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Canada’s Trudeau explains quantum computing in viral video

Waterloo, Ontario (AP) â ?? "A video gone viral Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who seek geek nail down a reporter's question about quantu...

 

Canada's Trudeau explains quantum computing in viral video

Waterloo, Ontario (AP) â ?? “A video gone viral Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who seek geek nail down a reporter’s question about quantum computing.

Talk Friday at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario, where he was busy funding announcement, Trudeau daring reporters to ask him about how quantum computing works during a question period.

When a reporter mandatory, Trudeau, a former teacher, has a detailed and comprehensive mini-lesson on the difference between normal and quantum computing, was to sign and applause from an audience of some of Canada’s brightest theoretical physicists.

“Regular computer bit is ether a man or a zero. At or below. A quantum state can be much more complex than that, because, as we know, things can be both particle and wave at the same time and the uncertainty of quantum States enable us to encode more information in a smaller computer.

“So it’s what’s exciting about quantum computing,” he said as the crowd burst into applause again.

“Do not get me this or we’ll be here all day. Trust me.”

Trudeau is welcome to the Institute by the famous British physicist Stephen Hawking via recorded video.

US could force firms to help break encryption, under new bill

 


The bill released by Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein of the Senate Intelligence Committee came in the wake of a heated legal battle pitting the FBI against Apple as part of an investigation into last year’s San Bernardino attacks.

“No entity or individual is above the law,” has Feinstein, the top Democrat on the committee chaired by Republican Burr.

“Today, terrorists and criminals are increasingly using encryption to foil law enforcement efforts, even in the face of a court order. We need strong encryption to protect personal information, but we also need to know when terrorist plot to kill Americans. “

lawmakers in a joint statement the proposal was a” discussion draft “and that she would” ask the input of the public and stakeholders before formally launching the bill. ”

“I am hopeful that this concept will begin a meaningful and inclusive debate on the role of encryption and its place within the law,” has Burr. “Based on the initial feedback, I am convinced that the debate has begun.”

The use of strong encryption in applications and smartphones, with their keys only available to users, has concerns raised in law enforcement that criminals and can operate others in secret, with researchers to access data even by obtaining a court order.

Legislation similar to the Senate proposal are also being considered in other countries, especially Britain and France, amid concerns that attackers are using encryption to avoid detection.

But the concept Senate, which leaked media earlier this week, has led to intense criticism from both the IT industry and digital rights activities, claims that it will effectively create a “back by” law enforcement which can be exploited by hackers and other governments.

Kevin Bankston of the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute said that the bill will require that “any technology provider in America either backdoored encryption or no encryption smooth, even though virtually every security expert the country will tell you that means kept our arms in the constant struggle to make or data from thieves, hackers and spies “

Daniel Castro of the Information Technology & amp.; amp; Innovation Foundation, a Washington think tank, said the bill “represents a legal paradox that would further muddy water over how and when the government to help the private sector to be able to force access to private information.”

Gary Shapiro Consumer Technology Association, an industry group that hundreds of technology companies, known as the measure a “oorreaksie” to fears about encryption.

“There is no consensus in the intelligence required to oblige manufacturers to the appropriate encryption policy is open,” Shapiro said in a statement.

The US government last month withdrew its request to force Apple to help unlock an iPhone is being used by the San Bernardino shooters, the FBI says has a different way to access references to the data. But a number of cases pending against Apple and other companies.

Last week, Facebook owns WhatsApp said it was end-to-end encryption implemented for its billion users, so that no other party can read the messages.

Japan government, Toyota, Nissan to step up efforts on intelligent maps: Nikkei

 

Japan government, Toyota, Nissan to step up efforts on intelligent maps: Nikkei

Tokyo (Reuters) – The Japanese government and an auto giant Toyota Motor Corp., Nissan Motor Co. will join in an effort to develop smart cards by 2018, the Nikkei daily said, as competition heated up technology key for autonomous management to improve.

Japanese automakers, map-up companies, and the government will have to generate standardized smart cards, with plans to integrate driving data collected by the car manufacturers, the paper said yesterday.

would not comment a Toyota spokesman, while Nissan officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

The heart mapping systems provide information on self-drive cars equipped with a street-scan sensors to measure traffic control and road conditions.

