Daniel A. Spielman and colleague Shang-hua Teng solved the mystery of the Simplex Method using a technique called smoothed analysis…
From ACM NewsAllyn Jackson Commissioned by CACM Staff| January 31, 2023
An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.
Netherlands government and educational institutions have pushed big tech companies to make significant privacy changes by negotiating their compliance with European...The New York Times From ACM TechNews | January 20, 2023
Security researcher Matthias Marx successfully bid on eBay for a Secure Electronic Enrollment Kit, which contained the names, nationalities, photographs, fingerprints...The New York Times From ACM TechNews | December 30, 2022
The market for commercial spyware — which allows governments to invade mobile phones and vacuum up data — is booming. Even the U.S. government is using it.
The New York Times From ACM News | December 9, 2022
Researchers tested Facebook's automated moderation system by submitting ads around Election Day that contained direct threats against election workers.
The New York Times From ACM TechNews | December 5, 2022
Bankman-Fried and his colleagues spent more than $530 million to battle what they saw as the dangers of artificial intelligence. Now those efforts are reeling.
...The New York Times From ACM News | December 2, 2022
Self-driving eighteen-wheelers are on U.S. highways, but there are still human "safety drivers" behind the wheel. What will it take to get them out?
The New York Times From ACM News | November 28, 2022
Chegg, a homework help app, exposed the data of 40 million users, including details about some students' sexual orientation and religion, regulators said in a legal...The New York Times From ACM News | November 1, 2022
More multilingual fact-checking groups are pushing back against misleading translations, manipulated images, and outright lies that jump platforms and cross borders...The New York Times From ACM News | October 17, 2022
Independent website Alt News has emerged as a leading debunker of misinformation in India, but highlighting hate speech against minorities has put it on a collision...The New York Times From ACM News | September 28, 2022
Mozilla Foundation researchers found pressing the "dislike" button on a YouTube video does little to improve the videos chosen by the YouTube platform's recommender...The New York Times From ACM TechNews | September 21, 2022