The Pentagon’s high tech research agency, DARPA, announced that it will be making a $2 billion investment into artificial intelligence. Deputy director of DARPA's Information Innovation Office, John Everett, said that the investment comes at a good time and should accelerate progress from two decades to just around five years. He...

In a blog post last week, University of Melbourne’s Dr. Chris Culnane said that Australia’s Assistance and Access Bill will not really prevent the creation of ‘backdoors’. Culnane, who is a lecturer at the university’s School of Computing and Information Systems, said that the bill will merely create an alternative...

Facebook will reportedly invest around $1 billion to build a data center in Singapore which the company says will improve efficiency and sustain growth in the region. Singapore’s Jurong area was chosen for its communications power and other infrastructure despite relatively higher land prices. Partial operations in the 11-story, 170,000 sq....

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told lawmakers at the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing last Wednesday that the company is looking into the possibilities of using blockchain technology for the platform, particularly for fighting scams and misinformation. Answering a question from California representative Doris Matsui, Dorsey said that blockchain has a lot of...