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­Until the Craze Fades
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­Until the Craze Fades

Too much, perhaps, of a good thing?

Articulation of Decision Responsibility
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Articulation of Decision Responsibility

Can we establish a locution for the results of a program that does not ascribe decision-making power?

ACM Public Policy ­Update: 100-Day Highlights
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ACM Public Policy ­Update: 100-Day Highlights

Chronicling the First 100 Days this year of ACM's member-driven policy efforts in Europe and the U.S.

End Anonymous Refereeing
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End Anonymous Refereeing

Who came up with this bizarre idea?

Integrating CS to Improve Scores in Math, Science, and English Language Arts: New Result from Code.org and Outliers
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Integrating CS to Improve Scores in Math, Science, and English Language Arts: New Result from Code.org and Outliers

Evidence from Broward County of integrated CS curriculum having an impact on standardized tests 

Examples of Phenomenology in Computing
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Examples of Phenomenology in Computing

The branch of philosophy known as phenomenology can broaden our understanding of what is really going on in the tasks we address with computing.

What Went Wrong? Facebook and 'Sharing' Data with Cambridge Analytica
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What Went Wrong? Facebook and 'Sharing' Data with Cambridge Analytica

The road to the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal is strewn with failures.

Securing Threats to Election Systems
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Securing Threats to Election Systems

Election systems are supposed to be disconnected from the Internet, for obvious and sensible reasons. Most elections today, however, use computers.

Time To End The vi/Emacs Debate
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Time To End The vi/Emacs Debate

If you still use Emacs, I feel for you. Perhaps it is time to give vi a try.

Massive Retaliation 2.0
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Massive Retaliation 2.0

Reacting to the U.S. Nuclear Posture Review, which now tries to extend nuclear deterrence to cyberspace.

Let's Not Forget the 'Science' in 'Computer Science'
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Let's Not Forget the 'Science' in 'Computer Science'

There is a growing trend to treat very difficult problems in computer science as purely engineering problems where solutions are approximated using data-driven...

Tech Ethics at Work
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Tech Ethics at Work

Ethics for Tech must address how professional issues play out in the workplace, in real life.

Benefits of a Master's Degree in Computer Science
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Benefits of a Master's Degree in Computer Science

If you have the means, consider pursuing a master's degree in computer science.

How Can We Foster Inclusiveness?
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How Can We Foster Inclusiveness?

What can an individual do on a day-to-day basis to ensure that her/his environment fosters inclusiveness?

Learning Computer Science Is Different Than Learning Other STEM Disciplines
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Learning Computer Science Is Different Than Learning Other STEM Disciplines

Learning computer science has unique challenges that make it harder than learning other STEM disciplines.

The Real Costs of a Computer Science Teacher Are Opportunity Costs, and Those Are Enormous
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The Real Costs of a Computer Science Teacher Are Opportunity Costs, and Those Are Enormous

It is hard to convince people to become CS teachers (K–12 or University) when the opportunities elsewhere are so lucrative.

Human Acts and Computer Apps
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Human Acts and Computer Apps

Our behaviors often seem to mimic the procedures that we induce in computers. What questions does that raise?

The Citadel and the Amusement Park
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The Citadel and the Amusement Park

There are two kinds of Web sites.

The Binary System Was Created Long Before Leibniz
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The Binary System Was Created Long Before Leibniz

There are reports of much older number systems using only two symbols that have been developed mainly in Asia.

Student Liaison Program Debuts at SIGIR 2017
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Student Liaison Program Debuts at SIGIR 2017

The SIGIR Student Liaison Program supports an environment in which all students thrive.
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