Computer Sciences

How encryption holds our digital society together

Encryption is like the steel skeleton of a building: invisible, but holding everything together. In our digital age, encryption is an absolutely essential element and even if you think that you do not have any skeletons in ...

Business

Google promises Greece 20K jobs with cloud expansion

Google announced plans Thursday to expand its cloud services infrastructure to Greece, promising to create nearly 20,000 jobs through direct investment and partnerships by the end of the decade.

Business

Google-parent Alphabet profit soars to over $18 bn

Google's parent company Alphabet announced profits Tuesday that jumped to $18.9 billion, even as the online colossus faces increased regulatory pressure and shifting of the lockdown lifestyles that have so benefited Big Tech.

Telecom

A backdoor in mobile phone encryption from the '90s still exists

The encryption algorithm GEA-1 was implemented in mobile phones in the 1990s to encrypt data connections. Since then, it has been kept secret. Now, a research team from Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum (RUB), together with colleagues ...

Internet

Twitter unveils algorithmic fairness initiative

Twitter said Wednesday it was launching an initiative on "responsible machine learning" that will include reviews of algorithmic fairness on the social media platform.

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