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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?

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...

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...

Isaac Asimov Mulls 'How Do People Get New Ideas?'
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Isaac Asimov Mulls 'How Do People Get New Ideas?'

In 1959, I worked as a scientist at Allied Research Associates in Boston.

To Siri, With Love
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To Siri, With Love

Just how bad a mother am I? I wondered, as I watched my 13-year-old son deep in conversation with Siri.

How Big Data Algorithms See Us—While They Eat Us Up
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How Big Data Algorithms See Us—While They Eat Us Up

Four years ago I interviewed Sam Yagan, then CEO of OKCupid, about the mathematics underlying his free matchmaking site.

Countering Tech's Damaging Effect on Jobs
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Countering Tech's Damaging Effect on Jobs

Advances in information and communications technology are destroying more jobs in advanced economies than the advances are creating. This poses a political challenge...

The Adultery Arms Race
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The Adultery Arms Race

Jay's wife, Ann, was supposed to be out of town on business.

The August Smart Lock Shows Why You Should Stick With Dumb Keys
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The August Smart Lock Shows Why You Should Stick With Dumb Keys

You almost certainly don't need a digital smart lock for your front door.

Why Germans Are Afraid of Google
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Why Germans Are Afraid of Google

These days Germany is known for being many things: a leader in clean technology, a manufacturing powerhouse, Europe's foreign policy center.

Find Out What Your ZIP Code Predicts You'll Buy
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Find Out What Your ZIP Code Predicts You'll Buy

Where you live says a lot about you—and nobody knows that better than marketeers. Now, though, you can take a glimpse at what they know, using this searchable map...

The Myth of the Lone Genius
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The Myth of the Lone Genius

The computer and the Internet are among the most important inventions of our era, but few people know who created them.

Should We Tailor Difficulty of a School Text to Child's Comfort Level or Make Them Sweat?
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Should We Tailor Difficulty of a School Text to Child's Comfort Level or Make Them Sweat?

"A man who traveled from Liberia to visit family members in Texas tested positive for Ebola on Tuesday, marking the outbreak's first diagnosis outside of Africa...

The Planning Machine
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The Planning Machine

In June, 1972, Ángel Parra, Chile’s leading folksinger, wrote a song titled "Litany for a Computer and a Baby About to Be Born."
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