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Barclays Installs Spyware on Employees' Computers
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Barclays Installs Spyware on Employees' Computers

Barclays has installed "Big Brother" monitoring software on the computers of workers at its London headquarters.

A Coding School Tuition Model Spreads to Four-Year Colleges
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A Coding School Tuition Model Spreads to Four-Year Colleges

Income share agreements first gained popularity with tech bootcamps. Now some traditional U.S. universities are offering the tools as substitutes for student loans...

Academic Work With China Chilled by Federal Concerns
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Academic Work With China Chilled by Federal Concerns

Federal concerns that China is trying to steal cutting-edge science from U.S. campuses are forcing universities to take a hard look at ties with Chinese companies...

Devotee Accused of Stealing From Alan Turing's Archive
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Devotee Accused of Stealing From Alan Turing's Archive

Federal officials in Colorado say they recovered World War II-era codebreaker Alan Turing's doctoral degree, knighthood medal, and other pieces of memorabilia almost...

CSIR Ph.D. Not Good Enough for Some Indian NITs
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CSIR Ph.D. Not Good Enough for Some Indian NITs

In a practice researchers call "institutional racism," a few NITs in India only accept candidates for a faculty position if they have at least one degree from a...

Chinese Coding Guru Suspended for Fake Claims
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Chinese Coding Guru Suspended for Fake Claims

The prestigious Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences has suspended lab scientist Liu Lei and said he faces an investigation for claiming...

Data Science Community Rocked by Pet Adoption Contest Cheating Scandal
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Data Science Community Rocked by Pet Adoption Contest Cheating Scandal

A team of programmers scraped data from a pet adoption website to cheat in a $10,000 contest that was intended to help shelter pets get adopted.

I Was A Teenage Code-Breaker at Bletchley Park
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I Was A Teenage Code-Breaker at Bletchley Park

Helen Andrews was one of the youngest workers at Bletchley Park in 1940. She has only recently started talking about her experiences

Contractor Planted Logic Bombs In His Software to Ensure He'd Get New Work
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Contractor Planted Logic Bombs In His Software to Ensure He'd Get New Work

A former contractor for Siemens planted logic bombs in projects he designed that caused them to periodically malfunction. Then wait for a call to come fix things...

Online Hate Speech Could Be Contained Like A Computer Virus, Researchers Say
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Online Hate Speech Could Be Contained Like A Computer Virus, Researchers Say

Online hate speech could be tackled using the same "quarantine" approach deployed to combat malicious software, University of Cambridge researchers say.

'Regret Clause' Most Effective Anti-Cheating Method for Harvard's Intro CS Course
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'Regret Clause' Most Effective Anti-Cheating Method for Harvard's Intro CS Course

A report on cheating in Harvard's "CS50: Introduction to Computer Science" course found that a "regret clause" introduced in 2014 to reduce referrals to the university's...

What Do Police Know About Digital Evidence?
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What Do Police Know About Digital Evidence?

A new report examines how well police officers recognize and handle digital evidence at a crime scene, where a smart TV or phone may provide evidence as important...

ICE Arrests More Students at Fake STEM University
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ICE Arrests More Students at Fake STEM University

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has arrested about 250 foreign-born students of a fake university near Detroit that marketed itself as offering...

NYC Creates a High-Level Position to Oversee Ethics in AI
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NYC Creates a High-Level Position to Oversee Ethics in AI

New York City is creating a position for an Algorithms Management and Policy Officer to serve as a centralized resource on algorithm policy and best practices for...

Want More Women and Minorities in STEM? Classroom Addresses Social Oppression
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Want More Women and Minorities in STEM? Classroom Addresses Social Oppression

A five-week social entrepreneurship program implemented through one of the largest community college systems in the United States  aims to instill entrepreneurial...

Sensor Sounds Alarm If Child or Pet Is Left Alone in Vehicle
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Sensor Sounds Alarm If Child or Pet Is Left Alone in Vehicle

A small, inexpensive sensor could save lives by triggering an alarm when a child or pet is left alone in a vehicle.

Virginia Plans to Create 31,000 New Computer Science Graduates
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Virginia Plans to Create 31,000 New Computer Science Graduates

Virginia will produce 31,000 technology graduates in computer science and related fields over the next 20 years by expanding a program that originally sought to...

Trump Administration's Denials of H-1B Visas Are Being Overturned at Record Rate
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Trump Administration's Denials of H-1B Visas Are Being Overturned at Record Rate

A record number of the Trump administration's denials of H-1B visa applications have been overturned on appeal, suggesting that the administration has been wrongfully...

Falsification Prevalent in Higher Education Hiring Processes, Study Says
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Falsification Prevalent in Higher Education Hiring Processes, Study Says

A recent study examined the misrepresentation of research accomplishments by academics applying for faculty jobs.

Why U.S. Tech Inventors Are So Highly Clustered
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Why U.S. Tech Inventors Are So Highly Clustered

New research finds that high-tech inventors are significantly more productive when they work in large clusters—but there are drawbacks.
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