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How Can We Prepare for the Coronavirus? 3 Questions Answered.

First and foremost, people need to be prepared for their daily life to be affected.

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Where Everyone Goes When the Internet Breaks

Downdetector is a simple, ugly utility, which becomes a weird little life raft for displaced communities when their websites crash.

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Ancient Animistic Beliefs Live on in Our Intimacy with Tech

We’re learning that humans can bond, form attachments and dedicate themselves to non-conscious objects or lifeless things with shocking ease.

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Keeping Up with Compliance in the Digital Age 

Late adopters to the Homeland Security Department’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program can still benefit.

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What Can Barnstormers Teach Us about Face Recognition? 

New technologies and a lack of regulation cause real and imagined problems. 

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A Military Perspective on Climate Change Could Bridge the Gap Between Believers and Doubters

Rather than debating the causes of climate change or assigning blame, military leaders focus on practical steps to slow its advance and minimize damage.

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Coronavirus Is a Data Time Bomb

It will be a long time before we understand what the outbreak did to the global economy.

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AI Algorithms Intended to Root Out Welfare Fraud Often End Up Punishing the Poor Instead

These systems must be designed in ways that are fair, transparent and accountable to prevent hurting society’s most vulnerable.

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To Protect Data, Organizations Must Stop Being ‘Cloud Dumb’

The first thing executives need to understand is that the cloud providers aren’t responsible for protecting data.

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How Citizen Scientists Can Help Protect Water Quality

One of the ways to help these groups gather data is to give them better tools and training.

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America’s Hopelessly Anemic Response to One of the Largest Personal-Data Breaches Ever

The government has indicted four members of China’s People’s Liberation Army for hacking into the credit-reporting agency Equifax. The question is why.

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Longer Thumbs Lead to More Smartphone Touch Errors

It's not your big, dumb thumbs, it's your long, dumb thumbs.

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Hackers Could Shut Down Satellites—or Turn Them into Weapons

On the mundane end of scale, hackers could simply shut satellites down.

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How Your Laptop Ruined Your Life

Smartphones aren’t the only killers of work-life balance.