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Data Mining the Past
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Data Mining the Past

Researchers have developed an algorithm to convert old newspapers into searchable data by identifying and ranking people's names in order of their importance.

Professional Footballers Threaten Data Firms with GDPR Legal Action
From ACM TechNews

Professional Footballers Threaten Data Firms with GDPR Legal Action

Hundreds of professional footballers (soccer players) have threatened litigation against the data collection industry.

Lack of Engineers Keeping Some Firms Out of the Cloud
From ACM TechNews

Lack of Engineers Keeping Some Firms Out of the Cloud

Major cloud computing companies are competing to hire engineers, squeezing out others as the pandemic has driven up demand for an already scarce workforce.

'Potentially Disastrous' Data Breach Hits Livestreaming Site Twitch
From ACM News

'Potentially Disastrous' Data Breach Hits Livestreaming Site Twitch

A spokesman for Check Point said it was the company's "strong suspicion" that Twitch's code had truly been leaked, which was "potentially disastrous."

Finding the Needles in a Haystack of High-Dimensional Datasets
From ACM TechNews

Finding the Needles in a Haystack of High-Dimensional Datasets

A new algorithm enables the smallest, most relevant subset of features to be selected from high-dimensional datasets.

SEC's Gensler Doesn't See Cryptos Lasting Long
From ACM News

SEC's Gensler Doesn't See Cryptos Lasting Long

Regulator says history of 'wildcat banking' in U.S. shows limited viability for private forms of money.

Flatter Chips
From Communications of the ACM

Flatter Chips

Two-dimensional materials — graphene and its cousins — could enable better integrated circuits.

A Switch in Time
From Communications of the ACM

A Switch in Time

The introduction of the nanosheet transistor is just one step in the continuing attempt to stick to the spirit of Moore's Law.
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