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China Creates Its Own Digital Currency
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China Creates Its Own Digital Currency

China's new digital yuan cryptocurrency is expected to give its government a vast economic and social monitoring tool, and strip users of their anonymity.

How Can Government Attract the AI Talent It Needs?
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How Can Government Attract the AI Talent It Needs?

Artificial intelligence can make the government more efficient and effective. But first, it has to hire the people who can make it all happen.

Surveillance Nation
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Surveillance Nation

Law enforcement agencies across the U.S. ran thousands of Clearview AI facial recognition searches, often without the knowledge of the public or their own departments...

Likely Legal, 'Vaccine Passports' Emerge as the Next Coronavirus Divide
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Likely Legal, 'Vaccine Passports' Emerge as the Next Coronavirus Divide

Businesses and universities want easy ways to see if students and customers are vaccinated, but conservative politicians are turning "vaccine passports" into a...

New Hearing Aids, iPhone Apps, Tech Mean More Hearing-Loss Options--but Also New Struggles
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New Hearing Aids, iPhone Apps, Tech Mean More Hearing-Loss Options--but Also New Struggles

The variety of low-cost products for people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss is expected to increase due to a new law.

Google Wins Multibillion Dollar Copyright Fight With Oracle in Supreme Court
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Google Wins Multibillion Dollar Copyright Fight With Oracle in Supreme Court

A lower court had ruled that Google's Android operating system infringed Java copyrights held by Oracle.

Japan to Join EU, China in Issuing Digital Vaccine Passport
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Japan to Join EU, China in Issuing Digital Vaccine Passport

Japan plans to issue digital vaccine passports to citizens who have been immunized against the coronavirus, in order to facilitate international travel.

That Spotty Wi-Fi? There’s $100 Billion to Fix It.
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That Spotty Wi-Fi? There’s $100 Billion to Fix It.

Clearing hurdles to fast Internet for all.

Firmware Attacks Are on the Rise and You Aren't Worrying About Them Enough
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Firmware Attacks Are on the Rise and You Aren't Worrying About Them Enough

Businesses are too busy patching to worry about firmware attacks, according to a Microsoft-commissioned study.  

Getting the Inside Track on Street Design
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Getting the Inside Track on Street Design

Researchers used anonymous phone data to measure the influence of building density and street design on pedestrian behavior in London, Amsterdam, and Stockholm....

Android Sends 20x More Data to Google Than iOS Sends to Apple, Study Says
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Android Sends 20x More Data to Google Than iOS Sends to Apple, Study Says

A researcher says the Android operating system transmits about 20 times more information from smartphone handsets to Google than iOS sends to Apple.

New Android Malware Found with Full Range of Spying Capabilities
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New Android Malware Found with Full Range of Spying Capabilities

Despite its sophistication, the app can be easy for more experienced users to spot.

During Emergencies, Social Media is Critical Channel for Warnings
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During Emergencies, Social Media is Critical Channel for Warnings

An analysis of responses to the 2019 Deer Park, TX, chemical fire found that people warned of the disaster via social media, friends, and family were most likely...

TikTok Does Not Pose Overt Threat to U.S. National Security, Researchers Say
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TikTok Does Not Pose Overt Threat to U.S. National Security, Researchers Say

Cybersecurity researchers said TikTok's underlying computer code does not pose a national security threat to the U.S.

Avoiding Coronavirus Infections to the Email
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Avoiding Coronavirus Infections to the Email

Cybercriminals go phishing with COVID lures.

New Wave of 'Hacktivism' Adds Twist to Cybersecurity Woes
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New Wave of 'Hacktivism' Adds Twist to Cybersecurity Woes

Activist hackers looking to make political statements constitute emerging threats to U.S. cybersecurity.

Computer Model Tracks Cellphone Data to Predict Covid Spread
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Computer Model Tracks Cellphone Data to Predict Covid Spread

Binghamton University's Arti Ramesh and Anand Seetharam have designed an algorithm to predict the spread of Covid-19 by tracking cellphone data.

BSA Leads Letter Urging Biden Administration to Prioritize Open Data
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BSA Leads Letter Urging Biden Administration to Prioritize Open Data

A group of technology trade associations are calling on the Biden Administration to prioritize open data policies, and to appoint a federal Chief Data Officer. ...

A Vaccine Passport Is the New Golden Ticket as the World Reopens
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A Vaccine Passport Is the New Golden Ticket as the World Reopens

Companies and countries that depend on travel or large gatherings are counting on a totally unproven concept.

Fears of 'Digital Dictatorship' as Myanmar Deploys AI
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Fears of 'Digital Dictatorship' as Myanmar Deploys AI

Human rights groups are worried about a potential "digital dictatorship" in Myanmar due to the use of artificial intelligence to monitor citizens' movements.
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