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Renault-Led Concept Car Offers Cyberattack Protection
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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
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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
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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
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'What The Duck' No More

Apple will stop autocorrecting your favorite swear word.

Drone Taxis Take First Test Spin in Israel
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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
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Ground Rules for the Age of AI Warfare

How to keep autonomous weapons from stumbling into conflict.

How AI Protects (and Attacks) Your Inbox
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Popular Android TV Boxes Sold on Amazon Are Laced with Malware
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Popular Android TV Boxes Sold on Amazon Are Laced with Malware

Security researchers found malware in popular Android-powered TV set-top boxes sold on Amazon.

Researchers Say they Found Spyware Used in War for the First Time
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Researchers Say they Found Spyware Used in War for the First Time

Samvel Farmanyan, the former co-founder and host of an opposition television program in Armenia, told TechCrunch the hack he suffered "is a form of terror."

Volt Typhoon Targets U.S. Critical Infrastructure with Living-Off-The-Land Techniques
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Volt Typhoon Targets U.S. Critical Infrastructure with Living-Off-The-Land Techniques

Microsoft continues to investigate Volt Typhoon's methods for gaining access to targeted organizations through Internet-facing Fortinet FortiGuard devices.

Apps for Older Adults Contain Security Vulnerabilities
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Apps for Older Adults Contain Security Vulnerabilities

Researchers at Canada's Concordia University found security bugs in 95 of 146 popular Android applications designed for older adults.

Making Connections
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Making Connections

Bob Metcalfe, recipient of the 2022 ACM A.M. Turing Award for his role in the development of Ethernet, briefly considered a career in tennis.

Standards to Secure the Sensors That Power IoT
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Standards to Secure the Sensors That Power IoT

Existing security standards do not always offer sufficient protection to secure the Internet of Things.

Surgeon General Issues New Advisory About Effects Social Media Use Has on Youth Mental Health
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Surgeon General Issues New Advisory About Effects Social Media Use Has on Youth Mental Health

Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy urges action to ensure social media environments are healthy and safe.

E.U. Slaps Meta With Record $1.3 Billion Fine for Data Privacy Violations
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E.U. Slaps Meta With Record $1.3 Billion Fine for Data Privacy Violations

Industry representatives argue the ruling creates legal uncertainty for many companies who commonly transfer data across international waters.
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