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Introducing the First UA Ambassadors
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Introducing the First UA Ambassadors

By Don Hollander, Secretary General of the UASG The issue of Universal Acceptance of all domain names and all email addresses is well understood by members of the...

Happy 0x50th Birthday, Donald Knuth
From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Happy 0x50th Birthday, Donald Knuth

Donald Knuth’s 80th=0x50th birthday was on January 10.

Report to the ICANN & UASG Community on Recent Activities
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Report to the ICANN & UASG Community on Recent Activities

Download PDF Core messages at ICANN61 The UASG has several core messages that we’re working on during ICANN61: The first is working through our workshop agendas...

Microsoft announcement of EAI in India
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Microsoft announcement of EAI in India

Today, International Mother Language Day, we announced support for EAI in Office 365 and Outlook.com.  We are focusing on Outlook and webmail for now, though we...

USACM Submits Comments Supporting Security Research DMCA Exemption
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Submits Comments Supporting Security Research DMCA Exemption

On December 19, USACM submitted a short comment to the Copyright Office in support of an exemption to the prohibitions against circumvention of copyright protection...

2017 in Review: UASG Continues Its Mission
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

2017 in Review: UASG Continues Its Mission

By Don Hollander, Secretary General of the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) 2017 was an important year for the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG)...

How Machine Learning Advances Will Improve the Fairness of Algorithms
From ACM on Huffington Post

How Machine Learning Advances Will Improve the Fairness of Algorithms

By Jennifer T. Chayes, Distinguished Scientist and Managing Director, Microsoft Research, and ACM Fellow Machine learning

Artificial Intelligence Poised to Improve Lives of People With Disabilities
From ACM on Huffington Post

Artificial Intelligence Poised to Improve Lives of People With Disabilities

By Shari Trewin, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and Chair, Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on

In Praise of Spaghetti Code
From [email protected]

In Praise of Spaghetti Code

Spaghetti code is not getting any respect. Software experts denigrate it; coding classes avoid it like the plague; and when students go out into the world, they...

ACM Public Policy Groups Release Guidance on Internet of Things Privacy and Security
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

ACM Public Policy Groups Release Guidance on Internet of Things Privacy and Security

The ACM U.S. Public Policy Council and the ACM Europe Council Policy Committee jointly released a Statement on Internet of Things Privacy and Security addressing...

Global Technology Policy Newsletter June 2017
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Global Technology Policy Newsletter June 2017

ACM PUBLIC POLICY HIGHLIGHTS ACM provides independent, nonpartisan, and technology-neutral research and resources to policy leaders, stakeholders, and the public...

U.S. and European Computing Researchers and Practitioners Announce Steps to Prevent Algorithmic Bias
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

U.S. and European Computing Researchers and Practitioners Announce Steps to Prevent Algorithmic Bias

Recognizing the ubiquity of algorithms in our daily lives, as well as their far-reaching impact, the ACM US Public Policy Council and the ACM Europe Council Policy...

Is Computing in Reverse the Next Big Thing?
From [email protected]

Is Computing in Reverse the Next Big Thing?

Some computer scientists and physicists are looking beyond the limits of current computing to “reversible computing.” The post Is Computing in Reverse the NextBLOG...

ACM U.S. Public Policy Council Releases Guidance on Computing and Network Security
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

ACM U.S. Public Policy Council Releases Guidance on Computing and Network Security

The ACM U.S. Public Policy Council issued a set of guidelines for organizations to protect the security of their computing and network systems. In its Statement...

Blockchains Could Add Trillions of Dollars to the Global Economy
From ACM on Huffington Post

Blockchains Could Add Trillions of Dollars to the Global Economy

By Toufi Saliba, CEO of PrivacyShell and Chair, ACM Practitioners Board Conference Committee Imagine if the entire global

Briefing on Computer Science and STEM Education for U.S. Congress
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Briefing on Computer Science and STEM Education for U.S. Congress

On May 10, the ACM Education Policy Committee co-sponsored a briefing for Congress on “STEM 101: Major Policy Issues for the 115th Congress.” Organized by the STEM...

How to Deal with Post-truthism
From [email protected]

How to Deal with Post-truthism

The very definition of post-truth implies rejecting fact-based logic. Too few possess the skill of distinguishing between self-serving claims, and reliable, well...

Global Technology Policy Newsletter – May 2017
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Global Technology Policy Newsletter – May 2017

ACM PUBLIC POLICY HIGHLIGHTS ACM provides independent, nonpartisan, and technology-neutral research and resources to policy leaders, stakeholders, and the public...

UK Parliament Science and Technology Committee Explores Use of Algorithms in Decision Making
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

UK Parliament Science and Technology Committee Explores Use of Algorithms in Decision Making

The UK-based Royal Statistical Society expressed support for the ACM U.S. Public Policy Council Statement on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability in its...

Insider Attacks Are A Bigger and Harder Threat?
From [email protected]

Insider Attacks Are A Bigger and Harder Threat?

There is a new trend apparently emerging to defend against data loss and data damage as a result of external hacking. Some organizations have been removing their...
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