How big data and unfair algorithms change our lives

The digital trails we leave behind and algorithms that use our data have major effects on our lives. This podcast episode digs into issues of fairness and privacy.

ETH Zurich | Aug. 20, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology society-and-culture algorithms bias internet machine-learning mobile-devices privacy security

App developer ad choices can leave users at risk

App developers say they need ad networks to make money, but the choices they make about those networks could be putting users at risk.

U. Michigan | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology society-and-culture advertising apps consumers internet money privacy security

Hacking self-driving cars could cause mass mayhem

Hacking cars could plunge a city into gridlock and it wouldn't even take hacking a majority of internet-connected vehicles to do it.

Ben Brumfield-Georgia Tech | July 30, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology hackers internet-of-things physics security self-driving-cars vehicles

Which warnings fight email phishing scams best?

Phishing scams can get people to give up private information, but the right warning can help us avoid the scammers.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan | May 20, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture consumers crimes hackers internet privacy security

Companies send confusing alerts about data breaches

The notifications that companies send consumers after data breaches need to be more clear, say researchers.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan | May 20, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology business consumers laws privacy security writing

Tool hunts for ‘power anomalies’ to find malware

A new malware detection tool looks at power use for suspicious spikes.

John Holden-UT Austin | May 14, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology computers electricity internet security

‘Morpheus’ chip turns hacking into an impossible Rubik’s cube

With a new chip, "even if a hacker finds a bug, the information needed to exploit it vanishes 50 milliseconds later."

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan | May 6, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology computers hackers internet security

How multiparty computing makes it safe to share data

Splitting up data and sending it to multiple computers can make data sharing and analysis a lot more secure.

Boston University | March 21, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology computers data-science internet security

What are the dangers and downsides of A.I.?

Though it holds a lot of promise, artificial intelligence has a dark side, too. Check out this podcast to learn more.

U. Chicago | March 19, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology algorithms artificial-intelligence bias security

Watch-like device protects pacemakers from hackers

New tech that people can wear on their wrist could keep hackers from attacking their pacemakers.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue | March 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology hacking hearts medical-devices security

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