Security

A surprisingly simple way to foil car thieves

Skyrocketing vehicle theft rates in some U.S. cities have drawn attention to an inconvenient truth: the increasing amount of technology in our vehicles can make them increasingly vulnerable to hacking or theft.

Consumer & Gadgets

Data privacy in the post-Roe era

In 2022, when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade—ending the constitutional right to an abortion—privacy advocates warned women against using smartphone apps to track their periods.

Computer Sciences

With self-learning models, prediction can be explained

Self-learning computer models can be of value for speech recognition, fraud detection, and assessing medical risks. However, the benefits scandal, for example, shows that the utmost caution must be exercised: and that is ...

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