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An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


Censoring Sensors
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Censoring Sensors

Amid growing outcry over controversial online videos, tech firms grapple with how best to police online advertising.

Security Experts Weigh in on Apple vs. the Fbi, Public Policy and the Law at Nyu Event
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Security Experts Weigh in on Apple vs. the Fbi, Public Policy and the Law at Nyu Event

Most participants agreed the growing sophistication of security threats demands a shift from preventing attacks to detecting them as quickly as possible.

Molecular Moonshots
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Molecular Moonshots

Synthetic biologists may be closing in on potentially world-changing breakthroughs, but they are often hamstrung by a shortage of software tools.

Patient, Heal Thyself
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Patient, Heal Thyself

New handheld medical diagnostic tools promise more efficient, lower-cost healthcare — but at what price?

Revving the Rover
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Revving the Rover

The new Mars rover has attracted plenty of attention for its planetary gymnastics, but the big breakthroughs are under the hood.

Analyzing Apple Products
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Analyzing Apple Products

Researchers untangle the complex web of Apple's global supply chain — and offer lessons for managers and policymakers trying to chart the future course of U.S....

Hacking Cars
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Hacking Cars

Researchers have discovered important security flaws in modern automobile systems. Will car thieves learn to pick locks with their laptops?

Web Science Meets Network Science
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Web Science Meets Network Science

A pair of divergent scientific communities discusses their similarities and differences, and search for common ground.

The Touchy Subject of Haptics
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The Touchy Subject of Haptics

After more than 20 years of research and development, are haptic interfaces finally getting ready to enter the computing mainstream?
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