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Why All Employees Must Learn to Code
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Why All Employees Must Learn to Code

The most important technological skill for all employees is being able to code.

Why Rite Aid and CVS Stopped Taking Apple Pay
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Why Rite Aid and CVS Stopped Taking Apple Pay

The introduction of Apple Pay last Monday was widely described as the dawn of a new era for smartphone payments.

The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World
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The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World

A few months ago I made the trek to the sylvan campus of the IBM research labs in Yorktown Heights, New York, to catch an early glimpse of the fast-arriving, long...

The Robot in the Cloud: A Conversation With Ken Goldberg
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The Robot in the Cloud: A Conversation With Ken Goldberg

Ken Goldberg has been thinking hard about robots for almost three decades.

Vimeo Tech Chief Takes on 'Terrifying' Online Video Challenges
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Vimeo Tech Chief Takes on 'Terrifying' Online Video Challenges

Think online video is old hat? Think again.

Designing User Incentives for Cybersecurity
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Designing User Incentives for Cybersecurity

How to encourage better user security practices and behavior

An Embarrassment of Riches
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An Embarrassment of Riches

A critical review of open innovation systems.

Summing Up
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Summing Up

Considering recent privacy- and security-related events through this column.

A Future for Computing Education Research
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A Future for Computing Education Research

Seeking to address the most important issues facing the computer education research community.

Big Data's End Run Around Procedural Privacy Protections
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Big Data's End Run Around Procedural Privacy Protections

Recognizing the inherent limitations of consent and anonymity.

Updates on the Intellectual Property Front
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Updates on the Intellectual Property Front

Recapping influential U.S. Supreme Court decisions rendered earlier this year.

The Dark Side of the Sharing Economy . . . and How to Lighten It
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The Dark Side of the Sharing Economy . . . and How to Lighten It

Improving the sharing economy will require addressing myriad problems.

When iPhones Ring, the Economy Listens
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When iPhones Ring, the Economy Listens

Gloomy economic news and the wild swings of the stock market may be getting you down. But at least you can count on this: We’ve entered the sweet spot of the ...

Could Robots Become Too Cute for Comfort?
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Could Robots Become Too Cute for Comfort?

Would you share your innermost secret with a robot?

William Gibson Writes the Future
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William Gibson Writes the Future

William Gibson lives in an overwhelmingly green suburb with old-money roots south of Vancouver's downtown, and it is in this suburb that I am currently wandering...

Christine Kenneally's 'Invisible History of the Human Race'
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Christine Kenneally's 'Invisible History of the Human Race'

Of Christine Kenneally’s father’s father—a man neither Kenneally nor her father ever knew, a man who did the deed requisite to reproduction and promptly vanished—she...

Machine-Learning Maestro Michael Jordan on the Delusions of Big Data and Other Huge Engineering Efforts
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Machine-Learning Maestro Michael Jordan on the Delusions of Big Data and Other Huge Engineering Efforts

The overeager adoption of big data is likely to result in catastrophes of analysis comparable to a national epidemic of collapsing bridges.

Q&A With Futurist Martine Rothblatt
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Q&A With Futurist Martine Rothblatt

In an interview, satellite radio pioneer and futurist Martine Rothblatt says she believes there is little doubt humans will eventually invent ways to create virtual...

OkCupid's XOXO for Big Surveillance
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OkCupid's XOXO for Big Surveillance

Christian Rudder is a good writer—so good, in fact, it's easy for readers of Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking) to be smitten by his engaging...
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