Internet freedom is on the decline for the seventh consecutive year as governments around the world take to distorting information on social media in order to influence...NPR From ACM News | November 21, 2017
The FBI and Apple are bracing for another potential fight over encryption, this time because of the iPhone of the dead gunman in Sunday's Texas church shooting,...The Washington Post From ACM News | November 9, 2017
The Texas church massacre is providing a familiar frustration for law enforcement: FBI agents are unable to unlock the gunman's encrypted cellphone to learn what...The Associated Press From ACM News | November 8, 2017
Lawmakers on Wednesday released a trove of ads that Russian operatives bought on Facebook, providing the fullest picture yet of how foreign actors sought to promote...The Washington Post From ACM News | November 2, 2017
When Brandon Araki arrived at MIT in 2015 as a master's candidate in mechanical engineering, he brought along the picobug, a tiny robot that can fly, crawl, and...Technology Review From ACM Careers | November 1, 2017
Computer algorithms have gotten much better at recognizing patterns, like specific animals or people's faces, allowing software to automatically categorize large...Ars Technica From ACM News | October 27, 2017
When NASA scientists want to follow the path of the Curiosity rover on Mars, they can don a mixed-reality headset and virtually explore the Martian landscape.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA From ACM News | October 23, 2017
The FBI hasn't been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices it tried to access in less than a year, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Sunday...The Associated Press From ACM News | October 23, 2017
Richard Vevers, a British underwater photographer, was horrified when he returned in 2015 to a colourful reef in American Samoa he had shot a year earlier. It had...CNET From ACM News | October 19, 2017
When you consider the nagging privacy risks of online advertising, you may find comfort in the thought of a vast, abstract company like Pepsi or Nike viewing you...Wired From ACM News | October 18, 2017
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether federal prosecutors can force technology companies to turn over data stored outside the United States.
The New York Times From ACM News | October 17, 2017
On Wednesday, the exterior of Twitter's San Francisco headquarters bore an eerie message: "Ban Russian Bots." Someone—the company doesn't know who—projected the...Bloomberg From ACM News | October 13, 2017
Google summoned about 200 policy staff from around the world last month for a debate on whether the company's size has made it too attractive as a target for government...Bloomberg From ACM Careers | October 10, 2017
Russian operatives set up an array of misleading Web sites and social media pages to identify American voters susceptible to propaganda, then used a powerful Facebook...The Washington Post From ACM News | October 5, 2017