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The Chinese government has adopted new regulations requiring companies that sell computer equipment to Chinese banks to turn over secret source code, submit to invasive audits and build so-called back doors into hardware and…
Details about where and when you use your credit card could help reveal your identity to data thieves—even if they don't know your name, address and other personal information.
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to enable groups of drones to operate collaboratively under the supervision of a single human commander.
Chinese officials this week acted to block the functioning of several virtual private networks its citizens use to circumvent China's online censorship apparatus.
The U.K.'s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has selected five universities to lead the Alan Turing Institute.
Researchers say they have developed a new technique that could enable the indefinite extension of quantum-secured communication links.
Researchers have developed a code stylometry using natural language processing and machine learning to determine the authors of source code based on coding style.
Protoplanet Vesta, visited by NASA's Dawn spacecraft from 2011 to 2013, was once thought to be completely dry, incapable of retaining water because of the low temperatures and pressures at its surface.
You wake up in hospital unable to move, to speak, to twitch so much as an eyelid.
French coder Olivier Poudade has created BootChess, which is only 487 bytes in size, and the code can run on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux computers.
Imagine a swarm of microscopic robots, so tiny that a teaspoon can hold billions of them.
Paul Ekman, perhaps the world's most famous face reader, fears he has created a monster.
Charles H. Townes, a visionary physicist whose research led to the development of the laser, making it possible to play CDs, scan prices at the supermarket, measure time precisely, survey planets and galaxies, and even witness…
Fraudulent schemes have scammed at least $11 million in Bitcoin deposits from unsuspecting cyber customers over the past four years, say researchers.
Privacy Illustrated, a Carnegie Mellon University project, invited people to draw what privacy means to them and already has amassed hundreds of drawings.
The optical Stark effect can be used to control valley excitons in MX2 semiconductors, say researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Stefan Weitz, until recently senior director of search at Bing, observes the Internet has become much more massive since Google was conceived in the 1990s.
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You comfort your grieving friend online over chat, but you can't reach out and touch their shoulder.
Pew pew! Researchers have created the first video of a laser bouncing off a mirror.
On the opening night of this year's Sundance Film Festival, two films, as usual, had their premières, gaining maximum exposure to reporters and critics.
Microsoft Research's chief has said he thinks artificial intelligence systems could achieve consciousness, but has played down the threat to human life.
Last summer, researchers demonstrated that non-invasive imaging combined with a staining technique enables the fast comparison and study of earthworm species and other animals in unprecedented detail.
Researchers at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology believe they have developed technology that will make Web searches more efficient.
SINTEF researchers have developed a new language for faster programming and simulations.
The prevalence of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics degrees increased between 2004 and 2014 at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.
A leading European human rights body warns mass Internet surveillance is a threat to basic human privacy rights and has not apparently prevented terrorist attacks.
A team of researchers is working to train a computer program to quickly identify the sign language of signers.
What is the major cultural force in America right now? It might just be apps and the web.
Internet-connected devices present serious data security and privacy risks, according to a U.S. Federal Trade Commission report released this week.