By securely aggregating sensitive data from cyber-attacks, the SCRAM platform from MIT CSAIL can quantify an organization’s level of security and suggest what to prioritize.
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Banning the Chinese-owned social media platforms raises free speech concerns and could worsen the US-China trade war.
Aug. 28, 2020 • ~10 min
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Deploying the use of facial recognition technology in schools "without understanding its implications would be unethical and dangerous," experts argue.
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Self-regulation by the technology industry has failed to keep people safe online. That's a job for government.
Aug. 10, 2020 • ~8 min
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Private mode browsing is a useful way to cover your online tracks. Just don't read too much into the word 'private.'
July 30, 2020 • ~8 min
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"It is too late to stop people from posting photos on social media in the interest of digital privacy. However, the reliance on AI is something we can target..."
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Effective national leadership and trust in government appear to be prerequisites for countries to achieve widespread digital contact tracing.
July 6, 2020 • ~11 min
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Artificial intelligence insatiable data needs has encouraged the mass collection of personal data, placing privacy at risk. But AI can help solve the very problem it creates.
June 22, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence data privacy data-security data-collection deep-neural-networks
Smartphone apps and wearable devices can tell when workers have been within six feet of each other, promising to help curb the coronavirus. But they're not all the same when it comes to privacy.
June 9, 2020 • ~9 min
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People tend to think other people are more vulnerable to phishing scams online. But that actually makes you less safe, researchers say.
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