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From 007 to 'Agent 111'
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From 007 to 'Agent 111'

James Bond-like spies have been eclipsed by a new generation of operatives who don't travel the world (not physically, anyway) or drink martinis, shaken or stirred...

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?

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.

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.

The Rise of Strategic Cyberwar?
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The Rise of Strategic Cyberwar?

Cyberwar is not simply a lineal descendant of strategic air power; rather, it is the next face of battle.

Toward Oversight, and More Debate, of Cyber Weaponry
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Toward Oversight, and More Debate, of Cyber Weaponry

Policies and strategies that may lead to or initiate acts of cyberwar should be subject to scrutiny. 

Ethical Theories Spotted in Silicon Valley
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Ethical Theories Spotted in Silicon Valley

Some of the prevailing theories of ethics surface in modern high tech.  We take a quick and rather superficial look at their tracks on the ground, noting especially...

Just Press Reboot
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Just Press Reboot

Why does the press continue to talk about "computer problems"?

Fact Versus Frivolity in Facebook
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Fact Versus Frivolity in Facebook

Facebook, for the sake of its own business integrity and for the sake of the public, should give up any attempt to guarantee veracity in items posted by users.

ACM's Open-Conference Principle and Political Reality
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ACM's Open-Conference Principle and Political Reality

The Open-Conference Principle is aimed at benefiting society.

The Real Lesson of the Alleged Russian Hack
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The Real Lesson of the Alleged Russian Hack

Despite more than two decades of consistent public warnings that have reached the highest levels of government, cybersecurity throughout much of the world is in...

What Happened?
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What Happened?

As forecasters attempt to understand exactly what happened in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the data itself may hold vital clues.

Is Academia Guilty of Intellectual Colonization of Practice?
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Is Academia Guilty of Intellectual Colonization of Practice?

Researchers should not treat practitioners as mere objects of their studies or simple sources of data, but work towards creating research partnerships with practitioners...

Stop Trying to Deter Cyberattacks
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Stop Trying to Deter Cyberattacks

Whither cyber deterrence? In my view, let it wither.

A Presidential Policy Directive With Little Direction
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A Presidential Policy Directive With Little Direction

Cybersecurity is integral in nature in a very connected world; the insecurity of some contributes to the vulnerability of all.

Making the World Fair and Just
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Making the World Fair and Just

Wendy Powley and Gloria Childress Townsend report on the National Center for Women & IT Annual Summit, themed "making the world fair and just."  

California's Internet Voting Initiatives
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California's Internet Voting Initiatives

The vast majority of computer and network security experts agree that there is currently no way to adequately secure an online public election.

State of the States: Progress Toward CS For All
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State of the States: Progress Toward CS For All

Achieving the President's goal of CS for All requires change at the local level. Here's the current state of the states.

Toward a Discourse on Cyber Strategy
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Toward a Discourse on Cyber Strategy

Efforts to understand how advanced information technologies will affect future conflicts seem to be missing, or are taking place far from the public eye.
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