A look at today's headlines suggests the transnational Internet and World Wide Web have become avenues through which the Peace of Westphalia agreement is regularly violated.
Vinton G. Cerf Page 6DEPARTMENT: Vardi's insights
Whether or not the theory of disruptive innovation has predictive power, it is a powerful story that explains the rise and fall of tech empires. It is deeply embedded in the psyche of Silicon Valley.
Moshe Y. Vardi Page 7DEPARTMENT: Letters to the editor
Moshe Y. Vardi's column "How the Hippies Destroyed the Internet" (July 2018) sent me to my computer in shock where I was relieved to find that nobody has actually yet destroyed the Internet.
CACM Staff Pages 9-11DEPARTMENT: BLOG@CACM
New data protection laws raise questions about whether certain jurisdictions are trying to thwart the ability of foreign governments to obtain data on their citizens.
Keith Kirkpatrick Pages 19-21COLUMN: Computing ethics
Mathematical tools such as S-curves locate inflection points in technology-accelerated social spaces; where we move next depends on our navigational skills.
Peter J. Denning Pages 28-30COLUMN: Viewpoint
Strong correlation indicates notable research productivity of individual faculty members in turn boosts the standing of their programs.
Slobodan Vucetic, Ashis Kumar Chanda, Shanshan Zhang, Tian Bai, Aniruddha Maiti Pages 70-76SECTION: Review articles
Deterministic database systems show great promise, but their deployment may require changes in the way developers interact with the database.
Daniel J. Abadi, Jose M. Faleiro Pages 78-88SECTION: Research highlights
"Emotion Recognition Using Wireless Signals" shows that not only can the heartrate be counted with accuracy comparable to ECG devices, but the variabilities of the heart signals—in each pulse—can be recognized as well.
Romit Roy Choudhury Page 90