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America’s dangerous Internet delusion
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America’s dangerous Internet delusion

Despite enormous benefits, the Internet also encourages crime, global conflict, and economic disruption.

Inside Russia's Social Media War on America
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Inside Russia's Social Media War on America

On March 2, a disturbing report hit the desks of U.S. counterintelligence officials in Washington.

This Spy App Can See If You've Visited Whistleblowing Sites on the Dark Web
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This Spy App Can See If You've Visited Whistleblowing Sites on the Dark Web

New spyware can determine whether online users have visited whistleblowing sites on the Dark Web.

Patching the Electric Grid
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Patching the Electric Grid

Electric grids worldwide are increasingly vulnerable to attack as new technologies like smart meters and analytical software are added to them, with mature systems...

Your Face Can Get You More than Just Toilet Paper in China
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Your Face Can Get You More than Just Toilet Paper in China

Now a number of female students at one of the country's top universities can use their face to open doors, according to news reports.

How to Make Fully Homomorphic Encryption 'Practical and Usable'
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How to Make Fully Homomorphic Encryption 'Practical and Usable'

The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has awarded Galois $1 million to make fully homomorphic encryption available to programmers.

Should the Government Keep Stockpiling Software Bugs?
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Should the Government Keep Stockpiling Software Bugs?

As the dust settles from the global ransomware attack that has crippled systems in more than 150 countries since Friday, the U.S. government's shadowy process for...

The Cybersecurity Risks U.S. Election Systems Face Heading Into the 2018 Elections
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The Cybersecurity Risks U.S. Election Systems Face Heading Into the 2018 Elections

Cybersecurity experts are warning of U.S. voting systems' vulnerability to cyberthreats going into the 2018 midterm and 2020 presidential elections.

Under Cyberattack: UH Researchers Look at How to Catch a 'Phisher'
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Under Cyberattack: UH Researchers Look at How to Catch a 'Phisher'

Researchers are studying why phishing attacks are so successful in an attempt to develop the next generation of email filters.

China, Addicted to Bootleg Software, Reels From Ransomware Attack
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China, Addicted to Bootleg Software, Reels From Ransomware Attack

China is home to the world's largest group of internet users, a thriving online technology scene and rampant software piracy that encapsulates its determination...

FSU Technology Cracks, Fixes Passwords
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FSU Technology Cracks, Fixes Passwords

New software evaluates the strength of a password by trying to break it.

Harnessing the Potential of Big Data to Improve the Security of Internet of Things Devices
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Harnessing the Potential of Big Data to Improve the Security of Internet of Things Devices

Researchers have proposed algorithms that generate and store a very small piece of secret information within an Internet of Things device.

Does My Algorithm Work? There's No Shortcut for Community Detection
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Does My Algorithm Work? There's No Shortcut for Community Detection

New research questions the validity of the community-detection algorithm testing model.

Could a Doodle Replace Your Password?
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Could a Doodle Replace Your Password?

Researchers have developed an identity input method which could replace smartphone passwords with patterns drawn by the user on the device's touchscreen.

$3.1 Million Grant to Build New Data Exploration Software
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$3.1 Million Grant to Build New Data Exploration Software

Researchers will use a $3.1-million grant to develop software that brings statistical rigor to interactive data exploration.

Sent to Prison by a Software Program's Secret Algorithms
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Sent to Prison by a Software Program's Secret Algorithms

When Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. visited Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute last month, he was asked a startling question, one with overtones of science fiction...

Watch Hackers Sabotage an Industrial Robot Arm
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Watch Hackers Sabotage an Industrial Robot Arm

When the cybersecurity industry warns of digital threats to the "internet of things," the targets that come to mind are ill-conceived, insecure consumer products...

In Europe's Election Season, Tech Vies to Fight Fake News
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In Europe's Election Season, Tech Vies to Fight Fake News

Scientists are attempting to counter a rash of fake news spreading online as European elections loom.

How a Cyber Attack Transformed Estonia
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How a Cyber Attack Transformed Estonia

Cyber-attacks, information warfare, fake news—exactly 10 years ago Estonia was one of the first countries to come under attack from this modern form of hybrid warfare...

A Trick That Hides Censored Websites Inside Cat Videos
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A Trick That Hides Censored Websites Inside Cat Videos

Slitheen is a new system that uses decoy routing to conceal banned websites inside of innocuous cat videos.
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