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CFP: Activism and Social Networking Advocating For Privacy
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CFP: Activism and Social Networking Advocating For Privacy

The Computers Freedom and Privacy Conference (CFP) continued Tuesday afternoon with a panel called Activism and Social Networking: Advocating for Privacy.  Panelists...

CFP: Opening Plenary Privacy and Free Speech
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CFP: Opening Plenary Privacy and Free Speech

The opening plenary of this year's Computers Freedom and Privacy Conference (CFP) had a decidedly business orientation.  Titled "Privacy and Free Speech: It's Good...

Robots: From 'What If' to 'Now That'
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Robots: From 'What If' to 'Now That'

Our panel at CFP will explore how robotics implicates civil liberties today, and in the near term. We will discuss issues from the ethical ramifications of robots...

Research Summers
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Research Summers

Research challenges us to pose new questions, choose exploratory avenues carefully, and be frugal and wise stewards of the financial trust invested in us. 

Virtual Education: One More Step to Close the Gap
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Virtual Education: One More Step to Close the Gap

Is virtual education a feasible option to deliver rich educational contents to country side zones where no traditional schools are available?

Online Information Brokers & the Challenges of Privacy in a Networked World
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Online Information Brokers & the Challenges of Privacy in a Networked World

At Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, we receive phone calls and emails about online information brokers almost daily. The individuals who contact us are often those...

How Many Computers Will You Own?
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How Many Computers Will You Own?

How many computing devices will you have in ten years? Two? Six? Just one?

Albion College Eliminates Computer Science
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Albion College Eliminates Computer Science

Albion College decides to eliminate the computer science major due to budget cuts and low enrollment, because it's not really part of 21st century work.

The Complicated Issues of Computing Education in Qatar
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The Complicated Issues of Computing Education in Qatar

The ACM Education Board visited Qatar at the beginning of May.  At Qatar University, 70% of the students in CS are women, and those we met are hungry to produce...

On Social Networks, Political Campaigns and Threats
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On Social Networks, Political Campaigns and Threats

 Brief discussion on how social networks are now the battlefield of political campaigns, death threats and more.

Consumerization of IT and Research
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Consumerization of IT and Research

When a corporate, government, or university IT department of the 1970s debated an upgrade to its IBM S/370 mainframes, it is doubtful that the IT director was in...

Robots After Roomba: The Ethics of Electronic Companions
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Robots After Roomba: The Ethics of Electronic Companions

As robots become woven into the fabric of daily life, what ethical issues will the world face?

Electronic Voting Systems
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Electronic Voting Systems

 What are the implications of electronic voting? Which countries are using this system? What are the advantages of using such systems? And what are the problems...

Time to Rethink Computer Science Education: The (Social) Web Changes Everything!
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Time to Rethink Computer Science Education: The (Social) Web Changes Everything!

Let's rethink computer science education in face of Web 1.0, Web 2.0, and beyond. The Internet have changed everything we know about how computing is done.  It's...

Learning from the DARPA Network Challenge
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Learning from the DARPA Network Challenge

Part 3: Lessons Learned. This is the story of the Georgia Tech team's experiences in the DARPA Network Challenge, a competition designed to see how online social...

Has the Spam War Been Won?
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Has the Spam War Been Won?

A decade ago, e-mail spam was a severe problem.  Now, e-mail spam is barely noticeable.  After years of battles between spam filters and spammers creating new tricks...

Presentations, Humor, and Memes
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Presentations, Humor, and Memes

I have been reflecting on the nature of technical presentations. Public speaking can be great fun. When done well, it is a form of performance art. Enjoy it, and...

200 Years of Independence and Internet-Available Information
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200 Years of Independence and Internet-Available Information

A quick summary of Web sites about the celebration of 200 years of independence in Latin America.

Finding DARPA's 10 Red Balloons
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Finding DARPA's 10 Red Balloons

Part 2: Launch Day. This is the story of the Georgia Tech team's experiences in the DARPA Network Challenge, a competition designed to see how online social networks...

Preparing For the DARPA Network Challenge
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Preparing For the DARPA Network Challenge

In late 2009 DARPA held its Network Challenge, a competition designed to see how online social networks could locate 10 red weather balloons moored throughout the...
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