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Hospital Robot Vulnerabilities Promptly Caught, Killed
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Hospital Robot Vulnerabilities Promptly Caught, Killed

Researchers at New York-based cybersecurity startup Cynerio identified five zero-day vulnerabilities affecting Aethon TUG smart autonomous robots used in hospitals...

Web Surfing that Feels Instantaneous, Even Though It's Not
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Web Surfing that Feels Instantaneous, Even Though It's Not

Researchers have developed a design for a speed-of-light Internet network across 120 U.S. cities.

Bot Can Spot Depressed Twitter Users in 9 of 10 Cases
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Bot Can Spot Depressed Twitter Users in 9 of 10 Cases

A new algorithm can ascertain a person's mental state by extracting and analyzing 38 data points from their public Twitter profile.

Russia Is Leaking Data Like a Sieve
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Russia Is Leaking Data Like a Sieve

Ukraine claims to have doxed Russian troops and spies, while hacktivists are regularly leaking private information from Russian organizations.

People with Type 1 Diabetes in England to Receive Skin Sensor to Monitor Blood Sugar
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People with Type 1 Diabetes in England to Receive Skin Sensor to Monitor Blood Sugar

The U.K. National Health Service will offer roughly 250,000 people in England with type 1 diabetes a skin sensor to monitor their blood sugar.

Quantum Datacenter Intranet Advances
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Quantum Datacenter Intranet Advances

While these breakthroughs must be considered proofs of concept, they demonstrate the pieces of future quantum datacenters are coming together, says independent...

U.S. Agencies Warn of Custom-Made Hacking Tools Targeting Energy Sector Systems
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U.S. Agencies Warn of Custom-Made Hacking Tools Targeting Energy Sector Systems

The alert said the actors are specifically targeting Schneider Electric MODICON and MODICON Nano PLCs, and OMRON Sysmac NJ and NX PLCs.

Engineer Makes Footgear to Guide People with Vision Problems
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Engineer Makes Footgear to Guide People with Vision Problems

Japanese engineer Wataru Chino has designed footwear that incorporates a flexible motor-mounted device embedded to guide vision-impaired users.

U.S. FBI Says It Disrupted Russian Hackers
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U.S. FBI Says It Disrupted Russian Hackers

U.S. officials said the Federal Bureau of Investigation had seized control of thousands of routers and firewall appliances from Russian hackers.

Meet DALL-E, the A.I. That Draws Anything at Your Command
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Meet DALL-E, the A.I. That Draws Anything at Your Command

New technology that blends language and images could serve graphic artists—and speed disinformation campaigns.

Volunteers Scramble to Preserve Ukraine's Digital Culture
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Volunteers Scramble to Preserve Ukraine's Digital Culture

More than 1,300 volunteers are working to preserve Ukraine's digital culture.

Brokenwire Hack Could Let Remote Attackers Disrupt Electric Vehicle Charging
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Brokenwire Hack Could Let Remote Attackers Disrupt Electric Vehicle Charging

Researchers have identified a method for attacking the Combined Charging System and interrupting electric vehicle charging sessions.

Google Pulls Apps that May Have Harvested Data from Millions of Android Devices
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Google Pulls Apps that May Have Harvested Data from Millions of Android Devices

The apps took users' precise location, email, phone numbers, and more, researchers said.

How Retail is Using Digital Twins
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How Retail is Using Digital Twins


Pinterest Bans All Climate Misinformation
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Pinterest Bans All Climate Misinformation

The image-focused social network says it will take down content that distorts or denies facts of climate crisis.

Hackers' Fake Claims of Ukrainian Surrender Aren't Fooling Anyone. So What's Their Goal?
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Hackers' Fake Claims of Ukrainian Surrender Aren't Fooling Anyone. So What's Their Goal?

Experts say the hackers' intentions might not be to actually trick anyone, but to erode confidence in Ukrainian media outlets and institutions.

Researchers Use Decommissioned Satellite to Broadcast Hacker TV
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Researchers Use Decommissioned Satellite to Broadcast Hacker TV

Researchers in the Shadytel telecommunications and embedded device hacking group used a decommissioned Canadian satellite to broadcast a livestream to the Northern...

'We Became Like a Big Startup.' How Kyiv Adapted Tech to Save Lives
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'We Became Like a Big Startup.' How Kyiv Adapted Tech to Save Lives

Kyiv city officials have been working to adapt and repurpose the Ukrainian capital's technology amid the war with Russia.

Study Reveals Why Facebook Ads Can Miss Target
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Study Reveals Why Facebook Ads Can Miss Target

North Carolina State University researchers have determined that Facebook's targeted advertising algorithm does not account for the context of users' activities...

BlackByte Ransomware Bites Critical Infrastructure, the San Francisco 49ers
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BlackByte Ransomware Bites Critical Infrastructure, the San Francisco 49ers

One ransomware attack struck a professional football team as competitors were preparing for the Super Bowl.
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