Internet freedom is eroding on two fronts: the sheer number of efforts to block access to legitimate information, and the level…
From ACM NewsSamuel Greengard Commissioned by CACM Staff| November 23, 2021
An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.
Amazon subsidiary and Internet-connected doorbell maker Ring said police departments must make future requests for home security video from its doorbells and cameras...Bloomberg From ACM TechNews | June 7, 2021
It was the largest Bitcoin event in the world and the first major in-person crypto conference since the pandemic started. The jargon, the liquor, and the millionaire...The New York Times From ACM News | June 7, 2021
The Twitter Trends platform's algorithm for identifying and alerting Twitter users to popular hashtag-fueled topics is vulnerable to mass-scale manipulation, researchers...EPFL News (Switzerland) From ACM TechNews | June 4, 2021
Researchers at Spain's Institute of Photonic Sciences have taken a step toward a secure quantum Internet by using crystals to execute quantum teleportation of information...New Scientist From ACM TechNews | June 4, 2021
The court said the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act does not cover people who "have improper motives for obtaining the information that is otherwise available to them...NBC News From ACM News | June 3, 2021
Many more people in cities lack broadband access than in rural areas, but lawmakers are primarily focused on extending high-speed access to remote areas.
The New York Times From ACM News | June 3, 2021
Meat processing plants operated by JBS, which handles a fifth of the cattle and hog slaughter in the U.S., were coming back online on Wednesday but were not all...The New York Times From ACM News | June 3, 2021
Researchers hope to inform design and experiential improvements to virtual reality technology by analyzing YouTube videos of accidents that occur while using the...University of Copenhagen (Denmark) From ACM TechNews | June 2, 2021
An electronic platform can read facial cues and vocal patterns and integrate readings from smartwatch sensors to detect psychological stress, according to Texas...Texas A&M Today From ACM TechNews | June 2, 2021
Florida has become the first state to fine social media companies like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter for banning political candidates from the platforms for more...The New York Times From ACM TechNews | June 1, 2021
Facebook's WhatsApp mobile-messaging service sued India's government to block new regulations that would force the company to enable outside parties to trace people's...The New York Times From ACM TechNews | May 27, 2021