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Computing Conference to Celebrate 50 Years of Turing Award
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Computing Conference to Celebrate 50 Years of Turing Award

ACM has announced it will celebrate 50 years of the ACM A.M. Turing Award, also known as the "Nobel Prize of Computing," with a high-profile conference to be held...

Intelligence Agency Opens $325,000 Advanced, Automated Fingerprint Gathering Competition
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Intelligence Agency Opens $325,000 Advanced, Automated Fingerprint Gathering Competition

The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity's newest contest challenges participants to build an automated fingerprint collection system that matches...

Trump Immigration Halt Casts Dark Cloud Over Next IETF Gathering
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Trump Immigration Halt Casts Dark Cloud Over Next IETF Gathering

The Internet Engineering Task Force's March meeting in Chicago could have a significantly reduced turnout because of the Trump administration's ban on admission...

Unhappy Developers Lead to Bad Code and Bad Processes
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Unhappy Developers Lead to Bad Code and Bad Processes

Researchers at the University of Stuttgart in Germany have found unhappy developers adversely affect the development process and software products.

DARPA Wants to Simulate How Social Media Spreads Info Like Wildfire
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DARPA Wants to Simulate How Social Media Spreads Info Like Wildfire

A new program from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency aims to better understand the spread and evolution of information online.

National Science Foundation Doles Out $12M for Wireless Growth
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National Science Foundation Doles Out $12M for Wireless Growth

The U.S. National Science Foundation on Tuesday distributed 11 grants, totaling $12 million, to researchers working to expand the reach of wireless technology.

Researchers Create 3D Faces From Online Photos to Defeat Face Authentication Systems
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Researchers Create 3D Faces From Online Photos to Defeat Face Authentication Systems

Researchers say they have developed a virtual reality-based cyberattack that can reproduce the human face well enough to trick face-authentication systems.

Tech Culture Still Pushing Out Women, Study Finds
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Tech Culture Still Pushing Out Women, Study Finds

Social dynamics and "culture fit" are a key reason why female engineers tend to leave the profession sooner than men, according to a new study.

All-Female Team to Lead Association for Computing Machinery
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All-Female Team to Lead Association for Computing Machinery

ACM has announced its board of directors for the first time will be completely female.

Headaches Likely to Grow Over Auto Cybersecurity Concerns
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Headaches Likely to Grow Over Auto Cybersecurity Concerns

Issues related to automobile cybersecurity are likely to increase, but U.S. auto cybersecurity standards are not expected until at least 2018. 

DARPA $2M Contest Looks to Bring AI to Wireless Spectrum Provisioning
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DARPA $2M Contest Looks to Bring AI to Wireless Spectrum Provisioning

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently announced the $2-million Spectrum Collaboration Challenge.

Male Computer Programmers Shown to Be Right Up There With Chefs, Dentists on Gender Pay Gap Scale
From ACM TechNews

Male Computer Programmers Shown to Be Right Up There With Chefs, Dentists on Gender Pay Gap Scale

Male computer programmers' salaries are far higher than those of their female peers, according to a new Glassdoor report. 

Survey Finds Most Coders Are Self-Taught
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Survey Finds Most Coders Are Self-Taught

Most programmers are self-educated and have received little formal training, according to a new survey of 50,000 coders. 

World's Top Cryptographers on Encryption Backdoors: No Way
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World's Top Cryptographers on Encryption Backdoors: No Way

A panel of leading cryptographers at this week's RSA Conference agreed inserting backdoors to unscramble encrypted communications is a threat to confidentiality...

Internet2 at 20: Alive and Kicking
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Internet2 at 20: Alive and Kicking

Nearly two decades since its launch, Internet2 continues to run on U.S. university campuses. 

How the Open Compute Project's Telco Project Could Transform the IoT, Driverless Cars
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How the Open Compute Project's Telco Project Could Transform the IoT, Driverless Cars

The Open Compute Project recently announced the Telco Project, which is focused on data center technologies for telecommunications companies.

Eye-Opening Optical Research Projects That Could Supercharge the Internet
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Eye-Opening Optical Research Projects That Could Supercharge the Internet

Several research teams around the world are investigating optical technologies that have the potential to make networks--and the Internet--faster and more efficient...

Algorithm Developed to Predict Future Botnet Attacks
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Algorithm Developed to Predict Future Botnet Attacks

Researchers from Ben-Gurion University in Israel have developed an algorithm that can trace botnets back to their perpetrators. 

Machine Learning, Social Media Data Help Spot Flooded Areas
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Machine Learning, Social Media Data Help Spot Flooded Areas

Researchers analyzed 2013 flooding in Colorado and found 150,000 tweets from people affected by the disaster. 

British Voice Encryption Protocol Has Massive Weakness, Researcher Says
From ACM TechNews

British Voice Encryption Protocol Has Massive Weakness, Researcher Says

A researcher charges the protocol created by a U.K. governmental group to encrypt voice calls has a weakness built into it by design that could enable mass surveillance...
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