Biometric markers are increasingly popular targets of data theft, potentially endangering far more than your locally stored information…
From ACM NewsDavid Geer Commissioned by CACM Staff| June 23, 2022
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The tech giants said states could soon send notices directly to smartphones asking people to opt in to the technology, which helps trace the coronavirus.
The New York Times From ACM News | September 2, 2020
Inspired by a mother's question, the new method will be introduced across Israel this fall, just in time for flu season, and could be coming soon to the U.S.
The New York Times From ACM News | August 24, 2020
Facebook, Google, and other major technology firms Wednesday announced an expansion of their coalition to secure the November U.S. presidential election, and met...The New York Times From ACM TechNews | August 14, 2020
ISIS and other groups openly solicited virtual currency donations because they mistakenly believed that the transactions would be anonymous, officials said.
The New York Times From ACM News | August 14, 2020
Israel says the attack was thwarted, but a cybersecurity firm says it was successful. Some officials fear that classified data stolen by North Korea could be shared...The New York Times From ACM News | August 13, 2020
After months of complaints about its centralized, privatized system, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government says resources will be diverted to local public health...The New York Times From ACM News | August 11, 2020
Researchers at Stanford University were able to capture the acoustics of the Hagia Sophia, prior to the Byzantine cathedral in Istanbul being rededicated as a Muslim...The New York Times From ACM TechNews | August 6, 2020
With the coronavirus pandemic highlighting the need for safety, the upcoming U.S. Open tennis tournament will replace human line judges on 15 of 17 match courts...The New York Times From ACM TechNews | August 5, 2020
Researchers at the University of Chicago want you to be able to post selfies without worrying that the next Clearview AI will use them to identify you.
The New York Times From ACM News | August 4, 2020
As lawmakers debate whether Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are monopolies, a reporter recalls her attempt to avoid interacting with the companies.
The New York Times From ACM News | August 3, 2020
Despite Google's promise that its smartphone software does not track user locations, governments were surprised to learn location-setting must be active for the...The New York Times From ACM TechNews | July 27, 2020
Software engineer Frederic Rechtenstein found a South Korean mobile application designed to enforce pandemic quarantines contained major security flaws that could...The New York Times From ACM TechNews | July 22, 2020
Some government agencies that use the software said they were surprised Google may pick up the locations of certain app users. Others said they had unsuccessfully...The New York Times From ACM News | July 21, 2020
The Trump administration said it would no longer require foreign students to attend in-person classes during the coronavirus pandemic in order to remain in the...The New York Times From ACM News | July 15, 2020