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Palmreaders? Japan team builds second skin message display

Toukyo - Palmreading could take on a whole new meaning thanks to a new invention from Japan: an ultra-thin display and monitor that can be stuck directly to the body.

Global powers must address 'episodes of cyberwar': UN chief

Munich - World leaders must lay the groundwork on how countries respond to cyberattacks that have proven to be a daunting threat, whether by state actors or criminal enterprises, UN secretary general Antonio Guterres said Friday.

Thousands of websites infected by 'crypto mining' malware

Washington - Thousands of websites around the world, including many operated by governments, have been infected by hackers using the sites' computing power to "mine" cryptocurrencies, security researchers said.

Containing the cloud increases computing efficiency

Smartly containing the cloud leads to increases in computing efficiency, according to new research which looks at advances in container technology.

Report shows 'creeping criminalisation' of Russia's internet

Moscow - Russia sentenced 43 people to jail over online posts last year, a rights group said Monday, warning that the country is slowly criminalising internet use as the security service tightens its grip.

Soros to Google and Facebook: 'Your days are numbered'

Davos - Billionaire investor George Soros launched a scathing attack on tech giants at the Davos summit on Thursday, calling them monopolies that could be manipulated by authoritarians to subvert democracy.

Super-fast origami-inspired robot

It's small but fast. Researchers have developed a miniaturized origami-inspired robot that can combine micrometer precision with high speed.

Facebook to let users rank 'trust' in news sources

San Francisco - Facebook announced Friday it will ask its two billion users to rank their trust in news sources, in its latest attempt to combat the spread of misinformation on the social network.

Booby-trapped messaging apps used for spying: researchers

San Francisco - An espionage campaign using malware-infected messaging apps has been stealing smartphone data from activists, soldiers, lawyers, journalists and others in more than 20 countries, researchers said in a report Thursday.

Samsung tops the 2017 chip company ranking

An end-of-year assessment has found that Samsung heads up the 2017 chip company ranking. This is based on sales, where the overall market that grew 22.2 percent from 2016.

Flawed computer chips and how to fix them

Paris - As tech giants race against the clock to fix major security flaws in microprocessors, many users are wondering what lurks behind unsettling names like "Spectre" or "Meltdown" and what can be done about this latest IT scare.- What is Meltdown?

Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw

Paris - Amazon, Google and now Apple -- as the list of digital giants hit by the "Spectre" and "Meltdown" computer security flaws grows longer, the race is on to limit the damage.

Eric Schmidt stepping down as chair of Alphabet board

San Francisco - Google's parent company Alphabet on Thursday announced that Eric Schmidt will step down as chairman, remaining on the board but shifting into a role as a technical advisor.

Russia trolls try to sow UK discord amid attacks: report

London - Russian-linked fake social media accounts have systematically attempted to amplify social division in Britain around the terror attacks of the past year, according to a new study released Monday.

HP insists it didn't install spyware on personal PCs

HP has responded to allegations it has silently installed spyware on its consumer PCs. The company is accused of sneaking a telemetry client onto computers in a software update. It's said to make the system sluggish by continually occupying the processor.

Should Uber users be worried about data hack?

Paris - The theft of the personal data of 57 million Uber riders and drivers highlights how vulnerable we make ourselves when we install apps on our mobile phones and tablet computers. What happened?

Europe turns on Facebook, Google for digital tax revamp

Brussels - They have revolutionised the way we live, but are US tech giants the new robber barons of the 21st century, banking billions in profit while short-changing the public by paying only a pittance in tax?

Developments in mind control computing

Advances are continuing with controlling computers by speech, including popular consumer products like Alexa and Google Home. But what about controlling computers through brain waves?

Data bus for quantum computer developed

Quantum physicists have devised a protocol for the transfer of quantum information between differently encoded building blocks of a future quantum computer, including processors and memories.

Facebook urges users to send nude pics to combat revenge porn

Sydney - Facebook is trying to combat "revenge porn" by encouraging users in Australia to submit their nude photos to a pilot project designed to prevent intimate images from being shared without consent.

AI 'boy' granted residency in central Tokyo

Toukyo - An AI character was made an official resident of a busy central Tokyo district on Saturday, with the virtual newcomer resembling a chatty seven-year-old boy.

Cyberfirm Kaspersky seeks to win back trust over Russia spy claims

Paris - Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab announced on Monday it will allow third parties to analyse its antivirus software in an attempt to rule out accusations of spying for the Kremlin."We want to show how we’re completely open and transparent.

Cyberfirm Kaspersky seeks to win back trust over Russia spy claims

Paris - Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab announced on Monday it will allow third parties to analyse its antivirus software in an attempt to rule out accusations of spying for the Kremlin."We want to show how we’re completely open and transparent.

Self-taught, 'superhuman' AI now even smarter: makers

Paris - The computer that stunned humanity by beating the best mortal players at a strategy board game requiring "intuition" has become even smarter, its makers said Wednesday.

Building smarter computers based on biology

To develop truly ‘smart’ computers, researchers have been looking to biological systems for inspiration. A particular focus is within the way the human rain retains and processes information.

Facial recognition technology needs to know your age

Nanded - To be really effective the use of facial recognition technology needs to be able to assess the age of the person access a computer system. A new approach for machine learning and age assessment has been announced.

Zuckerberg fires back at Trump over Facebook barb

San Francisco - Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg fired back at US President Donald Trump on Wednesday after he accused the leading social network of being "always anti-Trump.

Seoul says N. Korean hackers tried to steal bitcoins: Yonhap

Seoul - Police investigations have pointed to North Korea as responsible for recent attempts to hack South Korea's virtual currency exchanges, a report said Wednesday.

Step towards building the quantum Internet

Scientists have made a step forward in developing the building blocks of a quantum Internet. This is with significantly improving the storage time of a telecom-compatible quantum memory.

New cryptography required to protect users from quantum computers

Quantum computers promise unparalleled computer power and data analysis. However, they also pose a significant risk to how the Internet is currently configured in terms of security and privacy according to the Eindhoven University of Technology.
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