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403 Forbidden – Study reveals new data on region-specific website blocking practices

A team of researchers unearthed new data on geographic denial of access to web content in a new paper.|Medium Read
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Tyche: A new permission model to defend against smart home hacks

"The work is an important step towards understanding how to make tradeoffs between usability and security."|Short Read
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Hurricane Florence: U-M researchers forecast impacts

More than 2 million people could lose power, and flooding is the major concern for several reasons.|Medium Read
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Fake news detector algorithm works better than a human

System sniffs out fakes up to 76 percent of the time.|Medium Read
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Intel processor vulnerability could put millions of PCs at risk

Patches can provide protection.|Medium Read
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Undocumented immigrants’ privacy at risk online, on phones

When it comes to their smartphones, immigrants struggle to apply instinctive caution, according to a study by a team of University of Michigan researchers.|Short Read
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Building a security standard for a post-quantum future

A large quantum computer could retroactively decrypt almost all internet communication ever recorded.|Medium Read
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$6.25M MURI project will decode world’s most complex networks

New tools could fight crime, protect financial system|Medium Read
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Zuckerberg Capitol Hill testimony: Engineering experts offer comments

U-M profs weigh new business model, European-style regulation|Short Read
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‘I hacked an election. So can the Russians.’

Professor Alex Halderman and the New York Times staged a mock election to demonstrate voting machine vulnerability. |Short Read
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Nuclear nonproliferation: U-M participates in project monitoring nuclear reactors from afar

Secret nuclear power reactors could be detected by capturing elusive antineutrinos.|Medium Read
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CSE PhD student Matt Bernhard on the Facebook data breach

In this video, CSE PhD Student Matt Bernhard weighs in on the matter Facebook data harvesting, such as that done by Cambridge Analytica.|Short Read