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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.
Cornell University researchers have developed an algorithm to improve the fairness of online search rankings while retaining their utility and relevance.
Cornell Chronicle From ACM TechNews | August 19, 2020
Google is rolling out an update to its English-language search engine that vice president of search Pandu Nayak calls "the single biggest change we've had in the...Fast Company From ACM News | October 25, 2019
Researchers at the Polish Academy of Sciences have developed an algorithm for performing multistep retrosynthesis and predicting the most efficiency synthetic pathways...Chemistry World From ACM TechNews | September 3, 2019
Smartphone apps offering location data services may be desirable, but their ability to collect personal data that can be sold to third parties is less attractive...Sarah Underwood From Communications of the ACM | September 1, 2019
In the next two weeks, Russia is planning to attempt something no other country has tried before. It's going to test whether it can disconnect from the rest of...Technology Review From ACM News | March 22, 2019
As the New Zealand gunman live-streamed the massacre onto Facebook, fewer than 200 people watched. The social network said its moderators removed it sometime after...The Washington Post From ACM News | March 20, 2019
The ability of Internet users to spread a video of Friday's slaughter in New Zealand marked a triumph—however appalling—of human ingenuity over computerized systems...The Washington Post From ACM News | March 20, 2019
Lawmakers and experts are sounding the alarm about "deepfakes," forged videos that look remarkably real, warning they will be the next phase in disinformation campaigns...The Hill From ACM News | January 22, 2019
Truly revolutionary political transformations are naturally of great interest to historians, and the French Revolution at the end of the 18th century is widely...Ars Technica From ACM News | January 9, 2019
As the new Congress begins, it will soon discuss the comprehensive reports to the U.S. Senate on the disinformation campaign of half-truths, outright fabrications...The Conversation From ACM News | January 9, 2019
In the early 1980s, a cluster of fledging computer companies opened up shop in a chaotic corner of northwest Beijing, near the campuses of Peking and Tsinghua Universities...Technology Review From ACM News | December 20, 2018
There's a meme on Instagram, circulated by a group called "Born Liberal." A fist holds a cluster of strings, reaching down into people with television sets for...Wired From ACM News | December 17, 2018