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Driverless Congestion
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Driverless Congestion

A simulation of Zurich, Switzerland, demonstrated that driverless taxis would not replace personal transportation in cities, as long as private autonomous vehicles...

Microsoft Quietly Deletes Largest Public Face-Recognition Dataset
From ACM TechNews

Microsoft Quietly Deletes Largest Public Face-Recognition Dataset

Microsoft has deleted its MS Celeb dataset from the Internet.

Why Should We Care About Technology Ethics? The ­pdated ACM Code of Ethics
From ACM TechNews

Why Should We Care About Technology Ethics? The ­pdated ACM Code of Ethics

Ethical responsibility is especially critical to artificial intelligence developers, said Catherine Flick of the ACM Committee on Professional Ethics.

Software Vendor May Have Opened a Gap for Hackers in 2016 Swing State
From ACM News

Software Vendor May Have Opened a Gap for Hackers in 2016 Swing State

A Florida election software company targeted by Russians in 2016 inadvertently opened a potential pathway for hackers to tamper with voter records in North Carolina...

Apple macOS Security Protections Easily Bypassed With 'Synthetic' Clicks, Researcher Finds
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Apple macOS Security Protections Easily Bypassed With 'Synthetic' Clicks, Researcher Finds

A researcher found a zero-day vulnerability in a central Apple macOS safeguard, allowing apps or malware to circumvent permissions and access a user's private data...

Keeping Algorithms Fair
From ACM News

Keeping Algorithms Fair

It's easier to de-bias algorithms than it is to de-bias people.

Vulnerability of Cloud Service Hardware ­ncovered
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Vulnerability of Cloud Service Hardware ­ncovered

Researchers have found that field programmable gate arrays have vulnerabilities that could be exploited by cyber criminals.

Machine Learning Sniffs Out Its Own Machine-Written Propaganda
From ACM TechNews

Machine Learning Sniffs Out Its Own Machine-Written Propaganda

Researchers have modified a neural network to create a natural language processing algorithm that generates, as well as detects, convincing fake articles.
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