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You won’t see quantum internet coming

August 30th, 2019 at 12:22 am » Comments Off

The quantum internet is coming sooner than you think—even sooner than quantum computing itself. When things change over, you might not even notice. But when they do, new rules will protect your data against attacks from computers that don’t even exist yet. Despite the fancy name, the “quantum internet” won’t be some futuristic new way […]



How a trivial cell phone hack is ruining lives

July 13th, 2019 at 3:24 am » Comments Off

On a Tuesday night in May, Sean Coonce was reading the news in bed when his phone dropped service. He chalked it up to tech being tech and went to sleep. When he woke up, his Gmail account had been stolen and by Wednesday evening he was out $100,000. “This is still very raw (I […]



A quantum revolution is coming

June 4th, 2019 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

Quantum physics, the study of the universe on an atomic scale, gives us a reference model to understand the human ecosystem in the discrete individual unit. It helps us understand how individual human behavior impacts collective systems and the security of humanity. Metaphorically, we can see this in how a particle can act both like […]



Mark Zuckerberg: The Internet needs new rules. Let’s start in these four areas.

April 12th, 2019 at 12:51 pm » Comments Off

Mark Zuckerberg is founder and chief executive of Facebook. Technology is a major part of our lives, and companies such as Facebook have immense responsibilities. Every day, we make decisions about what speech is harmful, what constitutes political advertising, and how to prevent sophisticated cyberattacks. These are important for keeping our community safe. But if […]



Two-thirds of all Android antivirus apps are frauds

March 21st, 2019 at 11:07 am » Comments Off

Only 23 Android antivirus apps had a 100 percent detection rate with no false positives. An organization specialized in testing antivirus products concluded in a report published this week that roughly two-thirds of all Android antivirus apps are a sham and don’t work as advertised. The report, published by Austrian antivirus testing outfit AV-Comparatives, was […]



How a Bitcoin evangelist made himself vanish, in 15 (not so easy) steps

March 19th, 2019 at 12:57 pm » Comments Off

In October 2017, a SWAT team descended on Jameson Lopp’s house in North Carolina. Someone — it still isn’t clear who — had called the police and falsely claimed that a shooter at the home had killed someone and taken a hostage. After the police left, Mr. Lopp received a call threatening more mayhem if […]



Android is helping kill passwords on a billion devices

March 6th, 2019 at 12:39 pm » Comments Off

IT’S MORE IMPORTANT than ever to manage your passwords online, and also harder to keep up with them. That’s a bad combination. So the FIDO Alliance—a consortium that develops open source authentication standards—has pushed to expand its secure login protocols to make seamless logins a reality. Now Android’s on board, which means 1 billion devices […]



LG’s new smartphone unlocks by recognizing the veins in your palms — here’s how it works

March 2nd, 2019 at 12:39 pm » Comments Off

LG introduced a brand new way to unlock smartphones with its latest G8 smartphone. The LG G8 uses its front cameras to detect the veins and other characteristics on your palms. It’s a little awkward to use, but it could make it easier to unlock the phone while it’s resting on a table. LG announced […]



Too few cybersecurity professionals is a gigantic problem for 2019

February 4th, 2019 at 12:46 pm » Comments Off

As the new year begins gaining steam, there is ostensibly a piece of good news on the cyber front. Major cyberattacks have been in a lull in recent months, and still are. The good tidings are fleeting, however. Attacks typically come in waves. The next one is due, and 2019 will be the worst year […]



IBM just proved quantum computers can do things impossible for classical ones

October 27th, 2018 at 10:04 am » Comments Off

A team of researchers from IBM, the University of Waterloo, and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) today published the results of an experiment proving a quantum computer can do things a classical one cannot. This may be a watershed moment in the history of computer science.



The big hack: How China used a tiny chip to infiltrate U.S. companies

October 11th, 2018 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America’s technology supply chain, according to extensive interviews with government and corporate sources. In 2015, Amazon.com Inc. began quietly evaluating a startup called Elemental Technologies, a potential acquisition to help with a major expansion of its streaming video service, […]



8 predictions for the near-future of artificial intelligence

September 28th, 2018 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

An artificial Intelligence project utilizing a humanoid robot from French company Aldebaran and reprogramed for their specific campus makes its debut as an assistant for students attending Palomar College in San Marcos, California, U.S. October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake No one disputes the potential impact AI will have across a wide range of business sectors. […]



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