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.
A research team at Cornell University has developed a recommendation algorithm that could improve Spotify by incorporating both likes and dislikes.
Cornell Chronicle From ACM TechNews | September 22, 2021
Cybersecurity experts see exchanges as a weak point for ransomware gangs that otherwise operate wholly in on the Internet, all but untouchable by law enforcement...The New York Times From ACM News | September 22, 2021
University of Strathclyde in Scotland's Karen Renaud said requiring complex passwords to deter hackers has the unintended effect of making the process too difficult...The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | September 21, 2021
States should place moratoriums on the sale and use of artificial intelligence systems until adequate safeguards are put in place, said U.N. human rights chief...U.N. News From ACM News | September 20, 2021
Researchers at George Washington University say they have built a tool that would allow users to expose fake news without endangering their privacy. The Fuzzy Anonymous...New Scientist From ACM TechNews | September 20, 2021
Technology giants including Amazon, Microsoft, and Cisco are preparing to access data from India's farmers in a campaign to modernize the country's agricultural...Bloomberg From ACM TechNews | September 17, 2021
A new type of ransomware attack involves cybercriminals stealing sensitive data and threatening to publish it online if the victim does not pay a hefty ransom.
...The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | September 14, 2021
A program known as XCheck has given millions of celebrities, politicians, and other high-profile users special treatment, a privilege many abuse.
The Wall Street Journal From ACM News | September 14, 2021