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June 22, 2018

Bit By Bit

Researchers at MIT have improved upon a technique known as "frequency hopping," which protects data transmitted over the internet by sending them across random frequencies. Rather than randomize data in packets of thousands of bits, the MIT method does so with every 1 or 0 bit of data every microsecond -- the smaller data load and faster speed could make the information less likely to be intercepted by hackers.

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