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March 2015


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There Is Actually One Thing You Can Do to Fight the Surveillance Machine

There Is Actually One Thing You Can Do to Fight the Surveillance Machine

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Get Creative at Your Desk With a Little Playtime

Get Creative at Your Desk With a Little Playtime

Playing with a geometric puzzle or stress ball at your desk can seem like idle diversion. It may also spark clearer or more creative thinking.


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Are Your Devices Hardwired for Betrayal?

Are Your Devices Hardwired for Betrayal?

It's an interesting time to be a computer security researcher.


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The Easiest Way to Get Hacked: Use Phone at Phone Show

The Easiest Way to Get Hacked: Use Phone at Phone Show


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After Net Neutrality Vote, an Uncertain Future for the Internet

After Net Neutrality Vote, an Uncertain Future for the Internet

Thursday, during a rancorous meeting of the Federal Communications Commission, the agencyvoted 3-2 to impose public utility regulations on Internet access providers, resurrecting a 1934 law known as Title II.


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Copyrightability of Java APIs Revisited

Copyrightability of Java APIs Revisited

A recent case challenges the long-standing view that application program interfaces are not protectable under copyright law.


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Why Did Computer Science Make a Hero Out of Turing?

Why Did Computer Science Make a Hero Out of Turing?

Comparing the legacy of Alan Turing in computer science with that of Carl Friedrich Gauss in mathematics.


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The Real Software Crisis: Repeatability as a Core Value

The Real Software Crisis

Sharing experiences running artifact evaluation committees for five major conferences.


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Reaching a Broader Population of Students through 'Unplugged' Activities

Reaching a Broader Population of Students through 'Unplugged' Activities

Introducing children to fundamental computing concepts through Computer Science Unplugged.


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Humans in Computing: Growing Responsibilities for Researchers

Humans in Computing

Considering the role of institutional review boards in computing research.


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A Technician Shortage

A Technician Shortage

In our elation about rising CS enrollments, we are overlooking a growing shortage of computing technicians. Our education system is not responding to this need.

Blog at CACM
What Are The Best STEM Careers in 2015?
What Are The Best STEM Careers in 2015?
02.27.2015

According to U.S. News & World Report: Money, the top four STEM careers (and nine of the top 20) are …

Computing Education Must Go Beyond Intuition: The Need for Evidence-Based Practice
Computing Education Must Go Beyond Intuition: The Need for Evidence-Based Practice
02.22.2015

Computing educators' practice would dramatically improve if we drew on evidence, rather than intuition.

Feature-Based Development: The Lasagne and the Linguini
Feature-Based Development: The Lasagne and the Linguini
02.16.2015

Agile authors tell us that we can build systems one feature at a time. Can we?

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Researchers Report Milestone in Developing Quantum Computer
Researchers Report Milestone in Developing Quantum Computer
03.04.2015

Scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and at Google reported on …

Oxford Celebrates 200th Birthday of Ada Lovelace
Oxford Celebrates 200th Birthday of Ada Lovelace
03.04.2015

This year, the University of Oxford will celebrate the 200th …

Rosetta Catches Its Own Shadow
Rosetta Catches Its Own Shadow
03.04.2015

The highest resolution image yet taken of Comet 67P by …

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