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A growing number of academics, economists, technologists, and lawmakers are working to reimagine the current environment in which a few large technology companies control their users' data.
Stanford University researchers have developed a camera system that can reassemble scenes and detect moving objects hidden around corners, by analyzing the reflections of individual light particles.
Startups, government agencies, and academics are working to develop a method to combat doctored videos and photographs.
Talent acquisition company iCIMS found that Raleigh, NC, was the top U.S. city for tech job growth, as the number of available tech jobs there grew 56.9% year over year.
Experts attribute the Capital One data breach to exploitation of a vulnerability in the firewall of Amazon Web Services (AWS), which the bank used to store its data trove.
Philosopher Andy Clark reflects on what it will take for artificially intelligent agents to become more capable.
A recent blog post from Microsoft indicates that nearly 10,000 state-sponsored attacks have been detected globally in the past year.
While San Jose and San Francisco remain the top U.S. cities in terms of salaries for technology professionals in 2019, smaller metro areas are becoming mini tech hubs.
A new radar system can detect subminiature drones up to 3 kilometers (nearly 2 miles) away.
The U.S. National Quantum Initiative will support the push towards a quantum computing infrastructure, ecosystem, and workforce.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr said time may be running out for major technology companies to voluntarily provide law enforcement officials access to the encrypted communications of their users.
Australian regulators intend to launch the first office committed to policing algorithms used by technology giants like Facebook and Google, to better understand how the companies match ads to users.
A new deep neural network architecture can identify manipulated images at the pixel level with high precision.
The New York City Police Department is using virtual reality to help train officers for active-shooter scenarios.
Increasing class size has the greatest negative impact on female participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics classrooms.
Researchers in Australia used data from the accelerometers in mobile phones to predict users' personalities.
Researchers have improved a commercially developed, three-dimensional printed robotic prosthetic arm, allowing an amputee to grasp his wife's hand and "feel" her touch.
A new survey found Black and Hispanic workers are more concerned about how they will be impacted by new technology in the workplace than white or Asian workers.
Researchers have solved a longstanding question in turbulence using supercomputers running simulations on graphics processors originally developed for gaming.
South Africa's financial capital, Johannesburg, has been hit by a ransomware attack that left some of its residents without electricity.
Banning Huawei won't stop hardware trojan attacks.
Dental support organizations are starting to use artificial intelligence to analyze X-ray images and automate certain steps in common procedures.
Russia-based Wireless Lab's FaceApp recently saw a significant boost in popularity as celebrities used the app's age filter to provide realistic glimpses of what they could look like decades in the future.
Black and Latinx students are more likely to leave science, technology, engineering, and math majors in college because of obstacles they face that their white peers do not, according to a new study.
Researchers combined computer technology with historical research to create a virtual reconstruction of how Scotland's St. Andrews Cathedral looked just before the Reformation of 1559.
"Now we have a new generation of women professors. But this is far from enough."
Researchers have developed a model to estimate how easy it would be to deanonymize an arbitrary dataset.
Microsoft has made a $1-billion investment in OpenAI, the artificial intelligence lab created by Elon Musk and Sam Altman in 2015.
Professional basketball teams are starting to use computers and advanced data analytics to help perfect players' jump shots.
The nonprofit John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will spend $50 million to fund research at 11 universities on how social media and technology impacts democracy.