Researchers from Ruhr-Universitat Bochum and New York University Abu Dhabi eavesdropped on cellphone calls by exploiting a security flaw in basestation implementations...Ruhr-University Bochum From ACM TechNews | August 19, 2020
The U.S. Air Force, Red Balloon Security, and the Defense Digital Service teamed up on the NyanSat project to build an open source satellite communication tool...Wired From ACM TechNews | August 18, 2020
Google says it has created "the world's largest earthquake detection network" by adding quake detection features to almost all Google Play Android phones.
Ars Technica From ACM TechNews | August 17, 2020
The U.S. National Security Agency has released new guidance for military and intelligence community staff, warning of threats to national security from cellphone...The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | August 13, 2020
After months of complaints about its centralized, privatized system, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government says resources will be diverted to local public health...The New York Times From ACM News | August 11, 2020
The Check Point security firm found 400 code vulnerabilities on Qualcomm's Snapdragon digital signal processor chip, used in more than 40% of Android smartphones...Computer Weekly From ACM TechNews | August 10, 2020
Singapore law enforcement is testing two unmanned drones designed by developer Airobotics to help enforce social distancing measures, by tracking gatherings and...The Daily Mail (U.K.) From ACM TechNews | August 10, 2020
About 50 hospitals use sensor technology to monitor whether staff are washing their hands when they enter and exit patient rooms, and to keep tabs on expensive...CNBC From ACM TechNews | August 10, 2020
Australia is deploying unmanned robot boats to patrol its waters and monitor weather and wildlife, as well as identifying boats potentially transporting asylum...New Scientist From ACM TechNews | August 7, 2020
China has completed its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), with the 55th and final geostationary satellite in the constellation launched June 23.
BDS-3...Associated Press From ACM TechNews | August 5, 2020
University of Michigan researchers have reduced the power requirements of neural interfaces by an estimated 90% while enhancing their accuracy in identifying intention...University of Michigan News From ACM TechNews | August 3, 2020
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has filed suit against Google for allegedly misleading millions of Australian account holders about the use of...Associated Press From ACM TechNews | August 3, 2020
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory received 572 entries from 82 countries in a contest to generate ideas for replacing traditional spacecraft sensors in its future...Space.com From ACM TechNews | August 3, 2020
Researchers developed and tested an augmented reality headset that helps surgeons remotely guide medics through performing surgery in simulated war zones.
Purdue University News From ACM TechNews | July 31, 2020