Exploring the unintended consequences of human-algorithmic partnerships, researchers analyzed algorithms intended to reduce Virginia prison populations by assigning...The Washington Post From ACM TechNews | November 20, 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
Researchers have found Russia's Internet censorship laws have troubling implications for online freedom in the U.S. and other countries that share its decentralized...University of Michigan From ACM TechNews | November 14, 2019
A new mandatory national registration scheme calls for drone users in the U.K. to pass an online test and pay a £9 annual fee, or face a £1,000 fine.
The Guardian (U.K.) From ACM TechNews | November 14, 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
Danish software developer David Heinemeier Hansson cited apparent gender discrimination in the Apple Card algorithm, spurring an investigation into Apple Card partner...The Washington Post From ACM TechNews | November 13, 2019
Researchers in South Korea have developed a biometric system that uses a transducer to generate vibrations and sound waves that can be used to identify individuals...IEEE Spectrum From ACM TechNews | November 11, 2019
The U.S. Census Bureau is revamping its systems to prevent the use of published data to target individual respondents through the information they disclose.
The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | November 11, 2019
The U.S. Defense Innovation Board has published a set of ethical principles for how military agencies should design weapons enabled by artificial intelligence and...The Washington Post From ACM TechNews | November 11, 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