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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of April 11
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of April 11

May 3 Hearing: The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing on updating the Presidential Records Act to better handle electronic records...

LiveBlogging the Bin Ladin Assassination
From Schneier on Security

LiveBlogging the Bin Ladin Assassination

"VirtualReality" tweeted the Bin Ladin assassination without realizing it.

A Summer School on Cyber Security for Smart Energy Systems
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

A Summer School on Cyber Security for Smart Energy Systems

With support from the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) Center...

links for 2011-05-02
From Wild WebMink

links for 2011-05-02

The Parser that Cracked the MediaWiki Code | Software Research and the Industry As many of us have been commenting for many years, the optimum freedom comes from...

Context aware computing and futurism at Intel
From Putting People First

Context aware computing and futurism at Intel

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco in September last year, Justin Rattner, the director of Intel Labs, announced a new research division, called Interaction...

Hijacking the Coreflood Botnet
From Schneier on Security

Hijacking the Coreflood Botnet

Earlier this month, the FBI seized control of the Coreflood botnet and shut it down: According to the filing, ISC, under law enforcement supervision, planned to...

Interesting Links 2 May 2011
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 2 May 2011

I had an interesting week last week. Took a couple of vacation days

Known Myths about the Origin of the Internet
From The Eponymous Pickle

Known Myths about the Origin of the Internet

An interesting piece on the background of the Internet.  It states that there was a myth that the Internet originated because its many nodes could survive a nuclear...

Neuaer and Smartphone Location
From The Eponymous Pickle

Neuaer and Smartphone Location

In ReadWriteWeb: New potential from Smartphone location sensor ideas: " ... Imagine if your phone could tell you when your friend walked by so you could call them...

BrandFlick: Finding a Company's Aha Stories
From The Eponymous Pickle

BrandFlick: Finding a Company's Aha Stories

A local company that just appeared in the news, Brandflick.   I have been involved with storytelling projects a number of times.  Very useful for sketching outmentioned...

Data Rights
From The Eponymous Pickle

Data Rights

What kinds of rights should we have when dealing with systems that gather our data?  Does this mean we should not accept agreements that do no make this clear?Thoughtful...

CFP: CIKM 2011 Industry Event
From The Noisy Channel

CFP: CIKM 2011 Industry Event

As I posted a few months ago, I’m organizing

CFP: IEEE Internet Computing Special Issue on Context-Aware Computing
From The Noisy Channel

CFP: IEEE Internet Computing Special Issue on Context-Aware Computing

Pankaj Mehra and I are guest editors for an upcoming special issue of

Making 'Introduction to Computers for Arts and Social Sciences' Even More Awesome
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Making 'Introduction to Computers for Arts and Social Sciences' Even More Awesome

I'm getting ready to teach our introductory computer course for arts and social science majors again this summer.  If you read my blog around this time last year...

PayPal Ties EWallets
From The Eponymous Pickle

PayPal Ties EWallets

The method uses text messages to transfer payments.  The article goes on to provide a good overview of the current market, tests underway, and the belief by many...

Decline of Manufacturing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Decline of Manufacturing

MJ Perry on a global trend of a decline in manufacturing.  Though with population increasing don't we still need to have more things to be manufactured?   Very...

Examining A Measure of Social Connectivity
From The Eponymous Pickle

Examining A Measure of Social Connectivity

In Roughtype:  A look at a study that generates a measure called NFC, or 'need for cognition', which is ' ... "a recognized indicator for deep or shallow thinking...

CNBC.com
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

CNBC.com

Yesterday, CNBC.com published a slideshow of 10 products and companies that have changed the world. Calling them “game-changing disruptions,” CNBC.com reported:...

Please Vote
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Please Vote

The CSTA Board of Directors are elected for two year terms. And, as opposed to many corporate Boards of Directors, where the vote of the individual shareholder...

IBM and Yale Team Up to Teach Analytics
From The Eponymous Pickle

IBM and Yale Team Up to Teach Analytics

Business intelligence professionals are needed and companies and schools are seeking to provide the analytics training.  Includes a video.
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