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Georgia Won't Update Dominion Software Until After 2024 Election
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Georgia Won't Update Dominion Software Until After 2024 Election

Based on a two-year-old report, Georgia election officials will not update flawed voting software until after 2024, claiming it is safe despite federal recommendations...

Nano-Tattoos Don't Need Batteries or Wires
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Nano-Tattoos Don't Need Batteries or Wires

Backscattering-based nano-tattoo sensor tattoos can communicate with nearby devices without needing batteries or wires.

'What The Duck' No More
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'What The Duck' No More

Apple will stop autocorrecting your favorite swear word.

Algorithm Uses Phone Camera to Detect Blood Oxygen Levels
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Algorithm Uses Phone Camera to Detect Blood Oxygen Levels

Purdue University researchers have developed an algorithm to improve the speed and accuracy of medical diagnoses using smartphone sensors.

Super Low-Cost Smartphone Attachment Brings Blood Pressure Monitoring to Your Fingertips
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Super Low-Cost Smartphone Attachment Brings Blood Pressure Monitoring to Your Fingertips

An inexpensive plastic fingertip clip and custom smartphone app works with a smartphone's camera and flash to measure the user's blood pressure.

Volt Typhoon Targets U.S. Critical Infrastructure with Living-Off-The-Land Techniques
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Volt Typhoon Targets U.S. Critical Infrastructure with Living-Off-The-Land Techniques

Microsoft continues to investigate Volt Typhoon's methods for gaining access to targeted organizations through Internet-facing Fortinet FortiGuard devices.

Driver's Licenses, Addresses, Photos: Inside How TikTok Shares User Data
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Driver's Licenses, Addresses, Photos: Inside How TikTok Shares User Data

Employees of the Chinese-owned video app have regularly posted user information on a messaging and collaboration tool called Lark, according to internal documents...

Making Connections
From Communications of the ACM

Making Connections

Bob Metcalfe, recipient of the 2022 ACM A.M. Turing Award for his role in the development of Ethernet, briefly considered a career in tennis.

Standards to Secure the Sensors That Power IoT
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Standards to Secure the Sensors That Power IoT

Existing security standards do not always offer sufficient protection to secure the Internet of Things.

Virtual Fences for Cattle Find a Home on the Range
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Virtual Fences for Cattle Find a Home on the Range

Cattle ranchers increasingly have access to virtual fences that allow them to use electronic collars to keep their cows from wandering away.

Dark Web ChatGPT Unleashed: Meet DarkBERT
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Dark Web ChatGPT Unleashed: Meet DarkBERT

Researchers have created a large language model trained on Dark Web data.

Supreme Court Rules for Google, Twitter in Closely Watched Cases
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Supreme Court Rules for Google, Twitter in Closely Watched Cases

The Court ruled the families of terrorism victims had not shown the companies "aided and abetted" attacks on their loved ones.

3D-Printed Heads Talk, Swivel, Listen to Improve Audio Devices
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3D-Printed Heads Talk, Swivel, Listen to Improve Audio Devices

A team of researchers three-dimensionally-printed acoustic head simulators to help measure the absorption and processing of sound.

Jellybeans: A Sweet Solution for Overcrowded Circuitry in Quantum Computer Chips
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Jellybeans: A Sweet Solution for Overcrowded Circuitry in Quantum Computer Chips

Engineers designed "jellybean" quantum dots to enhance quantum processing by physically spreading apart quantum bits without breaking communication between them...

Twitter Taps NBC Ad Chief to Take Over as CEO From Musk
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Twitter Taps NBC Ad Chief to Take Over as CEO From Musk

Yaccarino will have her hands full from day one on an operational side, but also in dealing with the mercurial Elon Musk.

Google Unveils Plan to Demolish the Journalism Industry Using AI
From ACM News

Google Unveils Plan to Demolish the Journalism Industry Using AI

This could change everything.

'Rip and Replace': The Tech Cold War Is Upending Wireless Carriers
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'Rip and Replace': The Tech Cold War Is Upending Wireless Carriers

As China and the U.S. jockey for tech primacy, wireless carriers in dozens of states are tearing out Chinese equipment. That has turned into a costly, difficult...

Spyware Lurks in Android Smartphones
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Spyware Lurks in Android Smartphones

Google's decision to allow its operating system to install third-party apps makes Android smartphones targets for spyware.  

RIP Metaverse
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RIP Metaverse

An obituary for the latest fad to join the tech graveyard.

Algorithm Makes Satellite Signals Act Like GPS
From ACM TechNews

Algorithm Makes Satellite Signals Act Like GPS

A new algorithm can listen in on satellite signals and use them to locate any point on Earth.
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