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Apple released emergency security patches after researchers in Canada found a flaw that allows spyware from Israel's NSO Group to infect any Apple product.
Italian data protection authority Garante has asked Facebook to provide it with clarifications related to its newly launched smart glasses, to determine their compliance with privacy laws.
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.
A research paper that dubs some artificial intelligence models "foundational" is sparking a dispute over the future of the field.
The union specifically highlighted the efforts to develop ships guided by satellites, onboard sensors, and artificial intelligence.
A new type of ransomware attack involves cybercriminals stealing sensitive data and threatening to publish it online if the victim does not pay a hefty ransom.
Service sector jobs increasingly are being automated amid the pandemic, as companies navigate worker shortages and higher labor costs.
Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, one of the most popular, use astonishing amounts of electricity.
A program known as XCheck has given millions of celebrities, politicians, and other high-profile users special treatment, a privilege many abuse.
Geoffrey Hinton wants to design neural networks so they have different ways of seeing the same thing.
Researchers at Citizen Lab found that NSO Group, an Israeli spyware company, had infected Apple products without so much as a click.
Advances in technology will soon allow us to build machines that replicate themselves and evolve like living beings.
The researchers' findings could lead to advances in the design of future quantum computing platforms.
Python could soon take first place in one more programming language popularity ranking.
A study of 81 million email messages sent from January 1994 to July 2021 found that only 0.06% of the emails were encrypted.
The Venice Film Festival held a spotlight to virtual reality.
The pandemic has disrupted annual doctor visits, and digital technology, imaging, gene sequencing, and artificial intelligence likely will further virtualize physical examinations.
Engineers at the U.K.'s University of Glasgow have designed soft robots that can move like inchworms and earthworms.
Global information and communications technology's greenhouse gas emissions may be worse than previously calculated, suggest researchers.
Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele has interceded in the troubled launch of a bitcoin payments application.
The Navy's vision sees drones based in the stratosphere, which are capable of being launched at a moment's notice.
The carbon impact of computers is set to rise even further, researchers warn.
A new technology called Codex generates programs in 12 coding languages and even translates between them. But it is not a threat to professional programmers.
U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema in Alexandria, VA, has ruled that only an actual human can be listed as an inventor on patents under U.S. law.
Scientists have programmed a universal algorithm to enable a silicon chip to decode any data transmitted across a network, irrespective of structure.
Ukrainian clothing brand FINCH teamed up with Ukrainian technology company FFFACE.ME to develop semi-digital clothing that can be upgraded with augmented reality.
The one-legged TTI Hopper robot can stand, hop, and maintain balance on sloping or unsteady surfaces.
Amazon Web Services' Mario Berta combined the capabilities of two quantum computers in order to generate truly random numbers to strengthen cryptographic keys.
The arrangement allows the Russian government some plausible deniability for attacks, researchers found.