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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.


4 Reasons Why Apple's Ibeacon Is About to Disrupt Interaction Design
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4 Reasons Why Apple's Ibeacon Is About to Disrupt Interaction Design

You step inside Walmart and your shopping list is transformed into a personalized map, showing you the deals that'll appeal to you most.

The Brilliant Hack That Brought Foursquare Back From the Dead
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The Brilliant Hack That Brought Foursquare Back From the Dead

Dennis Crowley thought his 13-year dream might never come true. 

Someone's Been Siphoning Data Through a Huge Security Hole in the Internet
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Someone's Been Siphoning Data Through a Huge Security Hole in the Internet

In 2008, two security researchers at the DefCon hacker conference demonstrated a massive security vulnerability in the worldwide internet traffic-routing system—a...

Court Rules Probable-Cause Warrant Required For Gps Trackers
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Court Rules Probable-Cause Warrant Required For Gps Trackers

An appellate court has finally supplied an answer to an open question left dangling by the Supreme Court in 2012: Do law enforcement agencies need a probable-cause...

Killer Robots With Automatic Rifles Could Be on the Battlefield in 5 Years
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Killer Robots With Automatic Rifles Could Be on the Battlefield in 5 Years

Robots armed with automatic weapons, anti-tank missiles and even grenade launchers are marching, er, rolling ever closer to the battlefield now that they’ve shown...

How Ios 7 Will Spark a Boom in App Design
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How Ios 7 Will Spark a Boom in App Design

You probably feel strongly about iOS 7.

Rsa Tells Its Developer Customers: Stop Using Nsa-Linked Algorithm
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Rsa Tells Its Developer Customers: Stop Using Nsa-Linked Algorithm


The Science Behind the Netflix Algorithms That Decide What You'll Watch Next
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The Science Behind the Netflix Algorithms That Decide What You'll Watch Next

If you liked 1960s Star Trek, the first non-Trek title that Netflix is likely to suggest to you is the original Mission: Impossible series (the one with the cool...

Encryption Has Foiled Wiretaps For First Time Ever, Feds Say
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Encryption Has Foiled Wiretaps For First Time Ever, Feds Say

For the first time, encryption is thwarting government surveillance efforts through court-approved wiretaps, U.S. officials said Friday.

The Watchers
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The Watchers

Looking down from 500 miles above Earth's surface, you could watch the FedEx Custom Critical Delivery truck move across the country along 3,140 miles of highway...

Spark: Open Source Superstar Rewrites Future of Big Data
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Spark: Open Source Superstar Rewrites Future of Big Data

Ram Sriharsha works in the engine room powering one of Silicon Valley's most influential companies. He’s an engineer at Yahoo.

The Secret War
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The Secret War

Inside Fort Meade, Maryland, a top-secret city bustles.

CIA Releases Analyst's Fascinating Tale of Cracking the Kryptos Sculpture
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CIA Releases Analyst's Fascinating Tale of Cracking the Kryptos Sculpture

It took eight years after artist Jim Sanborn unveiled his cryptographic sculpture at the CIA's headquarters for someone to succeed at cracking Kryptos's enigmatic...

Laws of Physics Say Quantum Cryptography Is Unhackable. It’s Not
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Laws of Physics Say Quantum Cryptography Is Unhackable. It’s Not

Quantum cryptography can theoretically encrypt a message in a way that can't be hacked, but even quantum cryptography systems can fail. 

Hacking the Drone War's Secret History
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Hacking the Drone War's Secret History

In 2008 U.S. troops in Iraq discovered that Shi’ite insurgents had figured out how to tap and record video feeds from overhead American drones. Now you too can...

This Pentagon Project Makes Cyberwar as Easy as Angry Birds
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This Pentagon Project Makes Cyberwar as Easy as Angry Birds

A new program called Plan X is designed to facilitate cyberwarfare executed in a manner similar to playing a video game. 

This Pentagon Project Makes Cyberwar as Easy as Angry Birds
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This Pentagon Project Makes Cyberwar as Easy as Angry Birds

The target computer is picked. The order to strike has been given. All it takes is a finger swipe and a few taps of the touchscreen, and the cyberattack is prepped...

You'll Never Believe the Data 'wiped' Smartphones Store
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You'll Never Believe the Data 'wiped' Smartphones Store

Few things are more precious, intimate, and personal than the data on your smartphone.

Hong Kong Looks to Build ­nderground Datacentre Caves
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Hong Kong Looks to Build ­nderground Datacentre Caves

With more than seven million people squeezed in to around 1,100sq km of land space, and property prices regularly ranking among the highest in the world, Hong Kong...

Stuxnet Missing Link Found, Resolves Some Mysteries Around the Cyberweapon
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Stuxnet Missing Link Found, Resolves Some Mysteries Around the Cyberweapon

As Iran met in Kazakhstan this week with members of the UN Security Council to discuss its nuclear program, researchers announced that a new variant of the sophisticated...
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