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Race Is On to Protect Data From Next Leap in Computers. And China Has the Lead. by CADE METZ and RAYMOND ZHONG

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By CADE METZ and RAYMOND ZHONG

China is investing in quantum encryption that could be far tougher to crack than today’s security methods. Now the United States is trying to catch up.

Published: December 2, 2018 at 06:00PM

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Quora breach leaks data on over 100 million users

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Today's big data breach has been announced by Q&A site Quora, affecting over 100 million registered users. What did the "unauthorized third party" get? According to CEO Adam D'Angelo:

Account information, e.g. name, email address, encrypted (ha…

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Police may have used Tesla’s Autopilot feature to stop driver asleep at the wheel

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Police may have used Tesla’s Autopilot feature to stop driver asleep at the wheel
After flashing their lights and sirens in an attempt to pull the car over, the officers deployed a strategy based around their assumption that the Tesla Model 3 was running on Autopilot: two unit cars pulled up in front and behind the Tesla to get the car to gradually come to a stop, after a seven-mile chase.

December 3, 2018 at 09:30PM
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Microsoft rumor points to a Chromium replacement for Edge

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Three years after arriving along with Windows 10, Microsoft's Edge browser has added features and showed some good statistical results, but it hasn't pulled many users away from the competition. Now, Windows Central reports that Microsoft could start…

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The CRISPR Baby Scandal Gets Worse by the Day

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The CRISPR Baby Scandal Gets Worse by the Day
The alleged creation of the world’s first gene-edited infants was full of technical errors and ethical blunders.

December 3, 2018 at 08:27PM
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The first major ‘Battlefield V’ update arrives December 4th

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EA DICE is about to release the first of Battlefield V's numerous major updates, and it's clear that the studio wants to start off on a strong note. "Overture" is launching December 4th with an intriguing (and apparently "emotional") single-player s…

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Nest services go down for the third time in three weeks

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Tonight owners of Nest devices are reporting (as show on Down Detector, Twitter and Reddit) that access to their thermostats, cameras and other devices has been cut off by an outage. While that can happen occasionally, this is the third time in as ma…

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