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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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Deceiving the Masses on Social Media
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Deceiving the Masses on Social Media

The social media platforms like their freedom, but information gerrymandering may require legislation to fix.

Keeping Students Educated and Engaged
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Keeping Students Educated and Engaged

The use of distance learning has grown quickly in primary education, in response to school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Technology for the Deaf
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Technology for the Deaf

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

AI in Contact Centers
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AI in Contact Centers

Artificial intelligence technologies are being deployed to improve the customer service experience.

Cuny Tutor Program Highlights Math, CS Careers to Nyc Students
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Cuny Tutor Program Highlights Math, CS Careers to Nyc Students

A City University of New York program helps public school students learn science and math, and provides them with role models.

Bionics in Competition
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Bionics in Competition

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

Avoiding the Crush
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Avoiding the Crush

Using algorithms to anticipate crowd behavior.

Did You Really Write That?
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Did You Really Write That?

Online software is helping to thwart plagiarism.

Existing Technologies Can Assist the Disabled
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Existing Technologies Can Assist the Disabled

Researchers consider how to adapt broadly available technology products for those battling physical impairments.

Advertising via Algorithm
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Advertising via Algorithm

Global programmatic advertising is projected to account for 60% of all digital display ads this year.

Technology Brings Online Education in Line with Campus Programs
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Technology Brings Online Education in Line with Campus Programs

Whether sitting in front of a screen or in a classroom, online and campus-based institutions want to verify students actually attend classes, take exams.

Court Reaffirms Ftc Authority to Prosecute Cybersecurity Breaches
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Court Reaffirms Ftc Authority to Prosecute Cybersecurity Breaches

The ruling underscores corporate responsibility to protect consumer data.

Smart Home Technologies Fit New Homes and Retrofits
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Smart Home Technologies Fit New Homes and Retrofits

Most home builders now offer smart technology options for new homes, but the aftermarket holds great promise, and greater affordability as well.

Putting the Data Science Into Journalism
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Putting the Data Science Into Journalism

News organizations increasingly use techniques like data mining, Web scraping, and data visualization to uncover information that would be impossible to identify...

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.
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