Internet freedom is on the decline for the seventh consecutive year as governments around the world take to distorting information on social media in order to influence...NPR From ACM News | November 21, 2017
New algorithms are designed to combat crowdturfing, in which masses of online workers are paid to post phony reviews, circulate malicious tweets, and spread fake...Worcester Polytechnic Institute From ACM TechNews | November 20, 2017
The prospect of blockchain technology remaking financial services just moved a step closer to reality after banks including Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan...Bloomberg From ACM News | November 20, 2017
The software algorithms that decide our news feed are programmed to prioritize user attention over truth to optimize for engagement, which means optimizing for...Brookings From ACM News | November 20, 2017
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's David Shrier recently detailed the MIT Trust::Data Consortium's efforts to build new systems that rethink data sharing...eWeek From ACM TechNews | November 16, 2017
Internet data breaches threaten the usernames and passwords of billions of people, and phishing attacks are the most effective way to hijack victims' online identities...NewsFactor Network From ACM TechNews | November 16, 2017
Governments are taking a closer look at artificial intelligence as a way to further their strategic interests in areas such as national defense.
U.S. News $ World Report From ACM TechNews | November 13, 2017
The FBI and Apple are bracing for another potential fight over encryption, this time because of the iPhone of the dead gunman in Sunday's Texas church shooting,...The Washington Post From ACM News | November 9, 2017
The Texas church massacre is providing a familiar frustration for law enforcement: FBI agents are unable to unlock the gunman's encrypted cellphone to learn what...The Associated Press From ACM News | November 8, 2017
Researchers completing the first large-scale analysis of victims of Internet denial-of-service attacks worldwide found about a third of the IPv4 address space was...UCSD News (CA) From ACM TechNews | November 7, 2017
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's LabSix artificial intelligence team has demonstrated the first example of a three-dimensional object becoming "adversarial"...New Scientist From ACM TechNews | November 6, 2017
Researchers at Rutgers University have developed a low-cost, minimal-power smart access system that can authenticate users by sensing their finger vibrations.
Rutgers Today From ACM TechNews | November 3, 2017
Lawmakers on Wednesday released a trove of ads that Russian operatives bought on Facebook, providing the fullest picture yet of how foreign actors sought to promote...The Washington Post From ACM News | November 2, 2017