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U.S. Regulators Propose New Online Privacy Safeguards for Children
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U.S. Regulators Propose New Online Privacy Safeguards for Children

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has proposed major changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998.

As a Teen, She Loved Video Games. Now She's Using A.I. to Try to Quash Malaria
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As a Teen, She Loved Video Games. Now She's Using A.I. to Try to Quash Malaria

In Senegal, Rokhaya Diagne is using artificial intelligence to help the world eradicate malaria by 2030.

Your Face May Soon Be Your Ticket. Not Everyone Is Smiling
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Your Face May Soon Be Your Ticket. Not Everyone Is Smiling

Facial recognition software is speeding up check-in at airports, cruise ships and theme parks, but experts worry about risks to security and privacy.

E.U. Law Sets the Stage for a Clash Over Disinformation
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E.U. Law Sets the Stage for a Clash Over Disinformation

The law, aimed at forcing social media giants to adopt new policies to curb harmful content, is expected to face blowback from Elon Musk, who owns X.

Dependence on Tech Caused 'Staggering' Education Inequality: U.N.
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Dependence on Tech Caused 'Staggering' Education Inequality: U.N.

A study by UNESCO found "staggering" global education inequity due to overreliance on remote learning technology during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Stroke Stole Her Ability to Speak at 30. A.I. Is Helping to Restore It Years Later.
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A Stroke Stole Her Ability to Speak at 30. A.I. Is Helping to Restore It Years Later.

The brain activity of a paralyzed woman is being translated into words spoken by an avatar. This milestone could help others who have lost speech.

Scientists Recreate Pink Floyd Song by Reading Brain Signals of Listeners
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Scientists Recreate Pink Floyd Song by Reading Brain Signals of Listeners

The audio sounds like it's being played underwater. Still, it's a first step toward creating more expressive devices to assist people who can't speak.

Computer Scientists Tap AI to Identify Risky Apps
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Computer Scientists Tap AI to Identify Risky Apps

University of Massachusetts Amherst's Brian Levine and a dozen computer scientists have developed a computational model that evaluates customer reviews of social...

Researchers Poke Holes in Safety Controls of ChatGPT and Other Chatbots
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Researchers Poke Holes in Safety Controls of ChatGPT and Other Chatbots

A new report indicates that the guardrails for widely used chatbots can be thwarted, leading to an increasingly unpredictable environment for the technology.

Cracking Down on Dissent, Russia Seeds a Surveillance Supply Chain
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Cracking Down on Dissent, Russia Seeds a Surveillance Supply Chain

Russia has built a network of technology contractors to supply it with surveillance equipment in order to spy on and quash internal dissent.

U.S. and E.U. Complete Long-Awaited Deal on Sharing Data
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U.S. and E.U. Complete Long-Awaited Deal on Sharing Data

The agreement ends legal uncertainty for Meta, Google and scores of companies — at least for now.

Study Bolsters Room-Temperature Superconductor Claim
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Study Bolsters Room-Temperature Superconductor Claim

Researchers verified a key measurement from a study earlier this year that had faced doubts from other scientists.

A.I. May Someday Work Medical Miracles. For Now, It Helps Do Paperwork
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A.I. May Someday Work Medical Miracles. For Now, It Helps Do Paperwork

The best use for generative A.I. in health care, doctors say, is to ease the heavy burden of documentation that takes them hours a day and contributes to burnout...

The Race to Prevent 'the Worst Case Scenario for Machine Learning'
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The Race to Prevent 'the Worst Case Scenario for Machine Learning'

A.I. companies have an edge in blocking the creation and distribution of child sexual abuse material. They've seen how social media companies failed.

Driver's Licenses, Addresses, Photos: Inside How TikTok Shares User Data
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Driver's Licenses, Addresses, Photos: Inside How TikTok Shares User Data

Employees of the Chinese-owned video app have regularly posted user information on a messaging and collaboration tool called Lark, according to internal documents...
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