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December 2021


From ACM TechNews

Most Cryptocurrency Trades May Be People Buying from Themselves

Most Cryptocurrency Trades May Be People Buying from Themselves

As many as seven in 10 cryptocurrency trades on popular exchanges worldwide may involve people purchasing from themselves to inflate prices artificially.


From ACM TechNews

Working of Algorithms Used in Government Decision-Making to Be Revealed

Working of Algorithms Used in Government Decision-Making to Be Revealed

A new U.K. government standard for transparency requires ministers and public entities to disclose the underlying architecture of algorithms they use for decision-making.


From ACM TechNews

Stanford Engineers Propose Simpler Design for Quantum Computers

Stanford Engineers Propose Simpler Design for Quantum Computers

Engineers have proposed a simpler design for quantum computers by harnessing a laser to manipulate an atom and alter photonic states through quantum teleportation.


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U.S. Workforce Falling Behind in Digital Skills

U.S. Workforce Falling Behind in Digital Skills

A report by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation estimated that nearly a third of the U.S. workforce has limited or no digital skills.


From ACM TechNews

Creating 3D Maps with a Backpack

Creating 3D Maps with a Backpack

A researcher at the University of Twente in the Netherlands has developed a wearable mobile mapping system.


From ACM News

U.K. Competition Watchdog Orders Meta to Sell Giphy

U.K. Competition Watchdog Orders Meta to Sell Giphy

Experts said the decision by the regulator was a significant one.


From ACM News

Investors Snap Up Metaverse Real Estate in a Virtual Land Boom

Investors Snap Up Metaverse Real Estate in a Virtual Land Boom

Transactions for properties in digital realms are jumping, guided by the same principle in the physical world: location, location, location.


From Communications of the ACM

Trouble at the Source

Trouble at the Source

Errors and biases in artificial intelligence systems often reflect the data used to train them.


From Communications of the ACM

What Is the Cost of Living Online?

What Is the Cost of Living Online?

The cost of powering streaming and other rapidly growing online services will not "take down the Internet."


From Communications of the ACM

The Road Ahead for Augmented Reality

The Road Ahead for Augmented Reality

A heads-up look at augmented reality head-up displays.

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