Fear has run rampant on the heels of the recent and growing outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. Media reports run the gamut from "Run for Your Lives!" to "Nah, Nothing to Worry About." Social media isn't often helpful either since people there tend to travel that same range of thoughts and emotions. So, which of all that information is actual knowledge? Hard data, of course, is where we should turn for that.
The top news stories for Sept. 22, 2014.
The top news stories for Sept. 18, 2014.
Adobe has finally released a delayed security update that addresses critical flaws in its Reader, Acrobat software.
Apple has expanded the use of two-factor authentication to protect iCloud backups.
Along comes this idea of wearing masks to stump facial recognition software.
The problem with big data is its propensity to be used to label individuals and sometimes entire groups as good customers or bad ones and as good risks or bad risks. This leads, albeit usually inadvertently, to individuals and groups being unfairly discriminated against.
Besides confusion over what constitutes a robot, politics and emotions on drone use took center stage at the Future of Civilian Robotics talk at think tank Brookings, of what should have been a serious science and tech discussion on robotics as a whole.
Amazon unwittingly reintroduces a security flaw that was fixed last year, highlighting the challenge of maintaining secure code.
The push to implement electronic health records systems is reaching critical mass but a new report by the HHS Office of Inspector General reveals what some hospital administrators have been saying for a while. The process just isn't ready for prime time.