A magician’s card trick has prompted a mathematical re-evaluation of the limits on data compression.
… in much the same way as mainstream readers consume ordinary news, say computer scientists.
Using a mobile phone while driving can significantly increase the chances of an accident. Now a dashboard cam can spot when drivers pick up the phone.
Statisticians have boasted of the benefits of big data. Now they’re discovering the weaknesses.
The first study of dialects on Twitter reveals global patterns that have never been observed before.
With cryptography, surveillance processes could be open and preserve privacy without undermining their investigative power.
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