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The Public Debut of Facebook’s M is a Tiny Step Toward a Do-It-All AI Assistant

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M will analyze each of your messages to detect whether you’re looking to send a sticker, request or send money, get a ride, or share your location.

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GSA May Make Industry Participation in Data Reporting Pilot Optional

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Voluntary participation in the 3-year pilot had been higher than expected, leaving officials to consider whether mandating participation was necessary.

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Giuliani Cyber Task Force Hammers Down Focus Issues

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The task force plans to bring industry cybersecurity executives into the White House to brief on those issues, a McAfee executive said.

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America’s Largest Body-Camera Supplier Is Giving Police Free AI to Analyze Crime Footage

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CEO Rick Smith says these connected systems would allow police to spend more time doing their jobs, rather than paperwork.

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Nunes Steps Back from House Russian Investigation Amid Controversy

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The House Intelligence chairman’s decision to step aside offers a fresh start, ranking Democrat says.

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Amazon Will Refund $70 Million Worth of App Purchases Made by Kids

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The money will go back into the pockets of parents, who didn’t consent to buying coins, stars and other virtual perks.

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Is a Voice-Controlled Lock Really Secure?

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Could you get locked out if you have laryngitis?

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Trump's Border Wall Won't Be Made of Concrete If Lawmakers Have Their Way

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Lawmakers want flexibility in border security, not a continuous, concrete wall.

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State Department Wants to Build A Biometric System for Mexico

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The department is currently in the market research stage.

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San Francisco Is In a Race to Have Hack-Proof Voting Booths Before 2020 Election

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“Without paper ballots, there’s no way to prove or disprove whether electronic votes have been hacked or tampered with"

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DHS Device-Screening Catches Pedophiles at the Borders

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About half a percent of the million travelers who come into the U.S. get their devices screened at all, the homeland security secretary said.

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Bill to Improve Small Business Cybersecurity Advances

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The bill directs NIST to create "clear and concise" guidance for how small and medium businesses can boost their digital defenses.

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NASA’s Scientists Formed a Club to Dream Up Uses for AI Like Self-Replicating Robots and Harpooning Comets

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Some ideas developing in the lab are so far-flung, the brains behind them don’t want to involve the agency’s top brass at all.

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Veterans Affairs Has a New Chief Customer Officer

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One of the chief veterans experience officer's priorities will be improving employee experience.

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Veterans Calling VA's Crisis Line Can Finally Get Through. Here’s Why.

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A team of techies and customer-service professionals starting tackling the problem in 2015.

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All The Things Wrong With the Web Today, According to its Inventor

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He believes online privacy is a “human right” that’s being trampled.

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State Officials Question Benefits of Federal Election Oversight

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Officials say a new designation provides little help and could undermine election transparency.

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This Windows Feature Lets You Step Away From Your Computer Without Worry

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We could all use an added security boost.

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Oversight Committee Mulls a Cyber-Only Digital Service

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Lawmakers debated the merits of a rotational workforce.

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Trump Is Reportedly Going to Demand Foreigners Share Their Phone Passwords to Get Into the US

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The new rules could apply to the majority of visitors to the U.S.

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What Makes a Good Landing Site on Mars?

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It depends on what you’re sending there.

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Health Industry Needs Government Go-To for Cyber Threats, Expert Says

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Increasing cyber threats to the health care sector require more federal guidance, experts told a House subcommittee.

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Is the US Ready for Police Drones Outfitted With Tasers, Tear Gas and Lethal Weapons?

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A new Connecticut bill would allow officers, not civilians, to use weaponized drones.

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A Supreme Court Case Involving Artificial Sweeteners Could Have Huge Impact on Silicon Valley

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The way patent lawsuits are filed may change.

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CSI: Walmart

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Some of the best digital-forensics labs don't belong to the police—they're run by banks, tech companies, and retailers.

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Scientists Made a Cancer-Fighting Cap That Stops Tumors From Growing With Electricity

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After five years, 13% of patients who used the cap were alive compared to 5% who did not.

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VA Experiments with Real-Time Dashboard of Vets' Feedback

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The agency wants feedback whenever and however veterans want to send it.

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Self-Driving Cars Will Be Much Safer But a Nightmare to Insure

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The technology that enables autonomy is expensive.

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NSA Engaged in Massive Battle with Russian Hackers in 2014

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An NSA official previously described the toe-to-toe battle but placed it in 2015.

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Inside Samsung's Battery Testing Center

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The South Korean tech company is submitting its new phone to rigorous testing.

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Congress Will Let Internet Providers Sell Your Data—So Rebels Devised a Way to Fool Corporations

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These tools help people seed their online activity with “noise,” or random web searches and sites that obscure their true browsing habits.

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Hackers Stockpile University Emails, Target Dentists and Someone Snatched 3.7M Voters' Information

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There's never a dull week in ThreatWatch.

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How Many Robots Does It Take to Replace a Human Job?

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A new study looks at how recent technology innovation has affected workers thus far.

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Scientists Finally Understand Why Deep Breathing Physically Reduces Stress

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It's been a head-scratcher for scientists for years.

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NIST Cyber Board Wants Trump Advisers to Show Up to Next Meeting

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The board also plans to highlight election security in a meeting readout sent to the White House and federal agencies.

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Africa’s Most Valuable Startup Ecosystem is Also the Least Lucrative for Software Engineers

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A land of promise for software engineers turns out to be a mirage.

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Congress’ Favorite Word This Week: Transparency

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This week, lawmakers tackled legislation that included the words "open" and "online" as if they were playing some kind of transparency bingo game.

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Is Trump Eliminating the White House Science and Tech Office?

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The administration appears to be whittling down the science and technology staff—or at least, not building it up.

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Apple’s Main iPhone Producer Posted Its First Drop in Sales in 26 Years

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Next year could be a brighter year.

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NIST Must Audit Federal Cybersecurity Because DHS Isn’t, Hill Staffer Says

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The House Science Committee forwarded legislation requiring the government’s cyber standards agency to conduct audits as well.

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Elon Musk has Officially Taken the New Space Race Between SpaceX and Blue Origin into Orbit

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SpaceX has officially started space recycling.

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The Founding Fathers Encrypted Secret Messages, Too

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Centuries before cybersecurity, statesmen around the world communicated with their own elaborate codes and ciphers.

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OPM Pays Too Much Protecting Breach Victims from Identity Theft, Watchdog Says

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Congress required OPM to provide identity theft insurance up to $5 million, but claims rarely exceed a few thousand, GAO says.

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SpaceX Will Fly its First 'Flight-Proven' Rocket Tonight to Make Space History

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“We’re at the edge of quite a significant bit of history here.”

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Border Patrol Asks: What If There is a Perfect Dog for the Job?

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Real-time data can help DHS understand canines.

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What It Takes to Make NASA’s Top Gun

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Flying jets and unmanned systems in the name of science still takes a lot of training.

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AT Scores $6.5B Contract to Build Nation's First Public Safety Broadband Network

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The company will spend about $40 billion on building, deploying and operating the network.

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Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg Can’t Agree on What AI is, Because Nobody Knows What the Term Really Means

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There are generally two schools of thought when talking about whether software today is a form of artificial intelligence: literalists and generalists.

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Trump Team Seems to Stay the Course With the Last Administration’s Cyber Efforts

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Two recent moves suggest the Trump White House isn’t seeking a sea change in international cyber policy.

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FEC and 18F Team Up to Save Agency $1.2M

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The commission's new website, hosted by Cloud.gov, will reduce spend on internal systems.

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