Computer Sciences

Citizen science, supercomputers and AI

Citizen scientists have helped researchers discover new types of galaxies, design drugs to fight COVID-19, and map the bird world. The term describes a range of ways that the public can meaningfully contribute to scientific ...

Internet

Facebook: Fake scientist used to spread anti-US propaganda

A disinformation network with ties to China used hundreds of fake social media accounts—including one belonging to a fictitious Swiss biologist—to spread an unfounded claim that the U.S. pressured scientists to blame ...

Automotive

Using AI, cars can detect potholes in real time

The Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) has announced the development of an 'AI-based automatic pothole detection system'. The system is designed to be installed on the windshield of a vehicle ...

Security

DC police department hit by apparent extortion attack

The Washington, D.C., police department said Monday that its computer network was breached, and a Russian-speaking ransomware syndicate claimed to have stolen sensitive data, including on informants, that it threatened to ...

Business

Facebook filings seek dismissal of antitrust lawsuits

Facebook said Wednesday it filed motions seeking dismissal of US federal and state antitrust lawsuits, claiming there is no credible case to be made that it has harmed competition or excluded rivals in social networking.

Security

Latest mass hacks highlight challenge for Biden administration

The potentially devastating hack of Microsoft email servers, the second major cyberattack in months, adds pressure to the Biden administration as it weighs options for "hacking back" or other moves to protect cyberspace.

Security

SolarWinds breach could reshape cybersecurity practices

As investigations continued into the massive data breach linked to Austin-based software company SolarWinds, experts say the attack could lead to long-term changes in cybersecurity policies and procedures for government entities ...

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