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Who Might Control Your Telephone Metadata
From Schneier on Security

Who Might Control Your Telephone Metadata

Remember last winter when President Obama called for an end to the NSA's telephone metadata collection program? He didn't actually call for an end to it; he just...

International 3D Game Creation Activity for CSEdWeek
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

International 3D Game Creation Activity for CSEdWeek

I saw this on the CSTA mailing list this morning. Looks like fun. A collaboration between the University of Colorado, USA, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico, and...

Cognitive Advising Veterans
From The Eponymous Pickle

Cognitive Advising Veterans

Finally got a bit closer look at this effort.  A good example of an advisory system.    Announced this past July.  " ... IBM and USAA announced Wednesday that IBM...

Infrastructure for Data Driven Science
From The Eponymous Pickle

Infrastructure for Data Driven Science

A very good direction,  working with infrastructure is often more complex than it should be.Laying the groundwork for data-driven scienceNSF announces $31 million...

Comments on the Sony Hack
From Schneier on Security

Comments on the Sony Hack

I don't have a lot to say about the Sony hack, which seems to still be ongoing. I want to highlight a few points, though. At this point, the attacks seem to be...

Biologically Inspired Design
From The Eponymous Pickle

Biologically Inspired Design

Attended a talk today in the Cog Sci Institute on the status of work being done at Ga Tech on Biologically Inspired design, or Biomimicry.  Given by Prof.Ashokhttps...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

CCC BRAIN Workshop: Research Interfaces between Brain Science and Computer Science

Early pioneers of computing such as Alan Turing, John Von Neuman and Herb Simon were fascinated by the possibility of computing opening a window into our understanding...

Seeing More Bad UX
From The Eponymous Pickle

Seeing More Bad UX

It seems like I have been experiencing increasing numbers of bad user experiences lately. ComputerWorld writes about the bad UX in Apps.  New standards need to...

From Computational Complexity

The Ethics of Saving Languages

The linguist John McWhorter wrote an NYT opinion piece entitled Why Save a Language? where he argues why we should care about saving dying languages, basically...

Not Enough CISOs to Go Around
From Schneier on Security

Not Enough CISOs to Go Around

This article is reporting that the demand for Chief Information Security Officers far exceeds supply: Sony and every other company that realizes the need for a...

A History of Boston Computing
From The Eponymous Pickle

A History of Boston Computing

Part one of an article on the early history of computing technology in the Boston area.  As the piece suggests, it's often forgotten after the emergence of personal...

Re examining Analytics 3.0
From The Eponymous Pickle

Re examining Analytics 3.0

In the HBR.  by Thomas Davenport.  This 2013 article suggested that analytics 3.0 would put us in an era of data enhanced analytics offerings.  Worth re reading...

Drone Photography
From The Eponymous Pickle

Drone Photography

BBC examples of stunning drone photography.  Shows how the point of view is being extended  into the third dimension for still photography.  Impressive shots.

From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Federal Spending Bill – What’s in the ‘Cromnibus’ for Tech Policy?

The House last night released the $1 trillion “Cromnibus” bill to fund the government through September 2015. It combines an omnibus spending bill for 11 of the...

Internet of Things Heating Up
From The Eponymous Pickle

Internet of Things Heating Up

In Knowledge@Wharton:  Good overview of the current state of the IOT.  " ,,, Stories about the Internet of Things — everyday objects that have been upgraded toUpdate...

Stress, Continued:  Jobs
From My Biased Coin

Stress, Continued: Jobs

Continuing from last post, I aim to focus on some of the issues related to stress in academia.  Today's post will be related to stress and the nature of academic...

Future of Cognitive Computing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Future of Cognitive Computing

A video view of the future of cognitive computing in Japan.   With an emphasis about the cognitive interaction between people and devices.   In the retail and food...

Multi Sided Platforms
From The Eponymous Pickle

Multi Sided Platforms

Was unaware of this classification.   Here a working paper on a choice model for this approach.  " ... There is growing interest in the economics of multi-sided...

Skills and Practical Considerations  for Data Science
From The Eponymous Pickle

Skills and Practical Considerations for Data Science

On the must have skills for the data scientist.   A pretty good overview, including some information about where to get more detail.   I will emphasize:  Either...
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 Yet Another Major Data Breach, But Will This Time Be Any Different?
Yet Another Major Data Breach, But Will This Time Be Any Different?
12.11.2014

Why is our community having such an anemic response to all of these major data breaches? What can we do …

HPC: Computational Performance vs. Human Productivity
HPC: Computational Performance vs. Human Productivity
12.01.2014

One of the themes at SC14 was the tension between developing programs that run fast vs. the time required by …

Women in STEM, Women in Computer Science: We're Looking At It Incorrectly
Women in STEM, Women in Computer Science: We're Looking At It Incorrectly
12.01.2014

A rethinking of how best to analyze data on women's undergraduate degrees in STEM disciplines. 

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