data science technique for analyzing how easily citizens can access hospitals...UBC News From ACM TechNews | October 3, 2019
Microsoft, MasterCard, the Hewlett Foundation, and other organizations have jointly announced the launch of an institute to probe cyberattacks and help their victims...The Hill From ACM TechNews | October 3, 2019
Amazon Web Services developed the DeepRacer League, a competition designed to teach a branch of artificial intelligence known as reinforcement learning.
The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | October 2, 2019
Researchers in Switzerland have developed a system that represents a new, low-cost way to think about cryptocurrencies.
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland) From ACM TechNews | October 2, 2019
Recently discovered vulnerabilities in a nearly 20-year-old industry standard network protocol from Interpeak could potentially make millions of devices exploitable...Wired From ACM TechNews | October 2, 2019
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration granted United Parcel Service permission to fly delivery drones under regulations similar to airline rules, with few restrictions...Bloomberg From ACM TechNews | October 2, 2019
Researchers in Germany have developed a new attack that can extract and steal data from encrypted Portable Document Format (PDF) files, sometimes without user...ZDNet From ACM TechNews | October 2, 2019
Some companies are considering the use of high-tech sensors to address self-driving cars' limited ability to safely maneuver in traffic and see clearly in all...The New York Times From ACM TechNews | October 2, 2019
Congressional antitrust investigators are vetting Google's plans to use a new Internet protocol out of worry it could limit competitors' access to consumer data...The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | September 30, 2019
A study by U.S. Army Research Laboratory and University of Central Florida found that human confidence in robots decreases after a robot makes a mistake, even when...U.S. Army From ACM TechNews | September 30, 2019
Smart-city projects promise to enhance the quality of life for the visually impaired, with Poland's Virtual Warsaw initiative a case in point.
Government Computer News From ACM TechNews | September 30, 2019
Researchers have found that governments worldwide are stepping up their online disinformation campaigns despite more aggressive regulatory efforts by Internet platforms...The New York Times From ACM TechNews | September 27, 2019
Scientists in the U.K. have built a virtual airport environment in order to find ways to improve the air travel experience for passengers with mobility restrictions...Cranfield University (U.K) From ACM TechNews | September 27, 2019
A report from the DEF CON Voting Machine Hacking Village conference described the discovery of a hack for commandeering ballot-scanning machines similar to those...The Atlanta Journal-Constitution From ACM TechNews | September 27, 2019