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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.


Apple's Stash of Credit Card Numbers Is Its Secret Weapon
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Apple's Stash of Credit Card Numbers Is Its Secret Weapon

That little iPhone in your pocket is perfectly positioned to become a clone of the credit cards in your wallet or purse.

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Troves of Personal Data, Forbidden to Researchers

When scientists publish their research, they also make the underlying data available so the results can be verified by other scientists.

Closure in Disappearance of Computer Scientist
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Closure in Disappearance of Computer Scientist

Just over five years ago, Jim Gray, a computer scientist then working for Microsoft, vanished with his sailboat somewhere in the waters beyond the Golden Gate Bridge...

Facebook's Prospects May Rest on Trove of Data
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Facebook's Prospects May Rest on Trove of Data

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief, has managed to amass more information about more people than anyone else in history. Now what?

Data Engineer in Google Case Is Identified
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Data Engineer in Google Case Is Identified

At the center of the uproar over a Google project that scooped up personal data from potentially millions of unsuspecting people is the company software engineer...

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California Chosen as Home for Computing Institute

The Simons Foundation, which specializes in science and math research, has chosen the University of California, Berkeley, as host for an ambitious new center for...

A Ballooning Megabyte Budget
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A Ballooning Megabyte Budget

Everyone knows how long a minute is.

Just the Facts. Yes, All of Them.
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Just the Facts. Yes, All of Them.

AT 7 years old, Gilad Elbaz wrote, "I want to be a rich mathematician and very smart." That, he figured, would help him "discover things like time machines, robots...

How Companies Learn Your Secrets
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How Companies Learn Your Secrets

Andrew Pole had just started working as a statistician for Target in 2002, when two colleagues from the marketing department stopped by his desk to ask an odd question...

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The Age of Big Data

Good with numbers? Fascinated by data? The sound you hear is opportunity knocking.

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Digitizing Health Records, Before It Was Cool

The push to move the nation from paper to electronic health records is serious business. That's why a first look at the campus of Epic Systems comes as something...

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A Wireless Road Around Data Traffic Jams

The vast data centers that process information for the Facebooks and Amazons of the Web work at a brisk clip. But even so, they can't always keep up.

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New Storage Device Is Very Small, at 12 Atoms

Researchers at I.B.M. have stored and retrieved digital 1s and 0s from an array of just 12 atoms, pushing the boundaries of the magnetic storage of information...

Dna Sequencing Caught in Deluge of Data
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Dna Sequencing Caught in Deluge of Data

BGI, based in China, is the world’s largest genomics research institute, with 167 DNA sequencers producing the equivalent of 2,000 human genomes a day.

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A New Perspective on Crime Scenes

In 2009, to better record crime scenes, the New York City Police Department began using the Panoscan, a camera that creates high-resolution, 360-degree panoramic...

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In Surprise, China ­nveils Supercomputer Based on Its Own Chips

China has made its first supercomputer based on Chinese microprocessor chips, an advance that surprised high-performance computing specialists in the United States...

Clamping Down on High-Speed Stock Trades
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Clamping Down on High-Speed Stock Trades

Regulators in the United States and overseas are cracking down on computerized high-speed trading that crowds today’s stock exchanges, worried that as it spreads...

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Government Aims to Build a 'Data Eye in the Sky'

More than 60 years ago, in his "Foundation" series, the science fiction novelist Isaac Asimov invented a new science—psychohistory—that combined mathematics and...

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In Supercomputing, a Turn to Energy-Saving Graphics Chips

In computing, as in so many fields, the best path to progress is often not a straight line.

On Its Own, Europe Backs Web Privacy Fights
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On Its Own, Europe Backs Web Privacy Fights

European regulators are increasingly embracing the concept of giving people the right to be forgotten on the Web by providing them with greater control over their...
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