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Trump's Immigration Policy Has Foreign Tech Talent Looking North of the Border
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Trump's Immigration Policy Has Foreign Tech Talent Looking North of the Border

President Trump has promised to reduce the number of H-1B visas granted; Canadian businesses see an opportunity to lure international tech talent north of the border...

Mobile Providers at Center of Privacy Storm
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Mobile Providers at Center of Privacy Storm

Major wireless providers are facing new scrutiny into their privacy practices after a bombshell report sparked a public outcry and questions from lawmakers.

A DNS Hijacking Wave Is Targeting Companies at an Almost Unprecedented Scale
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A DNS Hijacking Wave Is Targeting Companies at an Almost Unprecedented Scale

Federal authorities and private researchers are warning companies about a wave of domain hijacking attacks.

University of California Tells Students Not to Use WeChat, WhatsApp in China
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University of California Tells Students Not to Use WeChat, WhatsApp in China

The University of California has warned students and faculty against using messaging apps and social media while visiting China.

A Neural Network Can Learn to Organize the World It Sees Into Concepts, Just Like We Do
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A Neural Network Can Learn to Organize the World It Sees Into Concepts, Just Like We Do

GANs, or generative adversarial networks, are the social-media starlet of AI algorithms. They are responsible for creating the first AI painting ever sold at an ...

AI vs. the Hackers
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AI vs. the Hackers

Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and various startups increasingly are implementing machine learning algorithms that adapt to hackers' constantly evolving tactics.

AI Helps Auto-Loan Company Handle Industry's Trickiest Turn
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AI Helps Auto-Loan Company Handle Industry's Trickiest Turn

Prestige Financial Services is among a growing number of lenders using artificial intelligence to digest increasing volumes of data to determine creditworthiness...

Countering Russian Disinformation the Baltic Nations' Way
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Countering Russian Disinformation the Baltic Nations' Way

As the new Congress begins, it will soon discuss the comprehensive reports to the U.S. Senate on the disinformation campaign of half-truths, outright fabrications...

Kroger, Microsoft Create Futuristic Grocery Store
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Kroger, Microsoft Create Futuristic Grocery Store

Microsoft and the Kroger supermarket chain are collaborating on online grocery shopping.

Chinese Tech Investors Flee Silicon Valley as Trump Tightens Scrutiny
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Chinese Tech Investors Flee Silicon Valley as Trump Tightens Scrutiny

New Trump administration policies aimed at curbing China's access to American innovation have all but halted Chinese investment in U.S. technology startups, as...

AI Removes the Drudgery from Legal Due Diligence
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AI Removes the Drudgery from Legal Due Diligence

Software can review contracts, and more, faster and more accurately than lawyers.

With Drone Deliveries on the Horizon, Europe Moves to Set Ground Rules
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With Drone Deliveries on the Horizon, Europe Moves to Set Ground Rules

A group of companies are testing unmanned aviation technology to prove drones can fly delivery routes without crashing into each other, and that they can be tracked...

Can a Set of Equations Keep U.S. Census Data Private?
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Can a Set of Equations Keep U.S. Census Data Private?

Protecting confidentiality has been a priority for the Census Bureau for most—but not all—of its existence.

Artificial Intelligence Vs. the Hackers
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Artificial Intelligence Vs. the Hackers

Last year, Microsoft Corp.'s Azure security team detected suspicious activity in the cloud computing usage of a large retailer: One of the company's administrators...

Curbs on A.I. Exports? Silicon Valley Fears Losing Its Edge
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Curbs on A.I. Exports? Silicon Valley Fears Losing Its Edge

A common belief among tech industry insiders is that Silicon Valley has dominated the internet because much of the worldwide network was designed and built by Americans...

University in North Carolina Issues Degrees Using Blockchain
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University in North Carolina Issues Degrees Using Blockchain

East Coast Polytechnic Institute University graduates can now receive and digitally store degrees with blockchain technology, which delivers secure, immediate verification...

Schools in China Track Students With GPS-Enabled 'Smart' Uniforms
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Schools in China Track Students With GPS-Enabled 'Smart' Uniforms

Students at 11 schools in the Chinese province of Guizhou are wearing "smart uniforms" incorporating computer chips to ensure they attend classes and behave properly...

Ohio Eyes New Connected Vehicle Test
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Ohio Eyes New Connected Vehicle Test

The Ohio Department of Transportation, in collaboration with Honda, is planning a connected vehicle project in the city of Marysville.

AI Can Easily Break Text CAPTCHA
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AI Can Easily Break Text CAPTCHA

A new machine learning algorithm can crack most text-based CAPTCHAs within 0.05 seconds.

As Air Taxis Arrive, Software Issues Arise
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As Air Taxis Arrive, Software Issues Arise

Urban 'flying car' technology is almost here, but with proponents haunted by a 1977 helicopter crash, getting safety right is the top priority.
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