A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
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If they’re out there, other advanced civilisations should be emitting waste energy like hot exhaust. And that provides a good way to spot them, argue SETI experts.
If you share an on-line movie account with other people in your household, you probably receive some inappropriate recommendations. That may soon change.
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv preprint server.
Computer security experts have failed to close a loophole that allows an attacker to easily download cryptographic keys from an encrypted computer.
Ever since the first hack of a commercial quantum cryptography device, security specialists have been fighting back. Here’s an update on the battle.
With cryptography, surveillance processes could be open and preserve privacy without undermining their investigative power.
A promising technique for synthetic biology is fraught with risks.
Statisticians have boasted of the benefits of big data. Now they’re discovering the weaknesses.