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Can You Locate Your Location Data?
From Communications of the ACM

Can You Locate Your Location Data?

Smartphone apps offering location data services may be desirable, but their ability to collect personal data that can be sold to third parties is less attractive...

Researchers Use Blockchain to Drive Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
From ACM TechNews

Researchers Use Blockchain to Drive Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Researchers have incorporated blockchain into energy systems, which could serve to expand the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

Legal Shield for Websites Rattles Under Onslaught of Hate Speech
From ACM TechNews

Legal Shield for Websites Rattles Under Onslaught of Hate Speech

U.S. lawmakers are debating Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects websites from liability for user-generated content.

Wearable Motion Sensors Could Monitor Baby In Utero
From ACM TechNews

Wearable Motion Sensors Could Monitor Baby In Utero

Researchers at the Stevens Institute of Technology have developed a technique that could allow expectant parents to hear their baby's heartbeat continuously at...

Sydney's $600M Smart Motorway Project to Be Put to the Test
From ACM TechNews

Sydney's $600M Smart Motorway Project to Be Put to the Test

Australia's New South Wales government will soon initiate trials for the $600-million (US$404-million) M4 Smart Motorway project.

Waiting-Room Anxiety Eased With Apps That Give Updates
From ACM TechNews

Waiting-Room Anxiety Eased With Apps That Give Updates

Startups and large healthcare organizations are developing tools designed to give parents frequent updates on what is happening to their children during surgeries...

WhatsApp Flaws Could Allow Hackers to Alter Messages
From ACM TechNews

WhatsApp Flaws Could Allow Hackers to Alter Messages

Cybersecurity firm Check Point Software Technologies found three potential ways to alter conversations in Facebook's WhatsApp messaging app.

Russian Hackers Infiltrating Companies via Office Printer
From ACM TechNews

Russian Hackers Infiltrating Companies via Office Printer

Microsoft warns hackers associated with Russian spy agencies are exploiting Internet-of-Things devices to infiltrate corporate networks.

Switzerland Strives to Be Global Leader in Opening Skies for Drones
From ACM TechNews

Switzerland Strives to Be Global Leader in Opening Skies for Drones

The Swiss government is working to develop a system to handle ever-increasing aerial drone traffic, with the goal of allowing such unmanned aircraft to operate...

Google Reveals Fistful of Flaws in Apple's iMessage App
From ACM TechNews

Google Reveals Fistful of Flaws in Apple's iMessage App

Google researchers have disclosed six vulnerabilities in Apple's iMessage app that could make devices using it exploitable.

Keeping Up With the Phone Hackers
From ACM News

Keeping Up With the Phone Hackers

The growing challenges to digital phone forensics.

Facebook Gets Closer to Letting You Type With Your Mind
From ACM TechNews

Facebook Gets Closer to Letting You Type With Your Mind

Facebook is collaborating with academia to develop a non-invasive technique to type words onto a computer directly from a user's brain.

Hackers Could Use Connected Cars to Gridlock Whole Cities
From ACM TechNews

Hackers Could Use Connected Cars to Gridlock Whole Cities

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have determined that hackers could target Internet-connected cars and freeze traffic, creating extremely disruptive...

VR to Solve Personal Problems
From ACM TechNews

VR to Solve Personal Problems

Researchers used immersive virtual reality to study the effects of people talking to themselves as if they were another person.

Mobile Malware Attacks are Booming in 2019: These are the Most Common Threats
From ACM TechNews

Mobile Malware Attacks are Booming in 2019: These are the Most Common Threats

Malware attacks against mobile devices, especially Android handsets, have ballooned this year.

AI Radar System Can Spot Miniature Drones 3km Away
From ACM TechNews

AI Radar System Can Spot Miniature Drones 3km Away

A new radar system can detect subminiature drones up to 3 kilometers (nearly 2 miles) away.

VR Helps Police Train for Active-Shooter Scenarios
From ACM TechNews

VR Helps Police Train for Active-Shooter Scenarios

The New York City Police Department is using virtual reality to help train officers for active-shooter scenarios.

Phone Movement Predicts Personality Types
From ACM TechNews

Phone Movement Predicts Personality Types

Researchers in Australia used data from the accelerometers in mobile phones to predict users' personalities.

Personal Firewalls
From ACM News

Personal Firewalls

Researchers find a way to make many implanted medical devices virtually hack-proof.

Twitter 'Fingerprint' Helps Decode How Individuals Respond to Crises
From ACM TechNews

Twitter 'Fingerprint' Helps Decode How Individuals Respond to Crises

Purdue ­niversity researchers have developed an algorithm that analyzes tweets to better understand how users respond to crises.
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