Computer Sciences

A new algorithm for building robust distributed systems

EPFL researchers have developed a new distributed algorithm that, for the first time, solves one of the key performance and reliability problems affecting most of the currently-deployed consensus protocols. The work has been ...

Internet

Internet shutdowns: Here's how governments do it

Senegal's government has shut down internet access in response to protests about the sentencing of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko. This is a tactic governments are increasingly used during times of political contention, ...

Business

Team develops a bridge between different cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin is probably the best-known cryptocurrency in the world today—but there are many others, each implementing and offering different technical features. For exchanging a cryptocurrency for another, so-called "bridges" ...

Computer Sciences

Are virtual private networks actually private?

In countries where internet censorship and surveillance are government policy, online security is crucial for at-risk users. Journalists, activists, politicians and others with a prominent online presence can face dire consequences ...

Energy & Green Tech

Super-fast electric car charging, with a tailor-made touch

Despite the growing popularity of electric vehicles, many consumers still hesitate to make the switch. One reason is that it takes so much longer to power up an electric car than it does to gas up a conventional one. But ...

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