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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.


Monetizing Your Personal Data
From Communications of the ACM

Monetizing Your Personal Data

What is your private data worth, to you and to the companies willing to pay you for it?

Is MFA Needed to Improve Security?
From ACM News

Is MFA Needed to Improve Security?

Considering the outlook for multi-factor authentication applications.

Technological Responses to COVID-19
From Communications of the ACM

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?”
From ACM News

“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
From ACM News

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.

Across the Language Barrier
From Communications of the ACM

Across the Language Barrier

Translation devices are getting better at making speech and text understandable in different languages.

Tracking Shoppers
From Communications of the ACM

Tracking Shoppers

Retailers of all stripes are using technology to follow consumers through their brick-and-mortar stores in order to develop detailed profiles of their shopping...

Regulating Information Technology
From Communications of the ACM

Regulating Information Technology

Why isn't IT regulated, when it can have such substantial impacts on people's lives?

Ethics in Technology Jobs
From Communications of the ACM

Ethics in Technology Jobs

Employees are increasingly challenging technology companies on their ethical choices.

Electronics Need Rare Earths
From Communications of the ACM

Electronics Need Rare Earths

Demand is expected to spike over the next few years, leading to higher prices and international trade issues.

Technology for the Deaf
From Communications of the ACM

Technology for the Deaf

Why aren't better assistive technologies available for those communicating using ASL?

The Construction Industry in the 21st Century
From Communications of the ACM

The Construction Industry in the 21st Century

Three-dimensional printing and other new technologies are revitalizing the business of building buildings.

Autonomous Construction Vehicles Are Building the Future
From ACM News

Autonomous Construction Vehicles Are Building the Future

Self-operated construction vehicles will gain traction long before self-driving cars.

Parallel Computational Thinking
From Communications of the ACM

Parallel Computational Thinking

Applications must be programmed to process instructions in parallel to take full advantage of the new multicore processors.

3D-Printing Human Body Parts
From Communications of the ACM

3D-Printing Human Body Parts

Bioprinting has generated bones, cartilage, and some muscles; hearts and livers are still years away.

Bionics in Competition
From Communications of the ACM

Bionics in Competition

Developers of innovative assistive devices compete as a means of networking with each other.

Financing the Dark Web
From Communications of the ACM

Financing the Dark Web

Cryptocurrencies are enabling illegal or immoral transactions in the dark corners of the Internet.

Can We Trust Autonomous Weapons?
From Communications of the ACM

Can We Trust Autonomous Weapons?

Nations consider using defense systems that can make their own lethal decisions.

Battling Algorithmic Bias
From Communications of the ACM

Battling Algorithmic Bias

How do we ensure algorithms treat us fairly?

Legal Advice on the Smartphone
From Communications of the ACM

Legal Advice on the Smartphone

New apps help individuals contest traffic, parking tickets.
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