The Swedish Data Protection Authority fined the municipality of Skelleftea for using facial recognition to track students in violation of the European Union's General...BBC News From ACM TechNews | August 30, 2019
A new study predicts 44% of the $135 billion projected to be spent in 2024 to secure critical city infrastructure against hackers will be invested in data safeguards...Bloomberg From ACM TechNews | August 29, 2019
The Democratic National Committee warned its Rules and By-Laws Committee that virtual caucusing via teleconferencing may be untenable, as experts successfully hacked...Bloomberg From ACM TechNews | August 28, 2019
The threat of cyberwar looms over the future: a new dimension of conflict capable of leapfrogging borders and teleporting the chaos of war to civilians thousands...Wired From ACM News | August 26, 2019
U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg has ordered Georgia not to use its paperless voting machines, election management software, or servers for the 2020 election.
...CNet From ACM TechNews | August 23, 2019
A tiny federal statute in 1996 transformed the web into a wildly lucrative business, and became Big Tech's favorite liability shield. It's now under attack from...Bloomberg Businessweek From ACM News | August 20, 2019
Researchers have incorporated blockchain into energy systems, which could serve to expand the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.
University of Waterloo News From ACM TechNews | August 19, 2019
Hackers at this year's Def Con hacker conference successfully exploited weaknesses in U.S. voting systems, demonstrating that many machines could be hijacked and...The Washington Post From ACM TechNews | August 19, 2019
Researchers at the University of Lincoln found that computers are more accurate than humans at detecting photos that have undergone face morphing, a digital manipulation...University of Lincoln From ACM TechNews | August 14, 2019
Rapid advancements of AI and facial recognition technologies, combined with a dramatic decline in costs, means that these systems are now viable for use by supermarkets...The Guardian From ACM TechNews | August 12, 2019
Visa is launching a platform to help its engineers quickly test artificial intelligence algorithms designed to detect and prevent credit card fraud.
The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | August 12, 2019
The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that Illinois-based Facebook users can sue the social network for using facial recognition software.
National Public Radio From ACM TechNews | August 9, 2019
Artificial intelligence has become a major source of economic value, contributing as much as $2 trillion to today's global economy. Sophisticated machine learning...Carnegie Endowment for International Peace From ACM News | August 7, 2019