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Auditing TrueCrypt
From Schneier on Security

Auditing TrueCrypt

Recently, Matthew Green has been leading an independent project to audit TrueCrypt. Phase I, a source code audit by iSEC Partners, is complete. Next up is Phase...

A Dream Tunnel Sequence from a Research Colleague
From The Eponymous Pickle

A Dream Tunnel Sequence from a Research Colleague

A research colleague is published!   I will start it soon ...[Mark] " Lacy’s debut novel The Dreamtunnel Sequence is action-packed … Solid writing and a twisting...

Science: ideals vs. reality
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Science: ideals vs. reality

Fernando Pérez gave a talk at Pycon 2014 with a brilliant slide: The ideals reality of science: The pursuit of verifiable answers highly cited papers for your c...

Google Contact Lens Camera
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Contact Lens Camera

A fairly detailed analysis of a patent application by Google that embeds cameras in the human eye.  I recall seeing a number of proposals like this a decade plus...

From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Contributes To Big Data Review

As part of the Administration’s review of big data, privacy and the economy, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a Request for Information...

New Methods Taking place of Cookies
From The Eponymous Pickle

New Methods Taking place of Cookies

In Adage: How Mobile-Tech Players Are Crumbling the Cookie. Microsoft, Google, Apple Look to Track Consumers on Phones, Devices .... " 

How the backpropagation algorithm works
From Michael Nielsen

How the backpropagation algorithm works

Chapter 2 of my free online book about “Neural Networks and Deep Learning” is now available. The chapter is an in-depth explanation of the backpropagation algorithm...

Multilingual Promotion Apps
From The Eponymous Pickle

Multilingual Promotion Apps

Simple idea.  Useful statistics too. Quite appropriate: " ... Brands including General Mills and Clorox are targeting Hispanic consumers through the bilingual Veo...

Neuromarketing and Consumer Behavior
From The Eponymous Pickle

Neuromarketing and Consumer Behavior

Had not seen this site before.  Here it is looks at a number of neuromarketing tests and associated data.  Useful thoughts, in particular about the limitations"...

Apps as Medical Devices
From The Eponymous Pickle

Apps as Medical Devices

Apps and their regulation:  Agree, this is a big deal.  " ... The potential of medical apps to improve care and lower costs is enormous. But if developers don’t...

From Computer Science Teachers Association

CSTA Board of Directors Election

The election for six open positions of the CSTA Board of Directors is underway. If you were a CSTA member as of April 1, you should have received an email with...

The financial value of open source software
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

The financial value of open source software

We all rely daily on free and open source software, whether we know it or not. The entire Internet is held together by open source software. The cheap router that...

My FDG 2014 Cruise Ship Conference Experience
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

My FDG 2014 Cruise Ship Conference Experience

You may recall that I was going to a conference on a cruise ship in April.  Well, I'm back from Foundations of Digital Games 2014 and am happy to report that Iall...

GoGo Wireless Adds Surveillance Capabilities for Government
From Schneier on Security

GoGo Wireless Adds Surveillance Capabilities for Government

The important piece of this story is not that GoGo complies with the law, but that it goes above and beyond what is required by law. It has voluntarily decided...

AI Coming back.  What Will it look Like Now?
From The Eponymous Pickle

AI Coming back. What Will it look Like Now?

Short piece on a number of examples how what we called AI is coming back.   Multiple and extended projects in the 90's led to real results, but not to extended...

Interesting Links–14 April 2014
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links–14 April 2014

Crazy busy weekend for me. The weather was great and I got a lot done outside. Left me too tired to write this up last night. Sorry for the early birds who usually...

Code: Echo–Programming Challenge
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Code: Echo–Programming Challenge

Using a coding challenge as a promotional event for a movie? This is a new one on me but it looks interesting. What I especially like is that they are sharing resources...

Summer Work for Computer Science and Robotics Instructors
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Summer Work for Computer Science and Robotics Instructors

If you are a member of the CSTA you should have received this announcement via email. BUT if you didn’t or you are not a CSTA member (why not?) I thought this worth...

From Computational Complexity

Factorization in coNP- in other domains?

I had on an exam in my grad complexity course to show that the following set is in coNP FACT = { (n,m) : there is a factor y of n with 2 \le y \le m } The answer...

Diamond Cartel
From The Eponymous Pickle

Diamond Cartel

Mark J Perry on the ultimate market manipulation, the diamond cartel.  Perception, however manipulated, is reality.
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The Danger of Requiring Computer Science in K-12 Schools
The Danger of Requiring Computer Science in K-12 Schools
04.15.2014

We are not ready to make CS a requirement for all children in the U.S., even if that's where we …

Those Who Say Code Does Not Matter
Those Who Say Code Does Not Matter
04.15.2014

Often, you will be told programming languages do not matter much. It is a pretty general rule that people arguing …

The Benefits of Working on Research As An Undergraduate Student
The Benefits of Working on Research As An Undergraduate Student
04.08.2014

This article presents three practical benefits of working on research as an undergraduate student.

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