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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.


A Traffic Cop for Low Earth Orbit
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A Traffic Cop for Low Earth Orbit

Who will be the space traffic controller for orbiting objects?

Is MFA Needed to Improve Security?
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Is MFA Needed to Improve Security?

Considering the outlook for multi-factor authentication applications.

Helping NASA Return to the Moon
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Helping NASA Return to the Moon

Charlie Blackwell-Thompson is the first woman to serve as launch director for the U.S. space agency.

Technological Responses to COVID-19
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Technological Responses to COVID-19

Companies are finding new ways to enforce social distancing, clean public spaces, and provide substitutes for human workers.

“Can You Hear Me Now That I’m On 5G?”
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“Can You Hear Me Now That I’m On 5G?”

Additional 5G spectrum is on the way…but which entity will control it?

Consumers Increasingly Touch on Contactless Payments
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Consumers Increasingly Touch on Contactless Payments

The ability to pay touch-free during the Coronavirus pandemic is persuading more consumers and retailers to go contactless.

Natural Language Misunderstanding
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Natural Language Misunderstanding

How do we eliminate bias in automated speech recognition?

Who Has Access to Your Smartphone Data?
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Who Has Access to Your Smartphone Data?

ISPs, app developers, and even the government may know more about you than you think.

A Speed Bump on the Road to 5G?
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A Speed Bump on the Road to 5G?

The impact of the coronavirus lockdown on the buildout of 5G networks appears to have been minimal.

Bolstering Bandwidth with Dual-Channel Wi-Fi
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Bolstering Bandwidth with Dual-Channel Wi-Fi

Looking at solutions to handle growing Wi-Fi traffic.

Reducing and Eliminating E-Waste
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Reducing and Eliminating E-Waste

We need to mitigate the environmental impact of disposing of electronics at their end of useful life.
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