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US Army's Cyber Defense Code Goes Open Source

Sometimes, it just makes sense to go open source. We've seen Microsoft do it, and we've seen Google do it. Now, we see none other than the US Department of Defense do it, with DShell, a network ...

2 hours ago from HotHardware

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People can be identified through their credit-card transactions

Analysis suggests that making data anonymous is not enough to protect consumers.

Thu 29 Jan 15 from Nature News

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Researchers parallelize a common data structure to work with multicore chips

Every undergraduate computer-science major takes a course on data structures, which describes different ways of organizing data in a computer's memory. Every data structure has its own advantages: ...

Fri 30 Jan 15 from

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New algorithm can separate unstructured text into topics with high accuracy and reproducibility

Much of our reams of data sit in large databases of unstructured text. Finding insights among emails, text documents, and websites is extremely difficult unless we can search, characterize, ...

Thu 29 Jan 15 from

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Secret co-founder leaves company one month after its relaunch

A month after Secret relaunched its anonymous social network with a bigger emphasis on cleaner design, chat, and one-on-one messaging, one of its co-founders is departing the company. ...

Fri 30 Jan 15 from The Verge

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A Real World Ad Blocker

If you use Adblocker when you visit a website then perhaps you would like to take the principle to the next level and eradicate all advertising from the real world? Sounds impossible, but with ...

Sat 31 Jan 15 from iProgrammer

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Coder shrinks chess game into a 487 byte program

In a pretty incredible feat of coding, a programmer named Baudsurfer has managed to squeeze an entire, playable game of chess into a single 487 byte program. Unless your computer's storage ...

Thu 29 Jan 15 from Techspot

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Mental health monitoring through 'selfie' videos and social media tracking

Researchers at the University of Rochester have developed an innovative approach to turn any computer or smartphone with a camera into a personal mental health monitoring device.

Wed 28 Jan 15 from

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This malware can hijack a drone in seconds

If the White House wants to keep drones off the lawn, they might want to give Rahul Sasi a call. He’s developing malware that can hijack a drone in just a few short […]

Thu 29 Jan 15 from

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Cryptographic algorithm can prevent unwanted sharing of personal data, including credit card numbers

IBM researchers today announced plans for a cloud-based technology that holds potential to help consumers better protect online personal data, including date of birth, home address and credit ...

Thu 29 Jan 15 from

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