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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.


Policing the Future
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Policing the Future

Computer programs and new mathematical algorithms are helping law enforcement agencies better predict when and where crimes will occur.

The War Against Botnets
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The War Against Botnets

Increasingly sophisticated botnets have emerged during the last several years. However, security researchers, businesses, and governments are attacking botnets...

Law and Disorder
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Law and Disorder

International law has always been a murky and Byzantine area. However, the Internet and digital technology have raised the stakes, the risks, and the challenges...

CSEdWeek Takes Hold
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CSEdWeek Takes Hold

Groups in more than 130 countries will participate in Computer Science Education Week this year.

Living in a Digital World
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Living in a Digital World

Technology has created new opportunities to connect and interact. Yet, researchers are increasingly concerned that heavy technology usage is changing people's behavior...

Life, Translated
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Life, Translated

The Holy Grail of language translation is to develop a machine-based system that can handle the task transparently and accurately.

Mi-Lsamp Boosts Minority STEM Enrollment
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Mi-Lsamp Boosts Minority STEM Enrollment

MI-LSAMP has managed to increase the number of STEM degrees awarded to minority students by nearly 50% over the last five years. In addition, it has increased overall...

Social Games, Virtual Goods
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Social Games, Virtual Goods

The popularity of virtual goods and currencies in online gaming is changing how people think and act about money.

Gary Chapman, Technologist: 1952 - 2010
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Gary Chapman, Technologist: 1952 - 2010

He raised important public issues, such as the impact of computers and the Internet on society, and encouraged social responsibility for computer professionals....

Following the Crowd
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Following the Crowd

Crowdsourcing is based on a simple but powerful concept: Virtually anyone has the potential to plug in valuable information.

The New Face of War
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The New Face of War

With the introduction of the sophisticated Stuxnet worm, the stakes of cyberwarfare have increased immeasurably.

Censored!
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Censored!

Countries use Internet censorship to dominate the political dialogue, but also to create favorable conditions for government-controlled businesses.

Cloud Computing and Developing Nations
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Cloud Computing and Developing Nations

For a growing number of organizations worldwide, cloud computing offers a quick and affordable way to tap into IT infrastructure as an Internet service. But obstacles...

Spies Among Us?
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Spies Among Us?

Governments' practice of electronic surveillance—and the growing use of warrantless wiretapping—has observers deeply concerned.

Tracking Garbage
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Tracking Garbage

Researchers are focusing on the so-called "removal chain" in an attempt to save landfill space, improve recycling rates, and trim the flow of toxic materials into...

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ACM and India

ACM is in the process of establishing ACM India as a legal entity and will hold its first conference in late January....

Facing an Age-Old Problem
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Facing an Age-Old Problem

Researchers are addressing the computing challenges of older individuals, whose needs are different — and too often disregarded.

Are We Losing Our Ability to Think Critically?
From Communications of the ACM

Are We Losing Our Ability to Think Critically?

Computer technology has enhanced lives in countless ways, but some experts believe it might be affecting people's ability to think deeply.

The First Internet President
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The First Internet President

Barack Obama's presidential campaign utilized the Internet and information technology unlike any previous political campaign. How politicians and the public interact...

Upwardly Mobile
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Upwardly Mobile

Mobile phones are bridging the digital divide and transforming many economic, social, and medical realities, particularly in developing nations.
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