Thursday, October 27, 2016

You are less anonymous on the web than you think — much less

Researchers say most people don't realize how much information they're leaving behind as they browse the web. The Footprints Project explores the vulnerabilities.

MIT launches new venture for world-changing entrepreneurs

The Engine will provide funding, space, and expertise — powering a network of innovation networks.

New approach to cancer treatment carries success with caveat

Restoring the cancer-killing zeal of T cells is being seen as one of the most successful new approaches to cancer treatment in nearly a decade, although researchers note it has shown effectiveness in only about a quarter of cases.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Finding patterns in corrupted data

A team, including researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, has created a new set of algorithms that can efficiently fit probability distributions to high-dimensional data.

Seeing solutions through, across continents

When a plan to improve stoves in Peru met unexpected challenges, MIT senior Sade Nabahe rose to meet them.

Voting rights, unsettled

As the presidential election nears, Kennedy School Professor Alex Keyssar provides historical context on the efforts by some states to place new restrictions on voting rights.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Massive cyberattack poses policy dilemma, Stanford scholar says

Stanford cybersecurity expert Herb Lin says the Oct. 21 cyberattack that snarled traffic on major websites reveals weaknesses in the Internet of Things that need to be addressed. But stricter security requirements could slow innovation, cost more and be difficult to enforce.