February 2011 - Vol. 54 No. 2

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Features

News

In the Virtual Extension

To ensure the timely publication of articles, Communications created the Virtual Extension (VE) to expand the page limitations of the print edition by bringing readers the same high-quality articles in an online-only format. VE articles undergo the same rigorous review process as those in the print edition and are accepted for publication on merit. The following synopses are from articles now available in their entirety to ACM members via the Digital Library.
Opinion Privacy and security

Against Cyberterrorism

Cyberterrorism is a concept that appears recurrently in contemporary media. This coverage is particularly interesting if one believes, as I do, that no act of cyberterrorism has ever yet occurred and is unlikely to at any time in the near future.
Opinion Education

From Science to Engineering

A series of recent reports claim the U.S. education system is in a very severe crisis; others suggest the crisis is "overblown." An explanation that satisfies these differing claims is that we are educating large numbers of students, but not well enough to address future needs.

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