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Trump blames Obama for Russian election meddling

The president asked why the Obama administration didn't 'do something about' Russia's cyberattacks.<p>President Donald Trump on Saturday blamed the Obama administration for the actions of 12 Russian military officials indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller for hacking the Democratic National …

Donald Trump

Here’s Exactly What to Do if a Tick Bites You

There are lots of experiences you might hope to have while exploring the great outdoors. Taking in scenic views after summiting a hike, enjoying …

Disease

Ask Ethan: How Large Is The Entire, Unobservable Universe?

13.8 billion years ago, the Big Bang occurred. The Universe was filled with matter, antimatter, radiation, and existed in an ultra-hot, ultra-dense, but expanding-and-cooling state. By today, the volume containing our observable Universe has expanded to be 46 billion light years in radius, with the …

Dark Matter

This Tiny Fern Is the "Most Economically Important' Fern On Earth

Meet the plant nicknamed 'green manure.'<p>Much like Frodo in <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>, the fern <i>Azolla filiculoides</i> proves that the small can certainly pack …

University of California

Cyber attackers cashing in on ‘hidden’ attack surface

Security Editor<p>Follow:<p>There are five main ways cyber attackers are exploiting traditional approaches to cyber security, which typically overlook …

Cybersecurity

What would happen if we revoked Russian-collaborator citizenship?

One of the few things that can get citizenship revoked is serving in a foreign army.<p>What if, instead of Impeaching Donald Trump and his …

revoked

Forget Killer Robots: Autonomous Weapons Are Already Online

International discussions about lethal autonomous weapons have often ignored the fact that AI weaponry is already coursing through cyberspace.<p>Earlier …

Artificial Intelligence

Brett Kavanaugh Has Some Alarmingly Outdated Views on Privacy

The future Supreme Court will likely face questions about police drones, facial recognition software, and big data. But Trump’s nominee is still …

Privacy

For just $10, a hacker can attack your business via RDP: Here's how to stay safe

RDP access is being used as an entryway for hackers. Be careful yours doesn't end up for sale on the Dark Web.<p>Remote desktop protocol (RDP) access to …

Cybersecurity

Researchers Tricked AI Into Doing Free Computations It Wasn't Trained to Do

Google researchers demonstrated that a neural network could be tricked into performing free computations for an attacker. They worry that this could one day be used to turn our smartphones into botnets by exposing them to images.<p>Facial recognition systems have become ruthlessly efficient at picking …

Deep Learning

Trump's barrage of attacks 'beyond belief,' reeling NATO diplomats say

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> NATO diplomats are dumbfounded by President Donald Trump's barrage of acidic rhetoric at the annual summit in Brussels on Wednesday.<p>Trump came out brawling in his first public comments, accusing NATO ally Germany of being "a captive of Russia," calling members of the alliance …

Donald Trump

Google Unveils A Major Security Enhancement For The Chrome Browser

The stable build of the Chrome browser (Chrome 67) has been ungraded with a major security enhancement called Site Isolation that protects users from malicious websites that steal sensitive data. The Spectre CPU vulnerability is an example. Site Isolation is currently operating in Chrome for …

Google

The New Story of Humanity's Origins in Africa

Several new discoveries suggest that our species didn’t arise from a single point in space. Instead, the entire continent was our cradle.<p>There is a decades-old origin story for our species, in which we descended from a group of hominids who lived somewhere in Africa around 200,000 years ago. Some …

East Africa

Walmart's Newly Patented Technology For Eavesdropping On Workers Presents Privacy Concerns

“The sound sensors can capture audio data based on interactions between the employee and the guests, interactions between the guests, and sounds resulting from movement and/or actions of the employees and/or guests.”<p>Walmart just won a patent for audio surveillance technology that measures workers’ …

Employment

Machine Learning Vs. Artificial Intelligence: How Are They Different?

