acm-header
Sign In

Communications of the ACM

News


Latest News News Archive Refine your search:
dateMore Than a Year Ago
subjectSoftware
authorThe New York Times
bg-corner

An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


Behind the European Privacy Ruling That's Confounding Silicon Valley
From ACM News

Behind the European Privacy Ruling That's Confounding Silicon Valley

On Tuesday, when Max Schrems won a landmark privacy case in the European Court of Justice, Edward Snowden told him on Twitter that he had "changed the world for...

Researchers Say They've Recreated Part of a Rat Brain Digitally
From ACM News

Researchers Say They've Recreated Part of a Rat Brain Digitally

Building on years of research, 82 researchers from institutions around the world reported on Thursday that they have built a reconstruction of a section of rat...

Mars Is Pretty Clean. Her Job at Nasa Is to Keep It That Way.
From ACM Careers

Mars Is Pretty Clean. Her Job at Nasa Is to Keep It That Way.

At the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Catharine A. Conley has a lofty job title: planetary protection officer.

Complex Car Software Becomes the Weak Spot ­nder the Hood
From ACM News

Complex Car Software Becomes the Weak Spot ­nder the Hood

Shwetak N. Patel looked over the 2013 Mercedes C300 and saw not a sporty all-wheel-drive sedan, but a bundle of technology.

Smaller, Faster, Cheaper, Over: The Future of Computer Chips
From ACM News

Smaller, Faster, Cheaper, Over: The Future of Computer Chips

At the inaugural International Solid-State Circuits Conference held on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1960, a young computer engineer...

Barbie Wants to Get to Know Your Child
From ACM News

Barbie Wants to Get to Know Your Child

It looked like a child's playroom: toys in cubbies, a little desk for doing homework, a whimsical painting of a tree on the wall.

Software Is Smart Enough For Sat, but Still Far From Intelligent
From ACM News

Software Is Smart Enough For Sat, but Still Far From Intelligent

An artificial intelligence software program capable of seeing and reading has for the first time answered geometry questions from the SAT at the level of an average...

­.s. and China Seek Arms Deal For Cyberspace
From ACM News

­.s. and China Seek Arms Deal For Cyberspace

The United States and China are negotiating what could become the first arms control accord for cyberspace, embracing a commitment by each country that it will...

China Tries to Extract Pledge of Compliance From ­.s. Tech Firms
From ACM News

China Tries to Extract Pledge of Compliance From ­.s. Tech Firms

The Chinese government, which has long used its country's vast market as leverage over American technology companies, is now asking some of those firms to directly...

Cyberthreat Posed By China and Iran Confounds White House
From ACM News

Cyberthreat Posed By China and Iran Confounds White House

A question from a member of the Pentagon’s new cyberwarfare unit the other day prompted President Obama to voice his frustration about America's seeming inability...

Apple and Other Tech Companies Tangle With U.s. Over Data Access
From ACM News

Apple and Other Tech Companies Tangle With U.s. Over Data Access

In an investigation involving guns and drugs, the Justice Department obtained a court order this summer demanding that Apple turn over, in real time, text messages...

China Flexes Tech Muscles Before a State Visit
From ACM News

China Flexes Tech Muscles Before a State Visit

As President Xi Jinping of China prepares for his first state visit to the United States this month, Washington has warned that it could hit Chinese companies with...

European Publishers Play Lobbying Role Against Google
From ACM News

European Publishers Play Lobbying Role Against Google

In private sessions this summer, giant publishers and media companies from Germany, France and elsewhere have met with European officials about proposals to regulate...

In a Data-Driven N.f.l., the Pings May Soon Outstrip the X's and O's
From ACM News

In a Data-Driven N.f.l., the Pings May Soon Outstrip the X's and O's

When 80,000 fans pack MetLife Stadium each time the Giants and the Jets play this season, they are unlikely to notice the 22 new radio receivers placed discreetly...

Atlas, a Humanoid Robot, Takes a Walk in the Woods
From ACM News

Atlas, a Humanoid Robot, Takes a Walk in the Woods

Scientists trying to build a better robot are encouraged by the latest steps, however tentative, of a humanoid named Atlas.

Data-Crunching Is Coming to Help Your Boss Manage Your Time
From ACM Careers

Data-Crunching Is Coming to Help Your Boss Manage Your Time

You might be at work, but that hardly means you are working.

A Machine in the Co-Pilot's Seat
From ACM News

A Machine in the Co-Pilot's Seat

Joel Walker, a test pilot for Aurora Flight Sciences, a maker of autonomous aircraft, flew his small, twin-engine plane through rain squalls here recently, and...

Building the Next New York Times Recommendation Engine
From ACM News

Building the Next New York Times Recommendation Engine

The New York Times publishes over 300 articles, blog posts and interactive stories a day.

With Google as Alphabet, a Bid to Dream Big Beyond Search
From ACM Opinion

With Google as Alphabet, a Bid to Dream Big Beyond Search

Shortly after its founding, Google posted a document on its site called "Ten things we know to be true," an effort to distill its unusual corporate culture into...

For Mobile Messaging, GIFs Prove to Be Worth at Least a Thousand Words
From ACM News

For Mobile Messaging, GIFs Prove to Be Worth at Least a Thousand Words

Lucy Dikeou, a 21-year-old senior at Stanford University, has long used English and the pictorial images known as emoji to text on her iPhone.
Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account