February 4, 2016

Weekly Computing Newsletter

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Q&A

Will Machines Eliminate Us?

People who worry that we’re on course to invent dangerously intelligent machines are misunderstanding the state of computer science.

 
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News

Creating a More Resilient Cyber Infrastructure

We haven’t stopped huge breaches. The focus now is on resilience, with smarter ways to detect attacks and faster ways to respond to them.

 
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NSA Says it “Must Act Now” Against the Threat of Quantum Computers

The National Security Agency is worried that quantum computers will neutralize our best encryption – but doesn’t yet know what to do about that problem.

 
 

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The Nanodevice Aiming to Replace the Field Effect Transistor

Physicists have created a transistor that is simpler and easier to build than the traditional field effect transistor. And it is controlled by light.

 
 

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The FCC Laments America’s “Persistent Digital Divide”

New figures show that U.S. broadband access is improving, but only for some.

 
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Facebook Is Targeting Twitter’s Turf

Twitter is struggling to grow, its executives are leaving in droves, and now Facebook looks to be muscling in on its turf.

 
 

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How China’s Three Largest Banks Help Spammers Cash In

A researcher made 300 purchases of fake luxury goods online and found that 97 percent were handled by China’s largest three banks.

 
 

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Recommended from Around the Web (Week ending January 30, 2016)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.

 
 

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Seven Must-Read Stories (Week ending January 30, 2016)

Another chance to catch the most interesting and important articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.

 
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