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Australia's AI Cameras Catch Over 270,000 Drivers Using Phones
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Australia's AI Cameras Catch Over 270,000 Drivers Using Phones

Artificial intelligence-equipped cameras have spotted more than 270,000 drivers using phones while driving in New South Wales, Australia, since March 2020.

Protection from DDoS Attacks – And Why It Is Useless
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Protection from DDoS Attacks – And Why It Is Useless

In this piece, we'll use a plain example to illustrate the existing types of DDoS attacks, and how businesses try to fend them off.

DeepMind AI Helps Study Strange Electrons in Chemical Reactions
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DeepMind AI Helps Study Strange Electrons in Chemical Reactions

Strange fractional electrons are crucial to many chemical reactions, but traditional methods cannot model them, a problem DeepMind used machine learning to fix....

America Needs AI Literacy Now
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America Needs AI Literacy Now

Seventy percent of study participants believe AI is a single program that can perform a broad range of tasks, like autocompleting sentences.

Building Human-Robot Relationships Through Music and Dance
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Building Human-Robot Relationships Through Music and Dance

A performance called FOREST is exploring trust through creative collaboration.

Renewable Energy Is Great—but the Grid Can Slow It Down
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Renewable Energy Is Great—but the Grid Can Slow It Down

Many solar and wind projects face a problem: getting the energy from where it's made to where it's needed. 

FBI Document Shows How Popular Secure Messaging Apps Stack Up
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FBI Document Shows How Popular Secure Messaging Apps Stack Up

An FBI document details the agency's ability to legally access content from secure messaging applications.

Algorithm Shows Under the Right Conditions, Mosquitoes Flourish in Winter
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Algorithm Shows Under the Right Conditions, Mosquitoes Flourish in Winter

A machine learning-based algorithm can precisely forecast microclimatic temperature within breeding grounds of Aedes albopictus mosquitoes.

Thousands of AT&T Customers in the U.S. Infected by Data-Stealing Malware
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Thousands of AT&T Customers in the U.S. Infected by Data-Stealing Malware

Researchers at China's Qihoo 360 reported that the EWDoor malware has infected the networking devices of thousands of AT&T Internet customers in the U.S.

Taking Some Guesswork Out of Drug Discovery
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Taking Some Guesswork Out of Drug Discovery

The deep learning GeoMol model can rapidly predict the three-dimensional shapes of drug-like molecules, which could expedite drug discovery.

Amazon Fined $1.3 Billion in Italian Antitrust Case
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Amazon Fined $1.3 Billion in Italian Antitrust Case

Fine comes amid a similar investigation being carried out by EU authorities.

Over 200 Newspapers Quietly Sue Big Tech
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Over 200 Newspapers Quietly Sue Big Tech

To date, the group has been retained by over 30 newspaper ownership groups on behalf of over 200 publications to file lawsuits.

U.S., U.K. to Partner on Prize Challenges to Advance Privacy-Enhancing Technologies
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U.S., U.K. to Partner on Prize Challenges to Advance Privacy-Enhancing Technologies

The two nations anticipate launching the prize challenges in the spring of 2022, with initial results ready to be shared at the second Summit for Democracy.

Researchers Develop Algorithm to Increase Efficiency of Quantum Computers
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Researchers Develop Algorithm to Increase Efficiency of Quantum Computers

A collaboration between researchers has yielded a scheme to boost quantum computers' speed and efficiency.

Mobile Weed Killer for Tree Nurseries
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Mobile Weed Killer for Tree Nurseries

Researchers have developed a mobile robot system that tree nurseries could deploy to remove weeds without the use of herbicides.

AWS Outage Ripples Through U.S.
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AWS Outage Ripples Through U.S.

An outage of Amazon Web Services Tuesday angered millions of U.S. users

How Australian Police will Use DNA Sequencing to Predict What Suspects Look Like
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How Australian Police will Use DNA Sequencing to Predict What Suspects Look Like

The technology, seen as a "gamechanger" for forensic science, raises privacy and racial profiling issues.

Complaint to FTC Claims Amazon Search Results Full of Ads 'Unlawfully Deceiving' Consumers
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Complaint to FTC Claims Amazon Search Results Full of Ads 'Unlawfully Deceiving' Consumers

More than a quarter of Amazon search results are paid ads, according to the complaint filed by a coalition of labor unions.

Tech Companies Join the Fight to Take Down Hacking Groups
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Tech Companies Join the Fight to Take Down Hacking Groups

Google and Microsoft are taking on hackers.

Amazon Helping Researchers Study How to Dim the Sun
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Amazon Helping Researchers Study How to Dim the Sun

Amazon Web Services has donated cloud computing time to help climate scientists create simulations of the Earth from 2035 to 2070.
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