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From ACM NewsDavid Geer Commissioned by CACM Staff| June 23, 2022
An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.
Experts fear the Taliban could exploit expansive databases built by the U.S. and its allies during the Afghanistan occupation as tools for surveillance and repression...The Associated Press From ACM TechNews | September 16, 2021
A global battle between the U.S. government and Chinese tech company Huawei over allegations that it is a cybersecurity risk overshadowed the opening Monday of...The Associated Press From ACM News | February 25, 2019
In the world of autonomous vehicles, Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley are bustling hubs of development and testing. But ask those involved in self-driving vehicles...The Associated Press From ACM News | February 5, 2019
Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: "gait recognition" software that uses people's body shapes and how they walk to identify them,...The Associated Press From ACM News | November 7, 2018
A race by U.S. tech companies to build a new generation of powerful "quantum computers" could get a $1.3 billion boost from Congress, fueled in part by lawmakers' fear...The Associated Press From ACM News | September 24, 2018
Hadeel Ayoub slips a black glove onto her hand before beginning the swish of sign language that is meaningless to the untrained observer. Then she pushes a button...The Associated Press From ACM News | September 17, 2018
Personal home robots that can socialize with people are starting to roll out of the laboratory and into our living rooms and kitchens. But are humans ready to invite...The Associated Press From ACM News | August 9, 2018
Military troops and other defense personnel at sensitive bases or certain high-risk warzone areas won't be allowed to use fitness tracker or cellphone applications...The Associated Press From ACM News | August 7, 2018
Carnegie Mellon University will hire a researcher from the Library of Congress to help it decode a collection that includes two WWII German Enigma machines.
The Associated Press From ACM News | April 24, 2018
Behind the U.S. move to block Singapore-based Broadcom's hostile bid for U.S. chip maker Qualcomm lies a new global struggle for influence over next-generation...The Associated Press From ACM News | March 13, 2018
Seven years ago, a computer beat two human quizmasters on a "Jeopardy" challenge. Ever since, the tech industry has been training its machines even harder to make...The Associated Press From ACM News | January 24, 2018
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