Category: Homeland Security News

Truth decayNew AI tool Tracks Evolution of COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories on Social Media Published 4 May 2021 A new machine-learning program accurately identifies COVID-19-related conspiracy theories on social media and models how they evolved over time—a tool that could someday help public health officials combat misinformation online. A new machine-learning program accurately identifies COVID-19-related conspiracy theories

CybersecurityZero-Knowledge Proofs in Vulnerability Disclosure Published 4 May 2021 Today, the disclosure process for software vulnerabilities is fraught with challenges. Cybersecurity researchers and software security analysts are faced with an ethics versus efficacy dilemma when it comes to reporting or sharing discovered bugs. Revealing a vulnerability publicly may get the attention of the program’s developers

EarthquakesEntire U.S. West Coast Now Has Access to ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning Published 4 May 2021 After fifteen years of planning and development, the ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system is now available to more than fifty million people in California, Oregon and Washington, the most earthquake-prone region in the conterminous U.S. Tuesday’s debut of ShakeAlert-powered public alerting to

EarthquakesMapping Local Earthquake Risks from Eagle Ford Fracking Published 4 May 2021 Scientists simulated the local risk of damaging or nuisance-level shaking caused by hydraulic fracturing across the Eagle Ford shale formation in Texas. The results could inform a new approach to managing human-caused earthquakes. Hydraulic fracturing to extract trapped fossil fuels can trigger earthquakes. Most