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Loans Applications? New techniques to measure social bias in software

Today, banks are increasingly using software to decide who will get a loan, courts to judge who should be denied bail, and hospitals to choose treatments for patients. These uses of software make it critical that the software does not discriminate against groups or individuals, say computer science researchers at …

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International competition benchmarks metagenomics software

Communities of bacteria live everywhere: inside our bodies, on our bodies and all around us. The human gut alone contains hundreds of species of bacteria that help digest food and provide nutrients, but can also make us sick. To learn more about these groups of bacteria and how they impact …

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macOS High Sierra is available to download

Apple’s last major operating system update of the year is here at last: as promised, you can now download the upgrade to macOS High Sierrathrough the Mac App Store. So long as you have a qualifying Mac (2009 or newer iMacs and MacBooks, as well as all 2010 or newer machines), you too can …

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Hackers slipped malware into popular PC software CCleaner

A popular PC-cleaning software used by over 130 million people put users at risk after hackers were able to insert malware into legitimate downloads. Piriform’s CCleaner, owned by antivirus provider Avast, was found to be hosting a “multi-stage malware payload” that could install ransomware or keyloggers and further infect target …

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HP Enterprise let Russia review the Pentagon’s security software

Last year, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) allowed a Russian defense agency to analyze the source code of a cybersecurity software used by the Pentagon, Reuters reports. The software, a product called ArcSight, is an important piece of cyber defense for the Army, Air Force and Navy and works by alerting users to suspicious …

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Apple releases kernel source code tuned for mobile chips

Ever since the first version of OS X, Apple has regularly released the kernel source code for Macs. In theory, you could learn from it or even build your own projects from it. For iOS, though? Not so simple. Even if you had source code, it wouldn’t matter much unless it was …

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Facebook gave more Russian ad details to special counsel Mueller than to Congress

Special counsel Robert Mueller (2nd L) leaves after a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Facebook gave special counsel Robert Mueller more records on Russianad purchases than it provided to Congress last week, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing …

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What does the Grubhub trial mean for the gig economy?

A trial kicked off this week that could have a ripple effect throughout the on-demand economy. Two former drivers for food delivery startup Grubhub filed a suit against the company in December 2015 for underpaid wages as a result of being classified independent contractors rather than employees. Now it’s up …

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