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News Briefs (HTML)
Jan. 2014 (vol. 47 no. 1)
pp. 18-21
Policies threaten the Web's positive impact on society; a flying rescue robot built to withstand collisions and keep functioning; fears that ATM malware will spread from Mexico to other countries; new sensor technology that could help people who suffer accidental falls; research that indicates that biometric software designed to recognize people should analyze their bodies as well as their faces; and scientists use GPS to determine whether a mammoth iceberg will move into busy shipping lanes.
Index Terms:
UK Natural Environment Research Council,security,Internet route hijacking attacks,Renesys,border gateway protocol,BGP,Belarus,Iceland,Web Index report,World Wide Web Federation,Tim Berners-Lee,robotics,Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne,Laboratory of Intelligent Systems,GimBall,search and rescue,malware,automated teller machines,ATMs,Ploutus,Trojan horse,Symantec,sensors,accidental falls,University of Utah,Neal Patwari,Brad Mager,Xandem Technology,biometrics,face recognition,University of Texas at Dallas,UTD,US National Institute of Standards and Technology,NIST,Alice OToole,GPS,iceberg,B-31,Pine Island Glacier,Antarctica,University of Sheffield,University of Southampton
Citation:
"News Briefs," Computer, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 18-21, Jan. 2014, doi:10.1109/MC.2014.21
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