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A Florida election software company targeted by Russians in 2016 inadvertently opened a potential pathway for hackers to tamper with voter records in North Carolina on the eve of the presidential election.
Employer branding specialist Universum has released its annual rankings of the most attractive employers in the U.S. for 2019.
Abby Everett Jaques at the Massachusetts Institute of Technologym created a class called Ethics of Technology to help future engineers and computer scientists understand the pitfalls of technology.
Initiatives are underway to train African computer scientists in artificial intelligence, with major technology companies investing in the cultivation of new AI specialists on that continent.
A researcher found a zero-day vulnerability in a central Apple macOS safeguard, allowing apps or malware to circumvent permissions and access a user's private data, webcam, or microphone.
Researchers have developed a core technology that supports fast, efficient large-scale data analysis.
CodePath.org, a nonprofit boot camp, offers ready-made, industry-approved coding courses to colleges and trains students to teach them for credit.
It's easier to de-bias algorithms than it is to de-bias people.
His ideas led to early versions of modern computing and helped win World War II. Yet he died as a criminal for his homosexuality.
Researchers have designed autonomous boats that can automatically target and latch onto each other.
Researchers have found that field programmable gate arrays have vulnerabilities that could be exploited by cyber criminals.
North Carolina State University researchers have created new techniques for labeling and retrieving data files in DNA-based information storage systems.
Researchers have developed a more efficient technique for decryption calculations by quantum computers.
Researchers have modified a neural network to create a natural language processing algorithm that generates, as well as detects, convincing fake articles.
A McKinsey Global Institute analysis warns automation could displace 107 million employed women worldwide by 2030, with the sexes almost equally impacted by technological innovation.
Yale University researchers have developed a technique for saving Schrodinger's cat by predicting its jumps and taking real-time actions.
Microsoft has published an advisory calling on users to install a patch for a "wormable" vulnerability that could be exploited to launch attacks similar to WannaCry.
Researchers are using a new statistical machine learning technique to explore how viruses interact with proteins in the body.
Researchers can use the same covert channels hackers have taken advantage of to protect a vehicle's control systems.
Researchers have demonstrated how to use the commodity storage devices already in conventional computers to protect files against ransomware attacks.
Hyundai and Subaru unveiled distracted driver alert systems for their mainstream models last month at the New York International Auto Show.
A new algorithm permits machines to sense their surroundings faster, which could help assistive robots operate more efficiently in unstructured environments.
Salesforce.com is pressuring sporting-goods retailers and other customers to stop selling a range of firearms, or be prohibited from using its products.
An international team of researchers has integrated two computer models to highlight regions at highest risk for lumpy skin disease virus epidemics in cattle.
The Lockport, NY, city school district launch of a facial recognition system has resulted in some pushback from privacy advocates.
Alphabet has faced antitrust probes before, but not from the U.S. Justice Department.
Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton, and Yann LeCun this month will receive the 2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award for conceptual and engineering breakthroughs that have made deep neural networks a critical component of computing.
How long can the silicon foundry sector continue to adapt, as physical limits make further shrinkage virtually impossible?
New methods enable systems to rapidly, continuously adapt.