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Study Finds Parents' Social Media Use Associated with Parenting Style
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Study Finds Parents' Social Media Use Associated with Parenting Style

Researchers found a link between parents’ social media use and their parenting styles.

Restricted Internet Access Could Be Key to Academic Gains
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Restricted Internet Access Could Be Key to Academic Gains

Researchers found that providing Internet access, with the right controls, can help students achieve academic gains, and can even substitute for textbooks in schools...

Europe Says Yes to Messaging Interoperability As It Agrees on Major New Regime for Big Tech
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Europe Says Yes to Messaging Interoperability As It Agrees on Major New Regime for Big Tech

The regulation has been years in the making and is set to usher in a radically different ex ante regime for the most powerful tech platforms

EU Takes Aim at Big Tech's Power With Landmark Digital Act
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EU Takes Aim at Big Tech's Power With Landmark Digital Act

The European Union was expected to finalize the Digital Markets Act, the most sweeping legislation to regulate tech since a European privacy law was passed in 2018...

Russia Finds Meta Guilty of 'Extremist Activity,' but WhatsApp Can Stay
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Russia Finds Meta Guilty of 'Extremist Activity,' but WhatsApp Can Stay

Moscow court says Meta engaged in "extremist activity."

Can AI Learn to Forget?
From Communications of the ACM

Can AI Learn to Forget?

Specialized techniques may make it possible to induce selective 'amnesia' in machine learning models.

Technology's Impact on Morality
From Communications of the ACM

Technology's Impact on Morality

Leading technologists and thinkers are concerned about technology's impact on our ethical thinking.

Leaked Ransomware Docs Show Conti Helping Putin From the Shadows
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Leaked Ransomware Docs Show Conti Helping Putin From the Shadows

Members of the hacker gang may act in Russia's interest, but their links to the FSB and Cozy Bear hackers appear ad hoc.

Could the Internet be Driven by Climate-friendly 'Natural Intelligence'?
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Could the Internet be Driven by Climate-friendly 'Natural Intelligence'?

The Solar Protocol project aims to highlight the environmental impact of the Internet, the devices and systems that use it, and the servers that support it.

How California Is Building the Nation's First Privacy Police
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How California Is Building the Nation's First Privacy Police

A new state agency has a $10-million budget to regulate Google, Facebook and others. But first it needs to be created.

Twitter Unveils Version of Site That Can Bypass Russia Block
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Twitter Unveils Version of Site That Can Bypass Russia Block

Twitter has launched a version of its service that can circumvent Russia's attempts to block and censor the flow of information about its Ukraine invasion.

ML Offers Shortcut to Optimal HVAC Operation
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ML Offers Shortcut to Optimal HVAC Operation

A new method for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning control mechanisms use machine learning to balance energy cost, comfort, and efficiency while enabling...

Reality Intrudes on a Utopian Crypto Vision
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Reality Intrudes on a Utopian Crypto Vision

The cryptocurrency boom has spawned enterprises democratically governed by a community of users. Or that's the theory. Making it work has been much mess

Hackers Find a New Way to Deliver Devastating DDoS Attacks
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Hackers Find a New Way to Deliver Devastating DDoS Attacks

Cybercriminals are exploiting a fleet of more than 100,000 misconfigured servers to knock websites offline.

Biden Puts Big Tech's Favorite Business Model on Notice
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Biden Puts Big Tech's Favorite Business Model on Notice

The regulation of surveillance advertising used to be a fringe idea. Now it's in the State of the Union address, at least when it comes to kids.

Twitter Wants to Reinvent Itself, by Merging the Old With the New
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Twitter Wants to Reinvent Itself, by Merging the Old With the New

The company is undertaking a far-reaching effort to change how it works. For some, it is an echo of their early idealism and a vision for what the Internet could...

Robust Radar: AI Sensor Technology for Autonomous Driving
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Robust Radar: AI Sensor Technology for Autonomous Driving

An artificial intelligence system for automotive radar sensors filters out interfering signals from other radar sensors to improve object detection.

VR Farm Tour Expands Access to Urban Agriculture
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VR Farm Tour Expands Access to Urban Agriculture

Cornell University researchers have created a virtual reality tour of New York City's Red Hook Farms.

Here Comes the Full Amazonification of Whole Foods
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Here Comes the Full Amazonification of Whole Foods

A newly revamped store in Washington shows how thoroughly Amazon has woven itself into the grocery shopping experience.

Ukraine Requests ICANN, Crypto Exchanges Block Russia
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Ukraine Requests ICANN, Crypto Exchanges Block Russia

Namecheap tells Russian customers to leave.
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