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Pentagon Wants AI to Predict Events Before They Occur
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Pentagon Wants AI to Predict Events Before They Occur

AI-enabled platforms are expected to offer strategic warning of adversarial actions prior to any irreversible moves having been made

The FDA Should Better Regulate Medical Algorithms
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The FDA Should Better Regulate Medical Algorithms

Most do not require the agency's approval, and those that do often don't require clinical trial

Instagram Isn't the Only Social Media That's Hurting Girls
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Instagram Isn't the Only Social Media That's Hurting Girls

Researchers and reporters have been documenting social media's harmful effects on kids prior to whistleblower Frances Haugen's testimony

The DOJ Wants Companies to Admit Their Cybersecurity Problems
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The DOJ Wants Companies to Admit Their Cybersecurity Problems

Agency plans to use Civil War-era "Lincoln Law" to enforce cybersecurity disclosure

The Challenges of Regulating Cryptocurrency
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The Challenges of Regulating Cryptocurrency

The S.E.C. has yet to set clear rules on cryptocurrencies, leaving the industry guessing. Maybe that's how the agency wants it.

Facebook Can't Be Saved
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Facebook Can't Be Saved

Whistleblower Frances Haugen told senators that Facebook shouldn't be broken up, but its problems are a direct consequence of its size.

It's Time to Stop Paying for a VPN
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It's Time to Stop Paying for a VPN

Many services meant to protect your Web browsing can no longer be trusted

America Is Being Held for Ransom, and It Needs to Fight Back
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America Is Being Held for Ransom, and It Needs to Fight Back

A comprehensive anti-ransomware strategy must make it tougher for criminal groups and their sponsors to carry out attacks

A Developer's Guide to Machine-Learning Security
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A Developer's Guide to Machine-Learning Security

Countering adversarial attacks means understanding the different types as well as the ML weak spots

AI Futures
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AI Futures: Fact and Fantasy

Three books offer varied perspectives on the ascendancy of artificial intelligence.

Competitive Compatibility
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Competitive Compatibility: Let's Fix the Internet, Not the Tech Giants

Seeking to make Big Tech less central to the Internet.

How GitHub COO Erica Brescia Runs the Coding Gold Mines
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How GitHub COO Erica Brescia Runs the Coding Gold Mines

Tech leader discusses the state of GitHub's infrastructure, open source software philosophies, and more

Apple and Facebook Are Coming for Your Face Next
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Apple and Facebook Are Coming for Your Face Next

The face computer is coming—brace yourself

Where Should Information Go to Be Safe?
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Where Should Information Go to Be Safe?

Enterprise data is safest in the cloud and in the 'fog', according to one expert

The Third Revolution in Warfare
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The Third Revolution in Warfare

First there was gunpowder. Then nuclear weapons. Next: artificially intelligent weapons.

Talking Secure Coding
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Talking Secure Coding

Security expert discusses the importance of secure coding, how to improve adoption, best practices, and more

Here's Why Tech Companies Are Suddenly Focused on Child Safety
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Here's Why Tech Companies Are Suddenly Focused on Child Safety

Tech colossi are responding to shifting political winds and trying to preempt new, impending regulations

Can We Handle the Truth about Cybersecurity?
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Can We Handle the Truth about Cybersecurity?

Standardizing disclosure rules while ensuring transparency can strengthen our total cybersecurity landscape

There's a Better Way to Stop Ransomware Attacks
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There's a Better Way to Stop Ransomware Attacks

Adopt and enforce regulations for the cryptocurrency industry that are equivalent to traditional banking

Governments and Businesses Must Unite to Combat Ransomware Threat
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Governments and Businesses Must Unite to Combat Ransomware Threat

Cybersecurity expert says nations must stop sheltering bad actors in order to thwart threats and attacks
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