Researchers have found dark patterns, or deceptive practices employed by user interface designs, frequently used on shopping websites of popular online retailers...University of Chicago Department of Computer Science From ACM TechNews | December 2, 2019
A Pew Research Center study found 75% of Americans desire greater government regulation of consumer data, while about an equal percentage doubt the government will...CNN From ACM TechNews | November 26, 2019
Experts say quantum computing could upend data security encryption systems, which rely on factoring large prime numbers—a task easily scalable with the power provided...Financial Times From ACM TechNews | November 25, 2019
Researchers at cybersecurity company Checkmarx reported flaws in the Google Assistant on Android devices that would allow hackers to take photos and videos without...CNet From ACM TechNews | November 25, 2019
Companies such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google are working to slow the spread of maliciously doctored content, known as deepfakes, ahead of the 2020 election.
...The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | November 25, 2019
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said attackers targeted the state with ransomware that impacted certain state servers, forcing initiation of security protocols...Bloomberg From ACM TechNews | November 20, 2019
A artificial intelligence system based on genetic evolution has learned to automatically evade online censorship by repressive governments.
University of Maryland College of Computer, Mathematical, & Natural Sciences From ACM TechNews | November 15, 2019
Researchers found two flaws impacting Intel and STMicroelectronics central processing units that hackers could exploit to steal or doctor data on billions of devices...Worcester Polytechnic Institute From ACM TechNews | November 13, 2019
Researchers used laser pointers and flashlights to effectively hijack digital assistants like Google Home, Amazon's Alexa, and Apple's Siri from hundreds of feet...The New York Times From ACM TechNews | November 6, 2019