The Bank of England says it will honor Alan Turing on a new 50-pound banknote. Mr. Turing, a math genius and secret hero of World War II, was mistreated by England near the end of his life.
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San Francisco has decided that its city government workers can't use computer programs that recognize faces. San Francisco is the first US city to take such a strong step to keep this technology under control.
Around 10,000 computers belonging to the city of Baltimore have been taken over and made useless by a group demanding money in exchange for fixing the computers.
In elementary school, Glenn Cameron was very aware of the challenges faced by his friend, who was missing a hand. Now Mr. Cameron has built a robotic hand that can be controlled by a human brain.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law allowing Russia to separate its internet from the rest of the world. Russia says this is for protection. Others worry Russia is trying to control information.
Scientists have found a way to use brain signals to make a computer speak the words a person is trying to say. Their method could one day help people who have lost the ability to speak.
The popularity of Amazon's Alexa shows that many people don’t mind trading some privacy to have a computer assistant always around to help them. But Bloomberg News recently reported that humans are also listening to many Alexa recordings.
If something you own breaks, should you be allowed to fix it? The answer may seem clear, but there's a growing battle between companies that make things and people who want to repair them.
On Thursday, several large websites in Europe showed their users warning screens instead of their regular websites. They did this to protest the European Union's new plan for copyright laws.