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A Stable Future For Computing Education Requires Collaboration Beyond CS
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A Stable Future For Computing Education Requires Collaboration Beyond CS

 If you were a superintendent of a big city school district, would you require every school in your district to teach computer science without reliable production...

Turing's 1936 Paper and the First Dutch Computers
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Turing's 1936 Paper and the First Dutch Computers

The following question has polarized the computer-science community: Did Alan Turing's 1936 paper 'On Computable Numbers' influence the early history of computer...

Why HCI Should Listen to Mothers
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Why HCI Should Listen to Mothers

A call for the HCI community to spend some design effort on helping new mothers with the considerable physical and emotional challenges they face.

Leaping the Exascale Chasm
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Leaping the Exascale Chasm

The global race is on to build ever-faster supercomputers, fueled by a combination of scientific and engineering needs to simulate phenomena with greater resolution...

Why Scientists and Engineers Must Learn Programming
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Why Scientists and Engineers Must Learn Programming

Scientists and engineers who program can work 10 to 100 times faster and come up with more creative solutions than those who don't.

Reaching For Engelbart's Vision of the Future
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Reaching For Engelbart's Vision of the Future

 A meditation on Douglas Engelbart's impact on interactive computing.

ACM-W: One Way to Support Women in Computing!
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ACM-W: One Way to Support Women in Computing!

An update on ACM-W activities in 2012-2013, and a look to the coming year.

The Lull Before the Storm
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The Lull Before the Storm

The evening before the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Finals.

CFP: Homegrown Drones: Should the FAA Take on Regulating Hobbyists?
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CFP: Homegrown Drones: Should the FAA Take on Regulating Hobbyists?

Panel discusses whether drone use by individuals should be regulated by the FAA.

CFP: FTC Commissioner Julie Brill
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CFP: FTC Commissioner Julie Brill

Commissioner Brill addresses four major challenges to Big Data and the Reclaim Your Name Initiative 

CFP: A Conversation on ECPA Reform in Congress
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CFP: A Conversation on ECPA Reform in Congress

Representatives Jason Chaffetz (R-UT, 3) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA,19) discuss the bills they have introduced and the importance of Congressional action on privacy...

CFP: Cybersecurity
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CFP: Cybersecurity

Herb Lin and Jeff Greene emphasized that the industry status quo is not stable. Companies are being aggressively hacked and will not simply sit still.

CFP: Workshop Explores Privacy By Design
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CFP: Workshop Explores Privacy By Design

Software developers discuss new technologies for protecting privacy.

CFP: Domain Seizures and Online Free Expression
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CFP: Domain Seizures and Online Free Expression

The overwhelming secrecy surrounding seizures conducted under Operation in Our Sites is inexplicable.

CFP: Intellectual Property v. Personal Property: Owning Digital Media and the First Sale Doctrine
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CFP: Intellectual Property v. Personal Property: Owning Digital Media and the First Sale Doctrine

There is a growing tension between consumers and content companies when it comes to the manner in which content is purchased and what consumers expect to be able...

CFP: Prism
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CFP: Prism

PRISM may be least problematic of disclosed programs. -Ashkan Soltani

CFP: Bridging the Divide: U­.S. and E.U. Perspectives on Privacy
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CFP: Bridging the Divide: U­.S. and E.U. Perspectives on Privacy

While we have heard from two representatives from the EU on privacy, no one from the US government will join us for the first panel.

Twitter Coverage of the ACM Awards
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Twitter Coverage of the ACM Awards

An aggregation of tweets I posted during the ACM Awards ceremony in San Francisco on June 15.

The Role of Hypercard in Today's World
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The Role of Hypercard in Today's World

 HyperCard is an end-user programming tool from the 1990's.  A new version that runs on most modern platforms raises the question of the role of end-user programming...

Simplifying Communication
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Simplifying Communication

How often have you picked up a scholarly journal in a discipline far removed from your expertise, only to be stymied and mystified by the disciplinary jargon?  We...
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