Hackers may not only be reading your published research work – they could also be tracking your online activity and even listening in on your conversations.
In late February 2019, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization that manages the IP addresses and domain names used on the web, issued a warning on the risks of systemic Internet attacks.
When enough of these antenna elements – 256 in this case – are combined together just right into what antenna engineers call an array, the whole can transmit and receive much greater power.
We can build metamaterials to respond in particular ways to certain frequencies of light. For example, we can create a smart filter for infrared cameras.
Advertising makes only 18% of Tencent’s total revenue; whereas it makes up 98% of Facebook’s. Yet, Tencent is the most valuable social networking company.
The LIVELab at McMaster University is a research concert hall. It functions as both a laboratory and theater, opening up opportunities for music research.
When Neil Armstrong stepped on to the Moon, Australians saw the images first. They used a second Aussie dish to bring the historic images to the world.
Imagine a defense operation in which a drone is sent out to spy on enemy territory. The enemy identifies the drone but instead of disabling it, compromises the sensors (vision, sonar, and so on) to inject false data.
The plane uses electroaerodynamic propulsion, which was investigated as far back as the 1920s by an eccentric scientist who was researching anti-gravity.
Formula one companies have been reinventing themselves for the digital era and selling their tech know-how to other sectors.
Netherlands Police are training eagles to catch drones to prevent illegal use. They said that they will investigate the birds’ safety as safety continue.
What if we could generate electricity from the cold night sky? Researchers at Stanford and UCLA have just done exactly that.
The BBC has announced that 2020 will mark the end of the Red Button text service – the final incarnation of what was originally known as CEEFAX and Oracle.
The intended closure of Ford’s Bridgend engine plant in 2020, with the loss of 1,700 industry jobs, has sent shock waves through Wales.
Traditional passwords are something you know. Biometric features are something you are. Unlike passwords, biometric data can’t be changed if it’s stolen.
An international team of scientists is constructing the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope in Chile, which will be an essential tool for asteroids alert.
Using daily observations from 2011-2018, we created an ANN with three predictors: returns, 50-day buy-sell signal and 200-day buy-sell signal.
The Australian Classification Board has refused classification for at least four video games, effectively banning them in Australia.
People may be worried about nuclear tensions rising, but I think they’re missing the fact that a major cyberattack could be just as damaging.
Faceapp can do whatever it likes with your photos. More concerning is the range of disturbing conditions users unwittingly sign up to.
Engineers have suggested reconstructing the Golden Gate Bridge in a way that would limit ongoing maintenance and operation bills.
The question of whether or not to go for the upgrade or stick with the devil you know is an increasingly common contemporary dilemma
Some video games track your activity as you play. The aim is to create systems that can learn about the game, and coach you to become a competent player.
Facebook has unveiled libra, a controversial cryptocurrency that will enable users to make international payments over Messenger and other group platforms.
While Apollo was an example of engineering on a heroic scale, future space ventures can deliver lasting societal benefits beyond flags and footprints.
The guts of an Apple iPhone show exactly what Trump gets wrong about trade The components of an iPhone add up to a different cost than the phone itself. Poravute Siriphiroon/Shutterstock.com Jason Dedrick, Syracuse University;
“Like all enterprise DLT it is blockchain in name only and an monopoly to extract massive seignorage from billions of users. A monopoly scam” says Roubini.
In a new study, a deep neural network was trained for simple visual object detection spontaneously developed this kind of number sense.
The people of Baltimore are under an electronic siege that has prevented residents from obtaining building permits and business licenses.
Researchers from the University of Michigan have found a new way of using sound to interfere with devices containing accelerometers.
The best way to avoid privacy problems is to take the task of privacy protection away from humans and entrust it to the computers themselves.
From April 2019, Facebook will request ID verification for people who wish to advertise or promote political posts or ads.
Facebook’s ‘transparency’ efforts hide key reasons for showing ads Why is that ad targeting you? Olivier Le Moal/Shutterstock.com Oana Goga, Université Grenoble Alpes Facebook’s advertising platform was not built to help social media users understand
Millions of cryptocurrency investors have been scammed out of massive real money. In 2018, losses from cryptocurrency-related crimes were US$1.7 billion.
Unlike Bitcoin, which is not pegged to any other currency, Facecoin will need the backing of real money to maintain its fixed price.
