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Thirty Years Ago, One Decision Changed Our Connected World
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Thirty Years Ago, One Decision Changed Our Connected World

The World Wide Web's launch three decades ago marked the beginning of the Internet's evolution into the revolutionary communications tool it has become.

'The Godfather of A.I.' Leaves Google, Warns of Danger Ahead
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'The Godfather of A.I.' Leaves Google, Warns of Danger Ahead

For half a century, Geoffrey Hinton nurtured the technology at the heart of chatbots like ChatGPT. Now he worries it will cause serious harm.

Software Detective Debunked Mike Lindell's Election Fraud Claims
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Software Detective Debunked Mike Lindell's Election Fraud Claims

Robert Zeidman was awarded $5 million by the arbitration panel.

Self-Driving Cars Must Learn the Language of Cyclists to Keep Roads Safe
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Self-Driving Cars Must Learn the Language of Cyclists to Keep Roads Safe

A study of communications between drivers and cyclists suggests new autonomous vehicle systems must be able to replicate those social interactions to ensure safety...

Brazil Judge Orders Temporary Suspension of Telegram
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Brazil Judge Orders Temporary Suspension of Telegram

The development comes as the country grapples with a wave of school attacks.

EU Lawmakers Pass Draft of AI Act
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EU Lawmakers Pass Draft of AI Act

The legislation includes copyright rules for generative artificial intelligence.

Robot Lawyers Are About to Flood the Courts
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Robot Lawyers Are About to Flood the Courts

It's time to reform the U.S. legal system.

Computing and Social Responsibility
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Computing and Social Responsibility

Hardware, software, and social media companies increasingly must consider the potential social and ethical risks of their products.

The Crypto Detectives Are Cleaning Up
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The Crypto Detectives Are Cleaning Up

Early adopters thought cryptocurrencies would be free from prying eyes, but tracking the flow of funds has become a big business.

Used Routers Often Loaded with Corporate Secrets
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Used Routers Often Loaded with Corporate Secrets

Scientists from Slovak security firm ESET found that half of the used routers its researchers purchased for testing were loaded with sensitive corporate information...

A Google AI Model Developed an Unexpected Skill
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A Google AI Model Developed an Unexpected Skill

Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company's experts call this aspect of AI a "black box."

Advanced AI Faces New Regulatory Push in Europe
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Advanced AI Faces New Regulatory Push in Europe

In an open letter, a group of EU lawmakers said regulators should be given authority to govern the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

Women in Computer Science Are Making Strides
From Communications of the ACM

Women in Computer Science Are Making Strides

Computer science is still not a level playing field for those women who majored in it and choose to pursue it as a career.

EU's Landmark MiCA Legislation to Drive Crypto Prices
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EU's Landmark MiCA Legislation to Drive Crypto Prices

Under the new legislation, the EU will have a unified approach to crypto asset regulation across all 27 member states, meaning firms approved in one country can...

Britain Sounds Alarm on Spyware, Mercenary Hacking Market
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Britain Sounds Alarm on Spyware, Mercenary Hacking Market

Britain's National Cybersecurity Centre also warned about hackers-for-hire, mercenary spies whose activities it said "raise the likelihood of unpredictable targeting...

How Generative Models Could Go Wrong
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How Generative Models Could Go Wrong

A big problem is that they are black boxes.

Turning AI to Crime
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Turning AI to Crime

How cybercriminals use ChatGPT in creating malware and cyberattacks.  

Microsoft's Refusal to Pay for Twitter's API Outraged Musk
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Microsoft's Refusal to Pay for Twitter's API Outraged Musk

Twitter will no longer be available on Microsoft Advertising as the service relies on API access.

AI-Generated Song Featuring Drake, The Weeknd Removed From Streaming
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AI-Generated Song Featuring Drake, The Weeknd Removed From Streaming

There are still a lot of copyright issues to hash out in the age of artificial intelligence.

Oklahoma Businesses Recruit Tech Workers from Ukraine
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Oklahoma Businesses Recruit Tech Workers from Ukraine

A nonprofit based in Tulsa, OK, is recruiting Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion for jobs in the region's expanding technology sector.
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