Computer Sciences

The privacy risks of compiling mobility data

A new study by MIT researchers finds that the growing practice of compiling massive, anonymized datasets about people's movement patterns is a double-edged sword: While it can provide deep insights into human behavior for ...

Security

Electric vehicles send real-time data to Chinese government

When Shan Junhua bought his white Tesla Model X, he knew it was a fast, beautiful car. What he didn't know is that Tesla constantly sends information about the precise location of his car to the Chinese government.

Security

Chinese 'gait recognition' tech IDs people by how they walk

Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: "gait recognition" software that uses people's body shapes and how they walk to identify them, even when their faces are hidden from cameras.

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New attacks on graphics processors endanger user privacy

Computer scientists at the University of California, Riverside have revealed for the first time how easily attackers can use a computer's graphics processing unit, or GPU, to spy on web activity, steal passwords, and break ...

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