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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.


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Rules of Engagement For Cyberwars See Slow Progress

Rules of cyberwar engagement are lagging behind world powers' development of their cyberwarfare capabilities.  Meanwhile, cyberwarfare funding continues to rise...

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Google to Map Inflation Using Web Data

Google is using its vast database of web shopping data to construct the "Google Price Index"—a daily measure of inflation that could one day provide an alternative...

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Chinese and Saudis Lead Way in Internet Use

People in China and the Middle East are the busiest and most enthusiastic internet users, a study of the world’s online habits has revealed.

Wikileaks: Hard Facts and a Hacker Ethos
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Wikileaks: Hard Facts and a Hacker Ethos

Julian Assange has been hailed as a hero of investigative journalism and condemned as a risk to national security. Wikileaks, the site of which he is director,...

Fears Over Dearth of Engineers in Europe
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Fears Over Dearth of Engineers in Europe

The European Roundtable of Industrialists says that Europe needs to take action to encourage people to become engineers or risk losing out to India and China. 

Scientist Infects Himself With Computer Virus
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Scientist Infects Himself With Computer Virus

University of Reading scientist Mark Gasson has deliberately infected himself with a computer virus in order to study the potential risks of implanting electronic...

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China Set For Global Lead in Scientific Research

China has demonstrated the most growth in scientific research of any country in the past three decades and is on pace to overtake the United States as the world's...

India: A Nation Develops
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India: A Nation Develops

India is making the transition from a global outsourcing center to a global innovation nexus, but lingering challenges include persistent infrastructure difficulties...

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Futurephile: Knowledge Embedded in Everything

The day will come when everyone will wear glasses with a computer overlay capable of processing the faces of passersby and tell wearers if they have met someone...

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Secret War on Web Crooks Revealed

Three times a year, leaders from the world's major technology and communications companies meet to discuss strategies for preventing the Internet from becoming...

No Catch: Robot Fish to Hunt Pollution
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No Catch: Robot Fish to Hunt Pollution

Researchers at Britain's University of Essex and the BMT Group have developed robotic fish that will be released into the port of Gijon in northern Spain to monitor...

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It Built Into Your Jewelery

Henry Tirri, Nokia's head of research, says the economic downturn will lead to more investments in collaboration tools, broadband, video, and mobile technology...

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Pcs Will Become Sensitive

Over the next decade, IT will become increasingly pervasive but computers will be less prevalent as they are incorporated into vehicles, desks, and even furniture...
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