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After Twitter
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After Twitter

New social apps arise to challenge troubled Twitter.

Google Backs Creation of Cybersecurity Clinics with $20-Million Donation
From ACM TechNews

Google Backs Creation of Cybersecurity Clinics with $20-Million Donation

Google CEO Sundar Pichai pledged $20 million to support and expand the Consortium of Cybersecurity Clinics.

Accelerating Optical Communications with AI
From Communications of the ACM

Accelerating Optical Communications with AI

Communications efficiency helps bring photonics to artificial intelligence.

The Rise of the Chatbots
From Communications of the ACM

The Rise of the Chatbots

How do we keep track of the truth when bots are becoming increasingly skilled liars?

Outsmarting Deepfake Video
From Communications of the ACM

Outsmarting Deepfake Video

Looking for truth, when "it's becoming surprisingly easy to distort reality."

Keeping Hackers Off the Electrical Grid
From ACM News

Keeping Hackers Off the Electrical Grid

Protecting electrical power delivery networks from incursions.

Food Producers Band Together in Face of Cyber Threats
From ACM TechNews

Food Producers Band Together in Face of Cyber Threats

Executives of U.S. food and agriculture companies say they are collaboratively formalizing information-sharing to fortify themselves against escalating cybersecurity...

Georgia Won't Update Dominion Software Until After 2024 Election
From ACM TechNews

Georgia Won't Update Dominion Software Until After 2024 Election

Based on a two-year-old report, Georgia election officials will not update flawed voting software until after 2024, claiming it is safe despite federal recommendations...

Renault-Led Concept Car Offers Cyberattack Protection
From ACM TechNews

Renault-Led Concept Car Offers Cyberattack Protection

French automaker Renault partnered with five French companies to deliver a concept car that features advanced biometry, energy efficiency, and cybersecurity protection...

JPL Creates PDF Archive to Aid Malware Research
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JPL Creates PDF Archive to Aid Malware Research

Data scientists have compiled 8 million PDFs into an open source archive for enhancing online security.

Good News! China and the US Are Talking About AI Dangers
From ACM News

Good News! China and the US Are Talking About AI Dangers

Scientists from the world's two superpowers are concerned about the risks of AI—which may offer a bridge to developing global regulations.

U.S. Government Agencies Hit in Global Cyberattack
From ACM News

U.S. Government Agencies Hit in Global Cyberattack

The news adds to a growing tally of victims of a sprawling hacking campaign that began two weeks ago and has hit major U.S. universities and state governments. ...

The U.S. Is Openly Stockpiling Dirt on All Its Citizens
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The U.S. Is Openly Stockpiling Dirt on All Its Citizens

A newly declassified report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence reveals that the federal government is buying troves of data about Americans...

'What The Duck' No More
From ACM News

'What The Duck' No More

Apple will stop autocorrecting your favorite swear word.

Drone Taxis Take First Test Spin in Israel
From ACM TechNews

Drone Taxis Take First Test Spin in Israel

Israel has begun test flights of autonomous aircraft for heavy cargo, and eventually passenger transport, as part of a two-year, government-led project to manage...

Ground Rules for the Age of AI Warfare
From ACM News

Ground Rules for the Age of AI Warfare

How to keep autonomous weapons from stumbling into conflict.

How AI Protects (and Attacks) Your Inbox
From ACM News

How AI Protects (and Attacks) Your Inbox

Companies, like Google, are looking for ways artificial intelligence and machine learning can help prevent phishing.

Federal Regulators Fine Amazon $25 Million Over Child Privacy Issues
From ACM News

Federal Regulators Fine Amazon $25 Million Over Child Privacy Issues

The company also was hit with a second fine over Ring, its home surveillance company.

Amazon to Let Baseball Fans Buy Beer by Scanning Palm
From ACM TechNews

Amazon to Let Baseball Fans Buy Beer by Scanning Palm

Amazon plans to launch contactless alcohol purchases at Coors Field in Denver, home of the Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball team, through its Amazon One touchless...

The Security Hole at the Heart of ChatGPT and Bing
From ACM News

The Security Hole at the Heart of ChatGPT and Bing

Indirect prompt-injection attacks can leave people vulnerable to scams and data theft when they use the AI chatbots.
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