In the biggest overhaul of the international system of units since 1875, countries have voted to redefine four basic units of measurement—the ampere, the kilogram...Nature From ACM News | November 16, 2018
Social media companies are struggling to contain new forms of political misinformation on their platforms that bubbled up during this year's midterm elections.
...The Hill From ACM News | November 12, 2018
Researchers have found vulnerabilities in some solid-state drives that allow hackers to circumvent encryption and access local data without knowing the password...ZDNet From ACM TechNews | November 12, 2018
Researchers discovered a new vulnerability in Intel processors that can allow attackers to leak encrypted data from the internal process of a central processing...ZDNet From ACM TechNews | November 9, 2018
Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: "gait recognition" software that uses people's body shapes and how they walk to identify them,...The Associated Press From ACM News | November 7, 2018
The California Department of Motor Vehicles has granted a permit to Waymo to test fully autonomous cars with no human driver on public roads.
San Francisco Chronicle From ACM TechNews | November 7, 2018
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is not sufficiently protecting medical devices from being hacked, according to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...CNN From ACM TechNews | November 7, 2018
IBM's Jeff Jonas has for several years used his artificial intelligence software for a multistate project to identify eligible voters and purge voter rolls of inaccuracies...The New York Times From ACM TechNews | November 6, 2018
Facial recognition and augmented reality are changing the way law enforcement agencies investigate crime, but there are important privacy issues to consider.
Samuel Greengard From ACM News | November 6, 2018
Researchers have developed a visual analytics tool that dramatically speeds up forensic email investigations and highlights critical links within email data.
NYU Tandon School of Engineering From ACM TechNews | November 5, 2018