acm-header
Sign In

Communications of the ACM

News


bg-corner

An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


Search Engines Often Return Inaccurate Health Info, Research Says
From ACM TechNews

Search Engines Often Return Inaccurate Health Info, Research Says

Researchers at Germany's Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and Russia's Ural Federal University found search engines often return inaccurate health information...

Surprisingly Smart Artificial Intelligence Sheds Light on How the Brain Processes Language
From ACM News

Surprisingly Smart Artificial Intelligence Sheds Light on How the Brain Processes Language

Neuroscientists find the internal workings of next-word prediction models resemble those of language-processing centers in the brain.

Identity Verification Technique Offers Robust Solution to Hacking
From ACM TechNews

Identity Verification Technique Offers Robust Solution to Hacking

Scientists  have developed a secure identity verification technique based on the precept that information cannot exceed the speed of light.

Tim Berners-Lee Wants to Put Online Privacy on a Solid Foundation
From ACM News

Tim Berners-Lee Wants to Put Online Privacy on a Solid Foundation

Said Berners-Lee, "The tracks are laid, the trains are ready to run, trusted data is ready to flow."

Qubit Devices Inch Toward Reality
From Communications of the ACM

Qubit Devices Inch Toward Reality

Key questions and challenges remain, including how to scale qubit devices while reducing noise and errors to the point where the devices become useful.

Holograms on the Horizon?
From Communications of the ACM

Holograms on the Horizon?

Machine learning drives toward 3D imaging on the move.

Filtering for Beauty
From Communications of the ACM

Filtering for Beauty

Social media "influencers" use augmented reality filtering apps to appear more beautiful, together, and cool. Results may vary.

Data Mining the Past
From ACM TechNews

Data Mining the Past

Researchers have developed an algorithm to convert old newspapers into searchable data by identifying and ranking people's names in order of their importance.

Professional Footballers Threaten Data Firms with GDPR Legal Action
From ACM TechNews

Professional Footballers Threaten Data Firms with GDPR Legal Action

Hundreds of professional footballers (soccer players) have threatened litigation against the data collection industry.

Lack of Engineers Keeping Some Firms Out of the Cloud
From ACM TechNews

Lack of Engineers Keeping Some Firms Out of the Cloud

Major cloud computing companies are competing to hire engineers, squeezing out others as the pandemic has driven up demand for an already scarce workforce.

'Potentially Disastrous' Data Breach Hits Livestreaming Site Twitch
From ACM News

'Potentially Disastrous' Data Breach Hits Livestreaming Site Twitch

A spokesman for Check Point said it was the company's "strong suspicion" that Twitch's code had truly been leaked, which was "potentially disastrous."

Finding the Needles in a Haystack of High-Dimensional Datasets
From ACM TechNews

Finding the Needles in a Haystack of High-Dimensional Datasets

A new algorithm enables the smallest, most relevant subset of features to be selected from high-dimensional datasets.

SEC's Gensler Doesn't See Cryptos Lasting Long
From ACM News

SEC's Gensler Doesn't See Cryptos Lasting Long

Regulator says history of 'wildcat banking' in U.S. shows limited viability for private forms of money.

Flatter Chips
From Communications of the ACM

Flatter Chips

Two-dimensional materials — graphene and its cousins — could enable better integrated circuits.

A Switch in Time
From Communications of the ACM

A Switch in Time

The introduction of the nanosheet transistor is just one step in the continuing attempt to stick to the spirit of Moore's Law.

Biden Administration Combating Ransomware with Crackdown on Cryptocurrency Payments
From ACM News

Biden Administration Combating Ransomware with Crackdown on Cryptocurrency Payments

Cybersecurity experts see exchanges as a weak point for ransomware gangs that otherwise operate wholly in on the Internet, all but untouchable by law enforcement...

Amazon Brings Its Cashierless Tech to Two Whole Foods Stores
From ACM TechNews

Amazon Brings Its Cashierless Tech to Two Whole Foods Stores

Just Walk Out tech lets shoppers skip the checkout line

U.S.-Built Databases Potential Tool of Taliban Repression
From ACM TechNews

U.S.-Built Databases Potential Tool of Taliban Repression

Experts fear the Taliban could exploit expansive databases built by the U.S. and its allies during the Afghanistan occupation as tools for surveillance and repression...

Why Hackers Love Smart Buildings
From ACM TechNews

Why Hackers Love Smart Buildings

Internet-connected devices and systems are making buildings more efficient but also vulnerable to cyberattacks.

AI Can Detect Deepfake Face Because Its Pupils Have Jagged Edges
From ACM TechNews

AI Can Detect Deepfake Face Because Its Pupils Have Jagged Edges

A computer model developed by researchers at New York’s University of Albany can determine whether an image of a face is a deepfake by examining its pupils.
Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account