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Dark Web's Doppelgängers Aim to Dupe Antifraud Systems
From Communications of the ACM

Dark Web's Doppelgängers Aim to Dupe Antifraud Systems

Digital doppelgängers that fool online payment fraud detection systems are a threat to your bank balance.

Gov. Murphy Aims to Train More Workers for High-Tech Jobs
From ACM TechNews

Gov. Murphy Aims to Train More Workers for High-Tech Jobs

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has announced a new program that would help train workers for careers in computer science and other high-tech jobs.

Are Your Students Bored? This AI Could Tell You
From ACM TechNews

Are Your Students Bored? This AI Could Tell You

Researchers have created an artificial intelligence (AI) system that analyzes students' emotions to measure their engagement level in a class. 

How to Beat South Korea's AI Hiring Bots and Land a Job
From ACM TechNews

How to Beat South Korea's AI Hiring Bots and Land a Job

Major South Korean companies are using artificial intelligence (AI) to screen job applicants, giving rise to an industry to help job-seekers beat these systems. ...

From Surgery Simulators to Medical Mishaps in Space, Video Game Tech Is Helping Doctors at Work
From ACM TechNews

From Surgery Simulators to Medical Mishaps in Space, Video Game Tech Is Helping Doctors at Work

Video game developers are creating technologies to support the training of doctors performing surgery and other medical procedures.

Trump Signs Law to Boost Girls' Access to STEM Education
From ACM TechNews

Trump Signs Law to Boost Girls' Access to STEM Education

Late last month, U.S. President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Building Blocks of STEM Act to boost young girls' access to science, technology, engineering...

How Classroom Technology Is Holding Students Back
From ACM News

How Classroom Technology Is Holding Students Back

Data shows that education technology in the United States has a negative impact at a range of grade levels.

Colleges Are Turning Students' Phones Into Surveillance Machines
From ACM News

Colleges Are Turning Students' Phones Into Surveillance Machines

Dozens of colleges across the United States are using short-range phone sensors and campuswide Wi-Fi networks to monitor students' academic performance, analyze...

Multiplication Hits the Speed Limit
From Communications of the ACM

Multiplication Hits the Speed Limit

A problem "around since antiquity" may have been resolved by a new algorithm.

Finland to Teach 5 Million Europeans the Basics of AI
From ACM TechNews

Finland to Teach 5 Million Europeans the Basics of AI

Finland plans to teach 1% of the European Union population (more than 5 million people) basic artificial intelligence (AI) skills via a free online course.

Regulating Information Technology
From Communications of the ACM

Regulating Information Technology

Why isn't IT regulated, when it can have such substantial impacts on people's lives?

Robots Aim to Boost Astronaut Efficiency
From Communications of the ACM

Robots Aim to Boost Astronaut Efficiency

A multitude of robotic assistants for astronauts and rovers are in development to make space exploration more resource-efficient.

How Do U.S. Students' Computer, Information Literacy Skills Stack Up?
From ACM TechNews

How Do U.S. Students' Computer, Information Literacy Skills Stack Up?

An international study gauges students' computer and information literacy skills, along with computational thinking.

Fordham Business Students Have New Tool to Prepare Them for Boardrooms: VR
From ACM TechNews

Fordham Business Students Have New Tool to Prepare Them for Boardrooms: VR

Fordham University students are using virtual reality technology to build their business skills in simulated environments.

China Restricts Video Gaming by Minors
From ACM TechNews

China Restricts Video Gaming by Minors

Chinese officials have unveiled guidelines for limiting online videogame use by persons under 18, claiming it hurts health and learning.

Virginia Seeks Larger Pipeline of CS Degrees
From ACM TechNews

Virginia Seeks Larger Pipeline of CS Degrees

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam unveiled plans to help public universities produce 31,000 additional degree-holders in computer science and related disciplines over...

International Study Finds Major Inequities in Computer Literacy
From ACM TechNews

International Study Finds Major Inequities in Computer Literacy

A study by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement found inconsistent computer literacy rates across 12 countries.

NJ Governor Unveils Computer Science for All State Plan
From ACM News

NJ Governor Unveils Computer Science for All State Plan

The plan includes $2 million in state grants to help schools establish advanced, high-quality computer science programs.

Future-proofing Security for the Coming Quantum Era
From ACM News

Future-proofing Security for the Coming Quantum Era

Cybersecurity majors are being trained to design hardware to be immune from software hacks.    

Parents are Concerned with School Apps Tracking Students from Classroom to Bathroom
From ACM TechNews

Parents are Concerned with School Apps Tracking Students from Classroom to Bathroom

Parents and students are grappling with the privacy implications of software increasingly used by U.S. schools, including apps that monitor students' movements—even...
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