Artificial intelligence and machines have become a part of everyday life, but that doesn’t mean we understand them well. Do you know the difference between machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI)?<p>If you’re hoping to use one or the other in your business, it’s important to know which …

Artificial Intelligence

Ghostly particle caught in polar ice ushers in new way to look at the universe

If astronomers are right, a ghostly particle that lit up an instrumented swath of ice beneath the South Pole on 22 September last year was a …

Physics

EU council chief's riposte to Trump: Respect the allies you have

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk told U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday to stop berating NATO allies over military investment levels ahead of what is expected to be a fraught alliance summit.<p>Before flying to Brussels where he arrived on Tuesday night, Trump again …

European Union

The Economics Of Artificial Intelligence - How Cheaper Predictions Will Change The World

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a lot of things. It’s a game changer for business, it can enable humans to work smarter and faster than ever before, and it could potentially have a significant impact on economies and the labor market.<p>But at the root of it all – the function which gives AI value – …

Artificial Intelligence

Trump’s Personal Driver for 25 Years Sues for Unpaid Overtime

Donald Trump’s personal driver for more than 25 years says the billionaire real estate developer didn’t pay him overtime and raised his salary only …

Donald Trump

New Higgs Boson Discovery Could Help Solve Cosmic Puzzle

Scientists can’t take pictures of the Higgs boson. But they can find proof of its existence by watching “E=mc2” play out in hundreds of millions of …

Physics

The Youngest Self-Made Billionaire on Earth Is Also the Humblest: He Says Luck Is What Made Him Successful

The 27-year-old entrepreneur cofounded a payments company valued at $9.2 billion.<p>John Collison is the youngest self-made billionaire on Earth.<p>The …

Startups

14 Incredible Artificial Intelligence Pioneers Everyone Should Know About

Every year, the World Economic Forum reports on technology pioneers from around the world. As you might expect, this year, many companies use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning at the core of their business to deliver innovative products and service offerings. Anyone interested in AI …

Artificial Intelligence

The Worst Cybersecurity Breaches of 2018 So Far

Looking back at the first six months of 2018, there haven't been as many government leaks and global ransomware attacks as there were by this time …

Cybersecurity

Sasse tempts Trump’s wrath by refusing to bow

The Republican senator and persistent Trump critic stokes speculation about his intentions with a soon-to-publish book and new nonprofit.<p>Ben Sasse has so far been spared the public floggings that Donald Trump inflicted on two since-vanquished GOP critics in the Senate, Jeff Flake and Bob Corker.<p>But …

Republicans

To Repel Ticks, Try Spraying Your Clothes With A Pesticide That Mimics Mums

There's new evidence to support a decades-old strategy for preventing the tick bites that lead to all sorts of nasty diseases, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.<p>The remedy involves spraying your clothing with permethrin — a pesticide that's chemically similar to extracts of …

Disease

Brave Move Good For Tor And Privacy

In its latest version, Brave, a privacy focused desktop browser, has introduced the ability to enable Tor in private tabs, an important move both for private browsing and for Tor itself.<p>A recent research paper (pdf) showed that many people don’t have a good idea of what private browser mode really …

Privacy

Cancer-causing gene may have 'jumped' from plants into humans

Genes that cause cancer may have originated in plants and then “jumped” into humans, according to a new study.<p>The world’s largest analysis of so-called “jumping genes” has revealed the crucial role of an element known as L1, which the new data shows entered humans about 150 million years ago.<p>The …

Research

So you think you know what reality is? This book on physics and philosophy will shatter your belief

In the process, you will also get to read a lucid history of the debate between Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr over quantum physics.<p>When Albert …

Quantum Mechanics

New Study: Open Offices Kill Teamwork

People don't like to have serious conversations in public, it turns out.<p>Employees hate open office plans, but at least they help employees collaborate and work together? It saves companies money and it increases teamwork, right? Well, wrong.<p>Ethan Bernstein and Stephen Turban, at Harvard Business …

The Workplace

Inside the Online Campaign to Whitewash Donald Trump’s Russian Business Ties

Who is paying bloggers on the other side of the globe to scrub the Internet of Trump’s Russian business ties?<p>A mystery client has been paying …

Donald Trump