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News Briefs (PDF)
July 2014 (vol. 47 no. 7)
pp. 16-21
Topics include governments disrupting two major cyberattack systems, eBay facing investigations into a huge data breach, practical applications emerging for the Internet of Things, the EU's top court supporting the "right to be forgotten," police arresting malware suspects in an international cybercrime crackdown, a study showing that facial-recognition algorithms are improving rapidly, MIT using lasers and telescopes to bring high-speed communications to lunar satellite, IBM experimenting with "electronic blood" to power and cool supercomputers, a researcher developing a new technique for baking robot components to make them self-assemble, and Google replacing Apple as the world's most valuable brand.
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Computers,Europe,Moon,Google,Computer hacking,Cryptography,Terrestrial atmosphere,BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2014,history of computing,security,Operation Tovar,Gameover Zeus,CryptoLocker,botnet,ransomware,Trojan,malware,Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev,US Justice Department,eBay,Internet of Things,IoT,practical applications,HydroPoint Data Systems,WeatherTRAK,Connected Car Dashboards,Ford Motor Co.,Cisco Systems,Splunk,Pirelli,Stanley Healthcare,Real-Time Location System,privacy,European Union,EU,European Court of Justice,Google,Google Spain,Spanish Data Protection Agency,Blackshades,US Federal Bureau of Investigation,Eurojust,Europol,the European Cybercrime Center,Cassidy Wolf,US National Institute of Standards and Technology,NIST,facial recognition,MIT,Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration,LLCD,Lincoln Laboratory,NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer,IBM,electronic blood,supercomputers,Bruno Michel,robotics,self-assembly,Daniela Rus,Erik Demaine,Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab,Apple,Microsoft,Millward Brown
"News Briefs," Computer, vol. 47, no. 7, pp. 16-21, July 2014, doi:10.1109/MC.2014.189
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