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  • Under cyber attack: Researchers look at how to catch a 'phisher' May 16, 2017
    As cybersecurity experts scramble to stop another wave of ransomware and malware scams that have infected computers around the world, computer science experts are 'phishing' for reasons why these types of attacks are so successful.
  • Kids, parents alike worried about privacy with internet-connected toys May 10, 2017
    Researchers have conducted a new study that explores the attitudes and concerns of both parents and children who play with internet-connected toys. Through a series of in-depth interviews and observations, the researchers found that kids didn't know their toys were recording their conversations, and parents generally worried about their children's privacy when they played with […]
  • Unpolarized single-photon generation with true randomness from diamond May 8, 2017
    Scientists have demonstrated dynamically and statically unpolarized single-photon generation using diamond.
  • The key to private and efficient data storage April 30, 2017
    Cloud storage services, like Dropbox and Gmail, may soon be able to better manage your content, giving you more storage capacity while still being unable to ‘read’ your data.
  • Recent advances and new insights into quantum image processing April 11, 2017
    Researchers who are active scientists in quantum information processing shared their comprehensive review and incisive views on quantum image processing.
  • Are your sensors spying on you? April 11, 2017
    Cyber experts have revealed the ease with which malicious websites and installed apps can spy on us using just the information from the motion sensors in our mobile phones.
  • Driver privacy can be compromised in usage-based insurance systems April 7, 2017
    An attacker only needs one part of the information provided to a UBI company to discover a driver's whereabouts, home, work, or who they met with, report researchers.
  • Hospitals put your data at risk, study finds April 6, 2017
    Lying in a hospital bed, the last thing you should have to worry about is a personal data breach. Yet recent research found nearly 1,800 occurrences of large data breaches in patient information over a seven-year period.
  • Few keep track of their personal data on online April 4, 2017
    According to a study by computer science researchers, few people know how their personal data are collected, used, shared and accessed. The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), coming into effect in 2018, will include higher demands on the possibility for users to access their own personal information.
  • Android apps can conspire to mine information from your smartphone April 3, 2017
    Mobile phones have increasingly become the repository for the details that drive our everyday lives. But researchers have recently discovered that the same apps we regularly use on our phones to organize lunch dates, make convenient online purchases, and communicate the most intimate details of our existence have secretly been colluding to mine our information.