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White House Announces 100-Day Cyber Sprint for Chemical Sector
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White House Announces 100-Day Cyber Sprint for Chemical Sector

The 100-day grid cybersecurity sprint led to over 150 utilities deploying new technologies to improve cybersecurity defenses, according to a DOE press release. ...

Confirming Election Results with Risk-Limiting Audits
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Confirming Election Results with Risk-Limiting Audits

Rice University's Dan Wallach, working with Matthew Bernhard at nonprofit VotingWorks, found risk-limiting audits can be used to confirm election outcomes.

'Deepfakes' of Celebrities Appearing in Ads
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'Deepfakes' of Celebrities Appearing in Ads

Deepfakes of celebrities have started to appear in ads, with and without their consent.

The Impact of Virtual Meetings
From Communications of the ACM

The Impact of Virtual Meetings

Virtual meetings have mixed effects on employee productivity, creativity, and relationships.

Go Backward, Save Energy
From Communications of the ACM

Go Backward, Save Energy

Reversible computing principles point a way toward more efficient computers.

Facebook Parent Meta Admits Defeat after GIPHY Deal is Blocked by U.K. Regulators
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Facebook Parent Meta Admits Defeat after GIPHY Deal is Blocked by U.K. Regulators

Citing the risk of a substantial lessening of competition in social media and display advertising, the U.K.'s Competition and Markets Authority said Meta must sell...

Misinformation Swirls in Non-English Languages Ahead of Midterms
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Misinformation Swirls in Non-English Languages Ahead of Midterms

More multilingual fact-checking groups are pushing back against misleading translations, manipulated images, and outright lies that jump platforms and cross borders...

Common Deidentification Methods Don't Fully Protect Data Privacy
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Common Deidentification Methods Don't Fully Protect Data Privacy

Common deidentification techniques do not adequately protect data privacy, according to a study by University of Chicago computer scientist Aloni Cohen.

Rise in Cyberattacks Stretches, Stresses Defenders
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Rise in Cyberattacks Stretches, Stresses Defenders

Cybersecurity specialists are working multiple cases simultaneously and dealing with the resulting stress.

Bot Hunting Is All About the Vibes
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Bot Hunting Is All About the Vibes

Though several bot detection systems are available, there is no standard definition of "bot" and the results of the detection systems can differ.

Users Trust AI as Much as Humans for Flagging Problematic Content
From ACM TechNews

Users Trust AI as Much as Humans for Flagging Problematic Content

Researchers found that social media users trust artificial intelligence as much as human content moderators when it comes to flagging harmful content.

Report: U.S. Nuclear Security Body Failed to Implement Cybersecurity Measures
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Report: U.S. Nuclear Security Body Failed to Implement Cybersecurity Measures


FSOC Warns Crypto is Possible Systemic Risk
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FSOC Warns Crypto is Possible Systemic Risk

The Financial Stability Oversight Council report identifies a wide range of regulatory gaps and market risks.

Microsoft: Hackers are Using Open Source Software, Fake Jobs in Phishing Attacks
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Microsoft: Hackers are Using Open Source Software, Fake Jobs in Phishing Attacks

The software giant details how hackers are using easily available tools and non-existent job offers to trick developers and IT workers.

Why Don't You Have A Self-Driving Car Yet?
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Why Don't You Have A Self-Driving Car Yet?

The biggest reason that "it's taking so long" is that it's hard.

Securing the Enterprise When Employees are Remote
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Securing the Enterprise When Employees are Remote

Managing the security challenges of hybrid work environments.

New Deepfake Threats Loom, says Microsoft's Chief Science Officer
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New Deepfake Threats Loom, says Microsoft's Chief Science Officer

Microsoft chief science officer Eric Horvitz said the rising capabilities of discriminative and generative artificial intelligence methods are reaching an inflection...

LinkedIn Ran Undisclosed Social Experiments on 20 Million Users for Years to Study Job Success
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LinkedIn Ran Undisclosed Social Experiments on 20 Million Users for Years to Study Job Success

Researchers were testing a social-scientific theory known as the "strength of weak ties."

'Papermill Alarm' Software Flags Potentially Fake Papers
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'Papermill Alarm' Software Flags Potentially Fake Papers

Adam Day at U.K.-based data services company Clear Skies developed a software tool that highlights potentially bogus scientific papers.

In India, Debunking Fake News and Running Into the Authorities
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In India, Debunking Fake News and Running Into the Authorities

Independent website Alt News has emerged as a leading debunker of misinformation in India, but highlighting hate speech against minorities has put it on a collision...
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