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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
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Monetizing Your Personal Data

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

The Road Ahead for Augmented Reality
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The Road Ahead for Augmented Reality

A heads-up look at augmented reality head-up displays.

Algorithmic Poverty
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Algorithmic Poverty

Algorithms can have a devastating impact on people's lives, especially if they already are struggling economically.

Tracking Shoppers
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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...

It's Not the Algorithm, It's the Data
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It's Not the Algorithm, It's the Data

In risk assessment and predictive policing, biased data can yield biased results.

Coding as Sport
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Coding as Sport

Programming competitions help identify and reward those who excel in coding.

Using Technology to Help People
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Using Technology to Help People

Companies are creating technological solutions for individuals, then generalizing them to broader populations that need similar assistance.

­nique Games Conjecture Results in Nevanlinna Prize
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­nique Games Conjecture Results in Nevanlinna Prize

Theoretical computer scientist Subhash Khot is recognized for his "prescient definition of the ‘Unique Games’ problem" and for "leading the effort to understand...

Software-Defined Networking
From Communications of the ACM

Software-Defined Networking

Novel architecture allows programmers to quickly reconfigure network resource usage.
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