A wave of ransomware hits US hospitals as coronavirus spikes
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A wave of ransomware hits US hospitals as coronavirus spikes

American hospitals are being targeted in a wave of ransomware attacks as covid-19 infections in the US break records and push the country’s health infrastructure to the limit.…

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Censored by China, under attack in America: what’s next for WeChat?
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Censored by China, under attack in America: what’s next for WeChat?

Jan has become paranoid about CCP internet operatives, who are already notorious within China’s firewalled internet. There, they are known as the “50 cent army,” because of the…

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AI has cracked a key mathematical puzzle for understanding our world
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AI has cracked a key mathematical puzzle for understanding our world

Okay, back to how they did it. When the function fits The first thing to understand here is that neural networks are fundamentally function approximators. (Say what?) When…

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America’s technological leadership is at stake in this election
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America’s technological leadership is at stake in this election

The US presidential election next Tuesday will shape the world for years, if not decades, to come. Not only because Joe Biden and Donald Trump have radically different…

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Section 230: Senators grandstand during hearing with Big Tech bosses
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Section 230: Senators grandstand during hearing with Big Tech bosses

What happened: Less than a week before the US presidential elections, the CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter appeared before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.The…

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Voters should resist blaming every election glitch on political interference
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Voters should resist blaming every election glitch on political interference

Tracking mail-in ballots. Ballot-tracking software and intelligent mail barcodes (IMb), which the US Postal Service uses to sort and track mail, can make mail-in voting more transparent and…

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Why political campaigns are sending 3 billion texts in this election
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Why political campaigns are sending 3 billion texts in this election

Last week, the Oklahoma State Election Board issued a warning about a fraudulent text message that claimed there had been changes to polling places. The phone number that…

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How to make restaurants safer during the pandemic
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How to make restaurants safer during the pandemic

Why, exactly, are restaurants so risky? First off, they tend to be noisy spaces. People talk loudly, expelling more air than usual—and thus more potentially virus-laden aerosols. Researchers…

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With trust in AI, manufacturers can build better
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With trust in AI, manufacturers can build better

Some people might not associate the word “trust” with artificial intelligence (AI). Stefan Jockusch is not one of them. Vice president of strategy at Siemens Digital Industries Software,…

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What to expect on Election Day
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What to expect on Election Day

Just over one week before Election Day, over 60 million Americans have already cast early votes. That dwarfs 2016’s entire early voting total of 47.2 million, and the…

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