Complications and Quandaries in the ICT Sector – Standard Essential Patents and Competition Issues Ashish Bharadwaj, Vishwas H. Devaiah, Indranath Gupta Introduction Many countries have formulated policies and re-oriented their economy to foster innovation as
To win the battle of artificial intelligence, the digital law has to increasingly integrate other disciplines especially computer science and cognitive psychology.
Algorithms are maximizing profits for online retailers by colluding to set prices above where they would otherwise be in a competitive market.
Open-source approach must be adopted by medical implants’ manufacturers. This will reduce vulnerability to attacks and faulty code.
With three million unfilled cybersecurity posts worldwide, the only way to fill such a large job gap is to employ hackers.
Whether you’re using a phone, tablet, PC or other devices, the most useful zero-cost action you can take is to uninstall unnecessary apps and add-ons.
When it comes to car hacking, you should be more worried about dodgy mechanic dealers than one-off hackers with criminal intent.
Researchers attempted to replicate what the FBI had wanted to do on an Android phone to crack it open and found some useful results.
CEO was the only one who knew the password to an encrypted offline cryptocurrency repository where the firm had enshrined the vast majority of clients.
Attackers may embed malicious software in the physical world, just waiting for unsuspecting people to scan it with a smartphone or a specialized device.
Evolutionary computation has been studied by researchers for over 60 years. Yet, the idea still isn’t used widely outside the research community.
Strong software engineering, or more usually formal methods, is a methodology that uses mathematics to ensure error-free programming.
Tanenbaum’s famous 1992 comp.os.minix newsgroup posting in which he criticizes Linux’s monolithic kernel as well as Linus Torvald’s very long response.
Initial review of the new kernel 5.0 of Linux operating system.
In the past eight years, more than a third of all cryptocurrency exchanges have been hacked. The total losses exceed US$1 billion.
Computer science and programming education must suit the needs of 21st-century learners. Otherwise, the cost will be a disillusioned workforce.
When senior executives at companies aren’t tech-savvy, they often lack understanding of what’s at stake and how to quickly protect valuable information.
Civilization VI, the latest in a popular series of video games adds new features, most notably climate change and natural disasters.
Global efforts are underway to govern the tools used in cyber attacks, but the expertise of cyber operatives has so far seen limited attention.
The online videogame Fortnite Battle Royale was launched in September 2017. Since then the game had amassed 125 million active players by June and made US$1.2 billion (A$1.6 billion) for the developer, Epic Games.
As long as you are capable of writing the software to solve the problem, Linux will allow you to create your own complex supercomputer for free.
Making open-source hardware systems more available increases regular people’s security by giving them verifiable secure options.
Bitcoin, and other new technologies – such as data centers, computers and before them trains, planes and automobiles – are often energy-intensive.
Online information isn’t reliable, whether it is news or search results, and social media is vulnerable to manipulation by hackers or foreign powers.
Facebook is closing its doors to researchers. The latest casualty is the app Netvizz, a research tool used by hundreds of academics.
APPLE’S TRILLION DOLLARS VALUE DOES NOT MEAN IT’S THE BIGGEST COMPANY Jerry Davis, University of Michigan On Aug. 2, Apple became the first U.S. public corporation to achieve a US$1 trillion valuation, making it the
As Facebook users around the world are coming to understand, some of their favorite technologies can be used against them.
Silicon Valley’s rise is well documented, but the backlash against its culture and unscrupulous corporations hints at an imminent twist in its fate.
Allowing mergers like AT&T and Time Warner will profoundly reshape the American media landscape and may eliminate net neutrality.
A privacy discussion is moving toward fruition with less public attention: the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. US$260 billion are at stake.
The realm of professional sport has been taken by storm by the rise of eSports. These video game events now compete with traditional sports leagues.
AN ITALIAN COURT RULES THAT CELL PHONE USE CAUSED BRAIN TUMOR On April 11th 2017, an Italian court in the northern town of Ivrea has ruled that the brain tumor of Roberto Romeo, diagnosed in
UBUNTU SPYWARE CONTROVERSY Ubuntu is one of the most popular GNU/Linux distributions. It is used in over 50 million desktop computers worldwide, and runs millions of servers, including those of Reddit, Instagram, Snapchat and Netflix. It
Antonio Meucci is the true inventor of the telephone, not Alexander Graham Bell. This century-long controversy had finally been settled by the Congress in 2002. The acknowledgement was the result of the House of Representatives’ vote of the resolution H.RES.269.