A 2020 survey of 81 countries by the U.K.'s Oxford Internet Institute uncovered evidence of social media manipulation of political communications in each country...University of Oxford (U.K.) From ACM TechNews | January 15, 2021
In the U.S., there is no federal system consumers can use to get easy access to their immunization records online and establish their vaccination status for work...The New York Times From ACM News | January 15, 2021
The encrypted messaging services have become the world's hottest apps over the last week, driven by growing anxiety over the power of the biggest tech companies...The New York Times From ACM News | January 14, 2021
Cybersecurity firm Check Point found a 45% increase in cyberattacks against the global healthcare sector since November, versus a 22% uptick against all worldwide...ZDNet From ACM TechNews | January 12, 2021
Two types of autonomous robot foresters developed by Estonia's University of Tartu and robot manufacturer Milrem are planting trees from Milrem's driverless ground...New Scientist From ACM TechNews | January 11, 2021
The U.K.'s High Court has ruled that government security and intelligence services cannot use "general warrants" to indiscriminately hack domestic mobile phones...Computer Weekly From ACM TechNews | January 11, 2021
What was described as a controlled test of facial recognition technologies found potential for accurately identifying individuals on security lines at airports...U.S. Department of Homeland Security From ACM TechNews | January 8, 2021
Software engineer Tillie Kottmann said Nissan North America's misconfiguration of a Bitbucket Git server led to the online leakage of the automaker’s source code...ZDNet From ACM TechNews | January 8, 2021
A newly discovered malware strain collects an infected user's Basic Service Set Identifier, in order to ascertain the location of the user and their Wi-Fi access...ZDNet From ACM TechNews | January 7, 2021
Chief information officers last year had to reprioritize corporate demands and establish new boundaries to prevent team burnout due to remote work and the ramp-up...The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | January 5, 2021
Encrypted identification data on a smartcard or smartphone can deliver significant benefits while boosting security, but raise concerns about privacy and the potential...Samuel Greengard Commissioned by CACM Staff From ACM News | January 5, 2021
New regulations from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration will require most U.S. drones to broadcast a radio signal identifying them and their location.
Bloomberg From ACM TechNews | January 4, 2021
Microsoft on Thursday said the Russian exploit of U.S. government agencies and private corporations extended further into its network than previously thought.
The New York Times From ACM TechNews | January 4, 2021