Internet freedom is eroding on two fronts: the sheer number of efforts to block access to legitimate information, and the level…
From ACM NewsSamuel Greengard Commissioned by CACM Staff| November 23, 2021
An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.
The bill would require Internet platforms to let people use a version of their services where content is not selected by "opaque algorithms" driven by personal...Axios From ACM News | November 11, 2021
Algorithms that decide how colleges and universities apportion financial aid could be unfairly filtering out applicants and reducing their aid offers.
Government Technology From ACM TechNews | November 9, 2021
The International Boxing Association used an artificial intelligence system to evaluate judges and referees before clearing them for the current men's world championships...Associated Press From ACM TechNews | November 8, 2021
A July 2020 drone crash was the first known case of a "modified unmanned aircraft system likely being used in the U.S. to specifically target energy infrastructure...CNN From ACM TechNews | November 8, 2021
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner said Clearview AI violated domestic privacy laws by collecting images from Websites without Australians' consent...Reuters From ACM TechNews | November 8, 2021
The World Bank's Climate Warehouse program is consulting with cryptocurrency startups like the Chia Network to build a "public-good layer" for climate.
Bloomberg Green From ACM TechNews | November 8, 2021
Scientists have developed a secure identity verification technique based on the precept that information cannot exceed the speed of light.
McGill University Newsroom (Canada) From ACM TechNews | November 5, 2021
The U.S. State Department will establish a new bureau of cyberspace and digital policy as part of a reorganization intended to address international cybersecurity...The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | November 2, 2021
The Australian government is considering legislation that would enable the creation of an online code to prohibit social media from directing children to harmful...The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | October 29, 2021