Trump administration to invest over $1 billion in quantum institutes and AI

News 08/27/20, 15:16

The Trump administration announced that it will invest more than $1 billion in quantum institutes and artificial intelligence (AI) to technologically support economic development and national security. Parallel to AI, work will be done on quantum information science (QIS), 5G Internet communications, and other related emerging technologies, the U.S. Office of ...

US Elections: CCP ‘the biggest threat’ warns intelligence services

U.S. 08/18/20, 09:40

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is interfering in the electoral process and is "a major threat to national security" according to U.S. intelligence agencies. This was the warning from the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), John Ratcliffe, who expressed concerns over the officials responsible for the security services, according to Fox ...

Homeland Security detects attacks on Firefox and asks users to update their browsers

Tech 01/11/20, 08:58

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cyber Security and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) issued a statement on Jan. 8 urging Firefox users to update their browser for certain vulnerabilities in the system that have already been exploited. "Mozilla has released security updates to address a vulnerability in Firefox, Firefox ESR, and Thunderbird. ...

US universities track students for ‘abnormalities’ in their behavior

U.S. 12/28/19, 15:11

Some universities in the United States use a complex tracking system for their students to capture their behavior changes, in a social engineering application. In addition, all universities use the SpotterEDU application that connects to students' smartphones to increase their "points of attendance," according to The Washington Post. Syracuse University professor Jeff ...

Driverless shuttle service debuts on university campus

Australia & Oceania 06/26/19, 13:30

A self-driving shuttle bus service has taken to the roads on a route around a university district in South Australia as a part of a five-year trial. South Australia is the one of the first to let driverless vehicles run trials alongside regular motorists. Senior Manager of Mobility & Automotive Policy ...

Twitter deletes 4,800 accounts linked to foreign governments

U.S. 06/13/19, 09:33

Twitter says it has deleted nearly 4,800 suspect accounts linked to Iran that the company says secretly pushed that government's agenda. Twitter is adding those accounts and their tweets to a public database it launched last year to track its battle against government-linked misinformation. It is also adding a smaller number ...

Facebook’s Zuckerberg is the focus of latest doctored video

Tech 06/12/19, 20:30

Three weeks after Facebook refused to remove a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slurring her words, Mark Zuckerberg is getting a taste of his own medicine: fake footage showing him gloating over his one-man domination of the world. It's the latest flap over deviously altered "deepfake" videos as Facebook ...

US stocks move broadly higher, trimming some weekly losses

Tech 05/30/19, 09:16

U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in morning trading on Wall Street Thursday following two days of losses.The early gains are helping to cut some of the broader market's weekly losses, but it is still on track for its fourth consecutive weekly loss and its first monthly loss of the year. ...

Mahathir urges US to talk with China, accept its greatness

Tech 05/29/19, 23:48

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is calling for talks to resolve ongoing trade dispute between Washington and Beijing and is urging the world to accept China's technological prowess.Mahathir says the U.S. cannot expect to always be at the top in technology, and countries need to talk to deal with a ...

Technology companies push stocks higher, extend gains

Tech 05/28/19, 09:29

U.S. stocks edged higher on Wall Street Tuesday, picking up where they left off before the long holiday weekend.Technology stocks led the early gains. Microsoft rose 1.3% and Cisco rose 1.8%. A mix of consumer-focused and communications companies also pushed the market higher. Amazon and Home Depot rose, as did ...

East Tennessee clinic uses technology to fix ‘pigeon chest’

Tech 05/27/19, 09:12

In an exam room at East Tennessee Children's Hospital, all eyes were on 14-year-old Tinsley Allen as he became the first patient in Tennessee and one of the first in the nation to be fitted with a South American medical device.But Tinsley's eyes were on his future: eight months to ...

California show explores Warhol’s social, tech foreshadowing

Tech 05/25/19, 10:02

Before Instagram and Facebook, before selfies and filters that perfect selfies, there was Andy Warhol, using his art to imbue friends, family, celebrities — even himself — with a certain mystique.A retrospective of Warhol's work on display in San Francisco captures the artist's ability to use paintings, drawings, photographs and ...