German automotive supplier Bosch Friday said it is in talks with a high-definition digital mapping company HERE, research or to take an interest.

Volkswagen’s Audi, Daimler’s Mercedes Benz, BMW and auto parts supplier Continental is also working on technology for autonomous or semi-autonomous cars.

(Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

White House declines to support encryption legislation: sources

 

White House declines to support encryption legislation: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is declining to public support for a long-awaited legislation that federal judges clearer authority to technology companies like Apple recommends that you offer to help law enforcement crack encrypted data indicate, it is known according to sources bookings.

refusing the Obama’s to either endorse or oppose legislation by Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein, the Republican chairman and top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, stems in part from continuing disagreement respectively under various federal agencies on encryption, the sources said.

These sections persist despite statements by President Barack Obama last month, indicating that he supports the efforts of the Ministry of Justice to ensure encrypted devices can be accessed legally. He did not comment on the case to force Apple to break into an iPhone is used by one of the gunmen in the massacre December at San Bernardino, California.

The DJ dropped its legal action against Apple last week said that it found a way to hack into the phone. The case has prompted new calls for a legislative solution to the encryption debate.

Burr will be set as soon as the legislation is expected over this week for vowing to do this for a few months. Although the White House, the text presented feedback and revise, are expected to provide a minimal public input, if applicable, the sources said.

The non-reference attitude reflects a political analysis that any encryption bill would be controversial and is unlikely to go far in a blocked Congress said during an election year, sources said.

A White House National Security Council spokesman did not immediately comment, but refer to rulings White House press secretary Josh Earnest’s encryption laws. Last month, Earnest said the government is “skeptical” of power legislators’ on the encryption debate given their problems in the approach to solving “simple things.”

Burr’s proposal spells out how companies must give access to data or the conditions under which they may be ordered to help, according to sources familiar with the text. It is not to make specific penalties for non-compliance.

The White House has gone from pursuing legislation supported last year that requires US technology companies to provide a “back door” access encrypted data.

But the desire for encryption legislation among some intelligence and law enforcement gained new life after the Islamic militant attacks in San Bernardino and Paris late last year.

Obama, speaking at the South by Southwest entertainment festival in Austin, Texas, last month, has warned against “fetishizing our phones” and said nothing to the law to address the encryption challenges “can not answered it right. “Obama has however warned against Congress making any steps that will be” sloppy and rushed. “

Apple and others to help call on Congress to find a solution to the problem of criminals and terrorists using encryption to avoid supervision. A separate proposal for a national encryption committee to proceed form further study is not expected to ordain this year

(Reporting by Mark Hose Ball and Dustin Volz; Editing by Jonathan Weber and Sandra Maler).

Satellites key to monitoring harmful emissions: space agencies

 


The promise came after a landmark climate movement in Paris last year where world leaders agreed to reduce global warming by “well below” two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

Satellites will play “important role” to ensure that ambitious target met by the measurement of harmful emissions that contribute to global warming, said Jean-Yves Le Gall, president of the French National Space studies Centre (CNES), the meeting in the Indian capital.

“The idea is to bring all these ideas about satellite projects from various agencies” carbon and methane measured in order ultimately achieve “global coordination”, he told AFP.

Some countries have satellites measure the emissions, but efforts are not linked between states, and as such there is no comprehensive measurement system in place.

Japan GOSAT and OCO-2 US satellites to measure already working carbon emissions.

China is developing its own TanSat and France are working on the satellite MicroCarb CO2 emission recording.

Meanwhile, France and Germany are working together to develop is called a methane monitoring satellite that she Merlin.

Le Gall said under space agencies around the world, including China, France, India, Japan and the United States agreed to work together to achieve “maximum cross-collaboration tools and cross-verification steps “to coordinate and fact-check measurements.

The goal is to be able to detect the global emissions and also to record releases per country, said CNES.

The meeting is organized by Le Gall and Kiran Kumar, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation.

This follows last year a similar conference in Mexico, where space agency says satellite observation technology was a “key element of a global measurement system” and integral to reducing greenhouse gases in the world.