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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.

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 Citadel and the Amusement Park
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The Citadel and the Amusement Park

There are two kinds of Web sites.

Keynotes at SIGIR 2017
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Keynotes at SIGIR 2017

This article summarizes the keynotes in the main session and from the Workshop on Conversational Approaches to Information Retrieval.

Fact Over Fiction
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Fact Over Fiction

Given a choice between the right to mass-disinform and democracy, I choose democracy.

Star Trek@50: Inspiring Discovery and Innovation
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Star [email protected]: Inspiring Discovery and Innovation

Star Trek has inspired generations to pursue science and technology careers, not a few of whom have transformed part of it into technological and commercial fact...

The Emerging Technology Landscape in China
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The Emerging Technology Landscape in China

Observations about the emerging technology landscape in China, looking at mobile social networking, mobile payments, taxi hailing, and same or next day delivery...

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.

SIGGRAPH Presents 2015 Awards
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SIGGRAPH Presents 2015 Awards

Five are honored for exceptional achievements in computer graphics and interactive techniques.

Exascale Computing and Big Data: Time To Reunite
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Exascale Computing and Big Data: Time To Reunite

It is past time to reunite the big data, cloud, and high-performance computing communities. Each can each learn much from the other.

From Russia, Without Love
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From Russia, Without Love

Considering Russia's alleged involvement in international cyber incidents, and its willingness to stop them.

Meet A.I. Joe
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Meet A.I. Joe

In the 70 years since the end of World War II, AI has advanced enormously, and the military has continued to show a steady appetite for acquiring lethal robots....

Budget Beowulf Clusters
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Budget Beowulf Clusters

At SIGCSE 2015, five CS educators brought and live-demo'd the low-cost Beowulf clusters they had built for teaching parallel and distributed computing.

Locality, Locality, Locality: A Note from Sc14
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Locality, Locality, Locality: A Note from Sc14

Steadily growing chips, systems, and application parallelism are driving the movement of data across larger distances in systems, and data locality is becoming...

Animal-Human Computer Interaction: The First International Congress Report
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Animal-Human Computer Interaction: The First International Congress Report

Was the Internet communication really invented exclusively for humans, or do you think your cat should join your weekend teleconference?

Through A Google Glass, Darkly
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Through A Google Glass, Darkly

I have been wearing Google Glass as both a technical assessment of utility and as a social study in human dynamics and expectations.

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ACM Multimedia 2013 – Challenges and Competitions

The program of ACM Multimedia is very diverse: apart from oral and poster presentations, panels and keynotes there are challenges and competitions. Some may really...

Heidelberg Laureate Forum: Research At the Interface Between Disciplines
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Heidelberg Laureate Forum: Research At the Interface Between Disciplines

The importance of interdisciplinary work, particularly in applying mathematics and computer science to biology, was a topic emphasized throughout the Heidelberg...

Heidelberg Laureate Forum: Who Invented the Computer?
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Heidelberg Laureate Forum: Who Invented the Computer?

Comments after the first lecture by Prof. Raj Reddy at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum.

Heidelberg Laureate Forum: Meet Your Role Models
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Heidelberg Laureate Forum: Meet Your Role Models

This blog posts highlights two of my favorite moments from the second day at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum. I had the pleasure of speaking with Vinton G. Cerf and...
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