Report reveals growing threat of cyberattacks to food safety

[ad_1] Credit: University of Minnesota A new report by University of Minnesota researchers indicates cyberattacks pose a rising threat to food production and safety. “Adulterating More Than Food: The Cyber Risk to Food Processing and Manufacturing,” released today by the University’s Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI), illustrates the mounting cybersecurity risk facing the food […]

Research reveals new plan to maximize rideshare availability by routing empty cars

[ad_1] Time is money. Especially for rideshare drivers with companies like Uber and Lyft. New research in the INFORMS journal Operations Research looks at a new model for rideshare companies focusing on maximizing the availability of rideshares by optimally routing empty cars. All rideshares start off waiting on a passenger… when a passenger arrives if […]

Patent reveals LG's potential answer to the Galaxy Fold and Mate X

[ad_1] LetsGoDigital New patent-based renders show what could become LG’s answer to the Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X. Dutch publication LetsGoDigital has uncovered an LG patent depicting a double-folding device equipped with a stylus. LetsGoDigital created the renders based on schematics from a design patent awarded to LG in April 2019. The patent, registered with […]

Google reveals years-long 'indiscriminate' iPhone hack

[ad_1] Google cybersecurity experts said the operation used hacked websites to implant malicious software in iPhones to access data, photos and user locations Google security experts uncovered an “indiscriminate” hacking operation that targeted iPhones over a period of at least two years and used websites to implant malicious software to access photos, user locations and […]

Majority of social media users are happy for their data to be used for research, study reveals

[ad_1] Social media users cited the potential benefit for medical research as the most influential factor for them to consent to their data being used for research. Credit: University of York Social media users are generally positive about their personal data being used for research purposes, a study by the University of York has revealed. […]

Tracking online hate groups reveals why they're resilient to bans

[ad_1] Social networks have struggled to figure out how to handle issues like threats of violence and the presence of hate groups on their platforms. But a new study suggests that attempts to limit the latter run up against a serious problem: the networks formed by hate group members are remarkably resilient, and they will […]

Tracking online hate groups reveals why they're resilient to bans

[ad_1] Social networks have struggled to figure out how to handle issues like threats of violence and the presence of hate groups on their platforms. But a new study suggests that attempts to limit the latter run up against a serious problem: the networks formed by hate group members are remarkably resilient, and they will […]

Seeing how computers 'think' helps humans stump machines and reveals AI weaknesses

[ad_1] Credit: University of Maryland The holy grail of artificial intelligence is a machine that truly understands human language and interprets meaning from complex, nuanced passages. When IBM’s Watson computer beat famed “Jeopardy!”  champion Ken Jennings in 2011, it seemed as if that milestone had been met. However, anyone who has tried to have a […]

'Mommy bloggers' study reveals factors that drive success in social influencer marketing

[ad_1] Christian Hughes, assistant professor of marketing in Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. Credit: University of Notre Dame Influencer marketing is extremely widespread, yet ineffective. Eighty-six percent of companies use it as part of their social media strategy, but effectiveness remains low. For an influencer on Facebook, the average engagement rate per post is […]

Alibaba reveals processor based on RISC-V architecture

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain An Alibaba chip subsidiary Pingtouge has launched a chip processor suited for high performance applications. It’s a RISC-V processor. Nitin Dahad, EE/Times: “Pingtouge said its processor achieves 7.1 Coremark/MHz at a frequency of 2.5GHz on a 12nm process node, which is 40 percent more powerful than any RISC-V processor produced […]