Hackathon finds dozens of Ukrainian refugees trafficked online

Enlarge (credit: SOPA Images / Contributor | LightRocket) Earlier this year, the International Organization for Migration reported that more than 3 million refugees fleeing war-torn Ukraine were “at heightened risk of exploitation.” Human trafficking cases, they warned, involved refugees more likely to leave home suddenly without secure financial resources and “less likely to be identified […]

USC’s Creating Reality hackathon tackles AR/VR projects starting March 12

Don’t be surprised if you’re strolling by the University of Southern California campus and you see see 400 people decked out in virtual reality headsets next week. The university is hosting Creating Reality, its first VR/AR hackathon. It’s a four-day event that’s sponsored by USC, Intel, Microsoft, AT&T, and HP. It will…Read More

Air Force security hackathon leads to record payout

The US Air Force’s second security hackathon has paid dividends… both for the military and the people finding holes in its defenses. HackerOne has revealed the results of the Hack the Air Force 2.0 challenge from the end of 2017, and it led to volunteers discovering 106 vulnerabilities across roughly 300 of the USAF’s public […]

The 3 AI hackathon finalists that will compete at MB 2017

VB EVENT: VentureBeat today announced Axum Graphics, 42 Chef AI, and Immersive AI Storyteller as the three finalists chosen to present their artificial intelligence at MB 2017, a gathering of tech giants and startups making AI and bots. Hackathon and workshop coordinator BeMyApp organized the first leg of the competition, where more than 25 people joined […]