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5 Insights from Vint Cerf on Bitcoin, Net Neutrality and More
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5 Insights from Vint Cerf on Bitcoin, Net Neutrality and More

When Vint Cerf, often called the "father of the Internet," is speaking, it's wise to listen.

So You Want to Hack Apple Pay?
From ACM News

So You Want to Hack Apple Pay?

A decade ago, a group of Johns Hopkins University grad students tried to hack one of the first commercially popular Near Field Communication payment systems—the...

Why Teaching Grandmothers to Code Isn't a Crazy Idea
From ACM TechNews

Why Teaching Grandmothers to Code Isn't a Crazy Idea

The same efforts to teach youngsters coding and entrepreneurship should be extended to older workers and retired people, writes Stanford University fellow Vivek...

Most With College STEM Degrees Go to Work in Other Fields, Survey Finds
From ACM TechNews

Most With College STEM Degrees Go to Work in Other Fields, Survey Finds

Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are more likely than other graduates to be employed, but also...

Why the Death of Net Neutrality Would Be a Disaster For Libraries
From ACM Opinion

Why the Death of Net Neutrality Would Be a Disaster For Libraries

The Internet's eyes turned to the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday, as the panel approved a plan to consider allowing Internet service providers to...

High School Students Are All About Computers but Get Little Instruction in Computer Science
From ACM TechNews

High School Students Are All About Computers but Get Little Instruction in Computer Science

There is a significant gap between U.S. high school students' exposure to computer science and their use of computers and technology. 

Keeping Women in High-Tech Fields Is Big Challenge, Report Finds
From ACM TechNews

Keeping Women in High-Tech Fields Is Big Challenge, Report Finds

A report found U.S. women in science, technology, engineering, and math fields are 45 percent more likely than their male peers to leave the industry within a year...

'have You Ever Been on a Boat?' and 15 Other Weird Interview Questions from Tech Firms
From ACM Careers

'have You Ever Been on a Boat?' and 15 Other Weird Interview Questions from Tech Firms

Looking for a new job?

'a Fema-Level Fail': The Law Professor Who Coined 'net Neutrality' Lashes Out at the Fcc's Legal Strategy
From ACM Opinion

'a Fema-Level Fail': The Law Professor Who Coined 'net Neutrality' Lashes Out at the Fcc's Legal Strategy

Back in 2003, when he was a law professor at the University of Virginia, Tim Wu wrote the definitive paper on net neutrality.

How One Publisher Is Stopping Academics from Sharing Their Research
From ACM News

How One Publisher Is Stopping Academics from Sharing Their Research

One of the world's largest academic publishers has launched a wide-ranging takedown spree, demanding that several different universities take down their own scholars'...

President Obama Talks About Teaching Everyone to Code. This Professor Does It.
From ACM Opinion

President Obama Talks About Teaching Everyone to Code. This Professor Does It.

On Monday, President Obama kicked off computer science education week, encouraging every young person to acquire computer programming skills, even if they have...

Google Books Ruling Is a Huge Victory For Online Innovation
From ACM News

Google Books Ruling Is a Huge Victory For Online Innovation

 It's taken almost a decade, but the courts have finally handed down a ruling on Google's audacious project to scan millions of books to build a book search engine...

Teens Hone Their Hacking Skills in National Competitions Guided By Federal Officials
From ACM TechNews

Teens Hone Their Hacking Skills in National Competitions Guided By Federal Officials

Federal officials are guiding national cybercontests aimed at helping tech-savvy teenagers prepare for careers in protecting the government and private companies...

The Nsa Sponsors 'cyber Operations' Training at ­niversities. Here's What Students Learn.
From ACM News

The Nsa Sponsors 'cyber Operations' Training at ­niversities. Here's What Students Learn.

Last week, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh became one of the latest—and most prestigious—schools to partner with the National Security Agency on a program...

Linkedin Connects Big Data, Human Resources
From ACM Careers

Linkedin Connects Big Data, Human Resources

Every second, more than two more people join LinkedIn's network of 238 million members.

Sequester Cuts University Research Funds
From ACM TechNews

Sequester Cuts University Research Funds

The federal government is reducing support for academic laboratories across the United States to satisfy the sequester mandate to cut spending. The budget sequester...

White House Opens More Federally Funded Scientific Research to the Public
From ACM News

White House Opens More Federally Funded Scientific Research to the Public

A new White House directive will allow the general public more access to federally funded scientific research, the Obama administration announced at the end of...

Online College Courses to Grant Credentials, For a Fee
From ACM TechNews

Online College Courses to Grant Credentials, For a Fee

Free online college course providers are experimenting with security features that will enable students who successfully complete the courses to pay a small fee...

In Fairfax County, the Classroom Is a (cyber) Battlefield
From ACM TechNews

In Fairfax County, the Classroom Is a (cyber) Battlefield

Thousands of students across the U.S. recently participated in the opening round of the CyberPatriot challenge, the premier high school cyberwarfare competition...

Law Allows Creationism to Be Taught in Tenn. Public Schools
From ACM News

Law Allows Creationism to Be Taught in Tenn. Public Schools

A bill that allows Tennessee public school teachers to teach alternatives to mainstream scientific theories, such as evolution, will become law this month after...
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