An experiment using a computer algorithm to create deceptive Yelp reviews was disturbingly successful, and could point to bigger problems as artificial intelligence matures
By playing the online game Foldit, players might help design an enzyme that can stop aflatoxins from making millions sick.
It's weird to see how you act when nobody's looking
The world’s most populous country is home to a slew of cyberspies and hackers who have likely stolen more secrets from businesses and governments than any other country
Like fingerprints and facial recognition, the shape and beat of your heart can be used to verify your identity. Christopher Intagliata reports.
More reflective telescope mirrors allow astronomers to capture more photons—and do more science. Christopher Intagliata reports.
New FaceID biometrics will unlock the smartphone and provide access to Apple Pay and other apps
Consumers waiting for driverless vehicles to improve road safety might be overlooking the boring near-term advances that could make a real difference
Trump’s assertions notwithstanding, a more strategic approach involving industry, law enforcement and government is needed
After being contacted by ProPublica, Facebook removed several anti-Semitic ad categories and promised to improve monitoring
The former mayor speaks with Scientific American about the new Cornell Tech campus in New York City: “Culture attracts capital a lot quicker than capital will attract culture.”
Internet hosting company DreamHost is battling the U.S. Justice Department over requests for information about people visiting a Web site for organizing protests. Larry Greenemeier reports.
Webmail is convenient for advertisers but carries with it unnecessary–and serious–danger
Early intervention is crucial to close the gender gap in computer science
Rising computerization opens doors for increasingly aggressive adversaries, but defenses are better than many might think
Computer-security methods could help scientists identify disease-causing genes—while preserving patient privacy
Former Congressman Rick Boucher talks about how Congress and electric power lines could break the federal government’s net neutrality deadlock
Some of the most talented and dangerous cybercrooks and cyberwarriors come from Russia, a longtime meddler in other countries’ affairs
Why you should think twice before you give an app access to your phone’s address book.
The products that really wow us seem like pure wizardry