Unbelievable news? Read it again and you might think it's true
1 hour ago
In the weeks since the U.S. election, concerns have been raised about the prominence and popularity of false news stories spread on platforms such as Facebook. A BuzzFeed analysis found that the top 20 false election stories ...
Pennsylvania district attorney's office is hit by cybercrime
15 hours ago
A Pennsylvania prosecutor's office and two businesses were among hundreds of thousands of victims of an international cybercrime operation disabled by federal authorities and the European Union last week.
Trust issues: Users more gullible when they customize their technology
16 hours ago
Technology may have helped turn users into their own information gatekeepers, but they may not necessarily make better, more informed decisions with that data, according to researchers.
As machine learning breakthroughs abound, researchers look to democratize benefits
Dec 02, 2016
When Robert Schapire started studying theoretical machine learning in graduate school three decades ago, the field was so obscure that what is today a major international conference was just a tiny workshop, so small that ...
Synchronized swimming: How startled fish shoals effectively evade danger
Nov 30, 2016
As panic spreads, an entire shoal (collective) of fish responds to an incoming threat in a matter of seconds, seemingly as a single body, to change course and evade a threatening predator. Within those few seconds, the panic-infused ...
'Dronejacking' may be the next big cyber threat
Nov 29, 2016
A big rise in drone use is likely to lead to a new wave of "dronejackings" by cybercriminals, security experts warned Tuesday.
Team develops algorithm to improve online mapping of disaster areas
Nov 28, 2016
When an 8-magnitude earthquake struck Yingjie Hu's home province of Sichuan, China, in 2008, he was more than 1,000 miles away attending college in Shanghai. While Hu wanted to help, there wasn't much he could do due to the ...
Game theory provides new insight on spreading environmentally conscious behavior
Nov 28, 2016
The simple act of exchanging information can influence people to change their actions to protect the environment, according to a new study that links game theory with psychological science.
More reliable way to produce single photons
Nov 24, 2016
Physicists at the University of Bath have developed a technique to more reliably produce single photons that can be imprinted with quantum information.
How to protect your laptop—even when it's asleep
Nov 23, 2016
In the age of WikiLeaks, Russian hacks and increased government surveillance, many computer users are feeling increasingly worried about how best to protect their personal information—even if they aren't guarding state ...