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The Russian Ransomware Blues

Businesses, hospitals, and power plants, a country’s infrastructure held hostage. An ultimate covert weapon that can disable defense systems and unravel decades of technological innovation. Cyberwarfare is no longer the stuff of science fiction. Today, we’re facing one of the…

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Whack-a-Bot: Fighting Fake News

To prove that you’re human on the internet, you’re often forced to play quirky games – spotting cats or identifying street signs among a tableau of random images. Captcha, the often irritating internet puzzle, has been the most common way…

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Datagate: FBI Connects the Bots to Kushner

Data science is taking over our work, lives – and now politics. The FBI is investigating ties between Russian bots and hackers and Trump’s data analytics efforts, a development that escalated with the Washington Post’s Friday scoop that Kushner allegedly asked…

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Uber’s True Crime

Yet another bomb exploded in the series of self-detonations from Uber, with last week’s announcement that the Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into the ride sharing behemoth. The onslaught of public relations disasters has been a textbook…

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