Quantum-resistant algorithms, and Google’s antitrust challenge

Encryption algorithms are what keep us safe online, protect our privacy and secure the transmission of information.

But many experts fear that quantum computers may one day crack these algorithms, leaving us vulnerable to attack from hackers and scammers. These quantum computers may be ready sooner than many people think.

That’s why serious work is underway to design new kinds of algorithms that will withstand even the most powerful quantum computer we can imagine. Read our fellow budding journalist Tammy Xu’s Full Story On how to develop quantum-resistant algorithms – and what comes next.

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1 Google lost the EU antitrust challenge
He was fined more than 4 billion euros after it was found that he abused his dominance of the Android platform. (Reuters)
+ The company failed to appeal the charge, which was first announced in 2018. (the edge)
+ South Korea fined Google and Facebook for violating privacy. (F $)

2 The US economy is not out of danger yet
Inflation has not fallen the way investors had hoped. (economic $)

3 Someone is looking for dirt on Twitter
Whoever is behind him is willing to pay – but his former colleagues are keeping the thing. (New Yorker $)
+ Zatko’s Senate testimony by Peter “Mudge” didn’t paint Twitter well. (WP $)
+ In fact, it renewed senators’ appetite for tougher regulation. (Bloomberg $)

4 What do robotic surgeons and autonomous cars have in common
We are still hesitant to trust them with life-or-death decisions. (well-known magazine)
+ High-precision robot-assisted surgery has passed its first test in humans. (MIT Technology Review)

5 hard lessons learned from the California wildfires
And the role played by the power companies in its exacerbation. (Fox)
+ Genetically modified crops could benefit from severe drought in Europe. (wired $)

6 Brain scans can’t diagnose mental conditions
However, some scientists hope they can help with recovery. (slate $)
+ The quest to find out whether brain mutations affect mental health. (MIT Technology Review)

7 Inside the memeification of the culture wars
Online balls have amassed huge groups to the point of rebellion. (Atlantic Ocean $)

8 Biggest Elon Musk Fans Move To Texas 🌵
To get as close to the SpaceX event as possible. (the edge)
+ No one else in SpaceX can access Musk’s emails. (the edge)

9 How to turn personal tragedy into substance
Eva Benefield’s t-shirt business thrives from behind her dark past. (Enter)

10 America Is Making The Moon A Priority Again 🌕
Despite the difficulties in getting humans back there. (new world $)
+ Ukrainian astronomers continue to discover large amounts of UFOs. (Motherboard)

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