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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.


High-Tech Designs Vie to Replace Nyc's Payphones
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High-Tech Designs Vie to Replace Nyc's Payphones


Kim Dotcom Is the Anti-Zuckerberg: Share Nothing, Encrypt Everything, Be Happy
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Kim Dotcom Is the Anti-Zuckerberg: Share Nothing, Encrypt Everything, Be Happy

Appearing like a retro-futuristic apparition, digitally transmitted through pneumatic tubes from a future that was but will never be, the disembodied head of Kim...

Report Sees Decline in Voting Glitches ... but Vote-By-Mail Sparks Concern
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Report Sees Decline in Voting Glitches ... but Vote-By-Mail Sparks Concern

The good news about voting technologyis that the upgrades put into place since the controversial 2000 presidential election have made ballot tallies twice as accurate...

U.s. Bank Website Hackers Used Advanced Botnets, Diverse Tools
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U.s. Bank Website Hackers Used Advanced Botnets, Diverse Tools

The hackers behind the cyber attacks on major U.S. banks have repeatedly disrupted online banking by using sophisticated and diverse tools that point to a carefully...

Why Your Next 'passw0rd' Might Not Be a Password
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Why Your Next 'passw0rd' Might Not Be a Password

It's been a rough year for passwords. First, 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords were leaked online. Soon after, millions of passwords from eHarmony and Yahoo users...

Take a Spin on the Moon and Mars
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Take a Spin on the Moon and Mars

The death of first moonwalker Neil Armstrong and the success of NASA's Curiosity rover have reignited interest in the idea of taking a spin on the moon and Mars...
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