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Hacker Shaking Up the Tech Industry, One Hackathon at a Time
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Hacker Shaking Up the Tech Industry, One Hackathon at a Time

Awofisayo is pushing to give women and non-binary students space in the tech industry because of the diversity needed.

Binance Pulls Out of Deal to Acquire Rival Crypto Exchange FTX
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Binance Pulls Out of Deal to Acquire Rival Crypto Exchange FTX

The rapid collapse of FTX, built by the billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried, suggests that no company in the freewheeling, loosely regulated crypto industry is safe. ...

IBM's Latest Quantum Computing Processor Triples the Qubits of its Predecessor
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IBM's Latest Quantum Computing Processor Triples the Qubits of its Predecessor

It's a step closer to the goal of having a 4,000-plus qubit system by 2025.

Technology to Reduce Potholes
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Technology to Reduce Potholes

A team of researchers has developed a machine learning method for the real-time assessment of road base compaction quality.

LLNL's SUNDIALS Team Awarded SIAM/ACM Prize
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LLNL's SUNDIALS Team Awarded SIAM/ACM Prize

A team of researchers at the U.S Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will receive the 2023 SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and...

OpenSSL Patches High Vulnerabilities
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OpenSSL Patches High Vulnerabilities

OpenSSL encryption library developer Open SSL Project issued a patch to correct two high-severity vulnerabilities that could enable remote code execution or website...

DOJ Seized Billions in Bitcoin Stolen from Silk Road Darknet Marketplace
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DOJ Seized Billions in Bitcoin Stolen from Silk Road Darknet Marketplace

The Justice Department called the seizure the largest involving cryptocurrency in its history and the second-largest financial seizure ever.

Setting the Internet of Things Free -- of Batteries
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Setting the Internet of Things Free -- of Batteries

Increasingly, sensors and other Internet of Things devices will be powered by ambient energies.

Greece to Ban Sale of Spyware amid Phone-Tapping Scandal
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Greece to Ban Sale of Spyware amid Phone-Tapping Scandal

The move comes after a newspaper report alleging politicians and business people have been under state surveillance.

The 'Viral' Secure Programming Language That's Taking Over Tech
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The 'Viral' Secure Programming Language That's Taking Over Tech

Rust makes it impossible to introduce some of the most common security vulnerabilities. And its adoption can't come soon enough.

Billions Spent in Metaverse 'Land' Grab
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Billions Spent in Metaverse 'Land' Grab

Research by DappRadar indicates that over the past year, people and companies have spent $1.93 billion in cryptocurrency to purchase virtual “real estate” in the...

Unpiloted Military Helicopter Flies 134 km in Simulated Mission
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Unpiloted Military Helicopter Flies 134 km in Simulated Mission

The U.S. Army flew an autonomous Black Hawk Helicopter 134 kilometers (83 miles) to deliver 230 kilograms (507 lbs.) of simulated and real blood.

Web Inventor Tim Berners-Lee Wants Us to 'Ignore' Web3
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Web Inventor Tim Berners-Lee Wants Us to 'Ignore' Web3

ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Tim Berners-Lee, credited with inventing the World Wide Web, considers Web3 nonviable for building the next iteration of the Internet...

Russia Reactivates Its Trolls, Bots Ahead of Tuesday's Midterms
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Russia Reactivates Its Trolls, Bots Ahead of Tuesday's Midterms

Researchers have identified a series of Russian information operations to influence American elections and, perhaps, erode support for Ukraine.

U.S. Government to Crack Down on 'Bossware' That Spies On Employees' Computers
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U.S. Government to Crack Down on 'Bossware' That Spies On Employees' Computers

"Close, constant surveillance and management through electronic means threaten employees' basic ability to exercise their rights."

Twitter May Have Lost More than a Million Users Since Musk Took Over
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Twitter May Have Lost More than a Million Users Since Musk Took Over

Estimates from Bot Sentinel suggest more than 875,000 users deactivated their accounts between October 27 and November 1, while a half-million more were suspended...

Worries Grow That TikTok Is New Home for Manipulated Video and Photos
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Worries Grow That TikTok Is New Home for Manipulated Video and Photos

Misleading edits, fake news stories and deepfake images of politicians are starting to warp reality on the popular video platform.

The Sci-Fi Dream of a 'Molecular Computer' Is Getting More Real
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The Sci-Fi Dream of a 'Molecular Computer' Is Getting More Real

Chemists have long conceptualized tiny machines that could fabricate drugs, plastics, and other polymers that are hard to build with bigger tools.

Study Urges Caution When Comparing Neural Networks to the Brain
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Study Urges Caution When Comparing Neural Networks to the Brain

A study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers revealed the difficulty of comparing neural networks to the brain.

Samsung Breach Slams Consumers
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Samsung Breach Slams Consumers

Including this writer.
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