With cryptography, surveillance processes could be open and preserve privacy without undermining their investigative power.
A promising technique for synthetic biology is fraught with risks.
Statisticians have boasted of the benefits of big data. Now they're discovering the weaknesses.
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Using a mobile phone while driving can significantly increase the chances of an accident. Now a dashboard cam can spot when drivers pick up the phone.
... in much the same way as mainstream readers consume ordinary news, say computer scientists.
Quarantine for Cyberbullies: The Latest Strategy in the Fight Against Offensive Social Media Content
If people post offensive content, cutting off their contact to the network can prevent their messages from spreading, say network theorists.
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Take a short, single strand of DNA, zap it with terahertz waves and watch how it vibrates. Voila, a machine that can detect DNA sequences.