China's new digital yuan cryptocurrency is expected to give its government a vast economic and social monitoring tool, and strip users of their anonymity.
The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | April 7, 2021
Law enforcement agencies across the U.S. ran thousands of Clearview AI facial recognition searches, often without the knowledge of the public or their own departments...Buzzfeed News From ACM News | April 7, 2021
Businesses and universities want easy ways to see if students and customers are vaccinated, but conservative politicians are turning "vaccine passports" into a...The New York Times From ACM News | April 7, 2021
Researchers used anonymous phone data to measure the influence of building density and street design on pedestrian behavior in London, Amsterdam, and Stockholm....KAUST Discovery (Saudi Arabia) From ACM TechNews | March 31, 2021
An analysis of responses to the 2019 Deer Park, TX, chemical fire found that people warned of the disaster via social media, friends, and family were most likely...Texas A&M Today From ACM TechNews | March 30, 2021
Binghamton University's Arti Ramesh and Anand Seetharam have designed an algorithm to predict the spread of Covid-19 by tracking cellphone data.
Binghamton University From ACM TechNews | March 29, 2021
A group of technology trade associations are calling on the Biden Administration to prioritize open data policies, and to appoint a federal Chief Data Officer.
...BSA | The Software Alliance From ACM News | March 26, 2021