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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.


Making Traffic a Thing of the Past
From Communications of the ACM

Making Traffic a Thing of the Past

New AI technologies are making it possible to autonomously reduce traffic.

The Impact of Virtual Meetings
From Communications of the ACM

The Impact of Virtual Meetings

Virtual meetings have mixed effects on employee productivity, creativity, and relationships.

Extreme Security for Users Targeted by Cyberattack
From ACM News

Extreme Security for Users Targeted by Cyberattack

Apple's Lockdown Mode provides serious security to individuals personally targeted by sophisticated attackers.

Addressing Labor Shortages with Automation
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Addressing Labor Shortages with Automation

Labor shortages have many companies turning to automation technology, but with mixed outcomes.

Technology's Impact on Morality
From Communications of the ACM

Technology's Impact on Morality

Leading technologists and thinkers are concerned about technology's impact on our ethical thinking.

The Unionization of Technology Companies
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The Unionization of Technology Companies

New unions could change how tech giants engage with their employees.

The State of Virtual Reality Hardware
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The State of Virtual Reality Hardware

Advances in VR hardware could finally take the technology mainstream.

Are We Addicted to Technology?
From Communications of the ACM

Are We Addicted to Technology?

Experts agree technology causes some negative behaviors, but they are divided on how bad the problem is.

How the Internet Spans the Globe
From Communications of the ACM

How the Internet Spans the Globe

The modern Internet is made possible by hundreds of thousands of miles of undersea cables.

Real-World Applications for Drones
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Real-World Applications for Drones

Unmanned vehicles have a number of compelling real-world use cases.

The Problem with SMS Two-Factor Authentication
From ACM News

The Problem with SMS Two-Factor Authentication

SMS two-factor authentication has some security issues that have prompted companies to get creative.

Building a Better Battery
From Communications of the ACM

Building a Better Battery

How researchers are improving energy storage devices for power generated from renewable sources like solar and wind.

Why Cryptocurrencies Use So Much Energy
From Communications of the ACM

Why Cryptocurrencies Use So Much Energy

The electricity consumption of mining for cryptocurrencies is becoming a real concern. Here's what to do about it.

Getting Hooked on Tech
From Communications of the ACM

Getting Hooked on Tech

Are technology companies maximizing profits by making users addicted to their products?

The War Over the Value of Personal Data
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The War Over the Value of Personal Data

In a world increasingly dependent on turning personal data into profits, it is unclear how much that data is actually worth.

Why Is It Difficult For the Fbi to Break Into Smartphones?
From ACM News

Why Is It Difficult For the Fbi to Break Into Smartphones?

Turing Laureate Whitfield Diffie explains why the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is unable to break the encryption on your smartphone.

The Quantum Threat to Cryptocurrencies
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The Quantum Threat to Cryptocurrencies

Quantum computing could fundamentally break cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and throw markets into turmoil.  

Law Enforcement’s Ongoing Problem with Mobile Encryption
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Law Enforcement’s Ongoing Problem with Mobile Encryption

Organizations like the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation have a hard time cracking suspects' smartphones, thanks to end-to-end encryption.

Drivers, These Robots Have Your Back
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Drivers, These Robots Have Your Back

Automated safety systems can prevent an accident before the driver is even aware of the possibility.

How a Supervillain (or a Hacker in His Basement) Could Destroy the Internet
From Communications of the ACM

How a Supervillain (or a Hacker in His Basement) Could Destroy the Internet

Network experts share their greatest fears about attacks and accidents that could destroy the Internet.
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