February 2017 News Wire
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The ethics of tracking athletes’ biometric data
Is your smartphone listening to everything you say? We asked the experts
Bias in Criminal Risk Scores Is Mathematically Inevitable, Researchers Say
MIT’s self-folding origami technology could change how we design everything from airbags to wearables
Virtual Reality Allows the Most Detailed, Intimate Digital Surveillance Yet
Explore Climate Warming Where You Live
Flight booking systems lack basic privacy safeguards, researchers say
Facebook Doesn’t Tell Users Everything It Really Knows About Them
Dark Matter: How Google’s Search business and humanity’s information is disappearing
Autonomous Mercedes will spare occupants over pedestrians
Scratch Blocks update: Making it easier to develop coding apps for kids
Millions exposed to malvertising that hid attack code in banner pixels
The “technosphere” now weighs 30 trillion tons
Also In The February 2017 Issue
This cryptography method is based on the fact some tasks are relatively easy to do, but extremely difficult to undo.
There's a way to find out if your online passwords have been stolen, and how to prevent it.
Racket is a fun and easy programming language to learn because it's all about creating colors and shapes as you learn.
This project creates a math quiz to test your multiplication and division skills.
Networks are a mostly hidden but critical part of the internet.
Surveillance cameras, satellites, RFID tags, and social media activities all create unique digital footprints.
Developers deal with common problems in their work. Here’s are a few problems and how to overcome them.
Programmers use libraries but instead of books they create and share code, often for free, to help solve common problems.
These cards are a fun way to learn Scratch, look up how to do things, and make applications.
Deleting files on your computer doesn't make them disappear.
Another mysterious four-letter acronym that helps secure information online.
Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson not only helped make history, they are part of a long line of women in computing
It's almost time to think about summer tech camps if your kids are interested. Here are a few questions to ask.
Your web browser knows (and tells) a lot more about you than you might realize.
When you pick a programming language to learn first, it helps to figure out what software you want to create.
This odd acronym offers security protection beyond your password. Here are a few examples of how 2FA works.
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Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for February 2017.