Robotics

New York police dump controversial robotic dog

New York police will stop using a robotic dog similar to ones that inspired an episode of dystopian Netflix series "Black Mirror" after a backlash over its deployment, the force said Thursday.

Computer Sciences

Researchers design more secure mobile contact tracing

For public health officials, contact tracing remains critical to managing the spread of the coronavirus—particularly as it appears that variants of the virus could be more transmissible.

Security

Singapore admits police can access contact-tracing data

Singapore has admitted data collected for contact-tracing can be accessed by police despite earlier assurances it would only be used to fight the coronavirus, sparking privacy concerns Tuesday about the scheme.

Security

Digital privacy and COVID-19: between a paradox and a hard place

The situation in which the world is currently living is extraordinary in every sense of the word: since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been over 53 million confirmed cases and more than 1.3 million people ...

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