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Agriculture is becoming increasingly dependent on technology. U.S. Department of Agriculture Photo by Lance Cheung

Rise of precision agriculture exposes food system to new threats

Bringing advanced technologies to the ancient practice of farming could help feed the world’s growing population, but it could also open the door for people looking to disrupt the global food system.
The anonymous nature of cryptocurrency transactions is ideal for con artists. seksan Mongkhonkhamsao/Moment via Getty Images

Scams and cryptocurrency can go hand in hand – here’s how they work and what to watch out for

From initial coin offerings that are totally fake to fraudsters demanding payments in crypto, scams involving cryptocurrencies are on the rise. Two experts explain why – and how to protect yourself.
A vulnerability in Log4j, a humble but widespread piece of software, has put millions of computers at risk. SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

What is Log4j? A cybersecurity expert explains the latest internet vulnerability, how bad it is and what’s at stake

Log4Shell is the latest hacker exploit rocking the internet, and it’s arguably the worst yet. The vulnerability is in an obscure piece of software used on millions of computers.
Credit bureau Equifax announced in 2017 that the personal information of 143 million Americans – about three-quarters of all adults – had been exposed in a major data breach. AP Photo/Mike Stewart

Ransomware, data breach, cyberattack: What do they have to do with your personal information, and how worried should you be?

If an organization that has your data gets hacked, your vulnerability depends on the kind of attack and the kind of data. Here’s how you can assess your risk and what to do to protect yourself.
Colonial Pipeline storage tanks. On May 7, 2021, the company experienced a ransomware cyberattack. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

The increase in ransomware attacks during the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to a new internet

The amount of online data and transactions are growing exponentially. Related is the increasing possibility of cyberattacks — one way to address these is by regulating parts of the internet.

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