Internet

Study shows that online privacy has become a cause of inequality

As information and communications technology (ICT) systems proliferate, it has become essential for the privacy of users to be considered and safeguarded. While there are many existing ways to protect users' digital privacy, ...

Engineering

Collaborative virtual reality environments for the home office

Simulations using supercomputers or construction data from CAD systems are normally visualized and analyzed in a Cave 3-D facility. In an era of "social distancing" resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, however, this is ...

Business

Facebook's Zuckerberg wants 'new framework' for digital tax

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday backed moves by the OECD group of free-market economies to reform the way online giants are taxed worldwide, even if that means companies like his own paying more to national ...

Robotics

An elegant solution to the soft sensing challenge

From warehouses to hospitals, soft robots are used in different places to assist humans in moving items, treating patients, and gathering information. As interests in these robots keep growing, scientists are developing ways ...

Security

When smartphone finger taps can lead to side channel attack

You type, hacker deciphers, your password is doomed. That is the grim scenario being discussed in a paper that is now on arXiv. "Hearing your touch: A new acoustic side channel on smartphones," is by authors Ilia Shumailov, ...