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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.


Governments Are Spying on Your Push Notifications
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Governments Are Spying on Your Push Notifications

Companies are being compelled to turn over potentially valuable push notification metadata to authorities.

Making Traffic a Thing of the Past
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Making Traffic a Thing of the Past

New AI technologies are making it possible to autonomously reduce traffic.

The Impact of Virtual Meetings
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The Impact of Virtual Meetings

Virtual meetings have mixed effects on employee productivity, creativity, and relationships.

Extreme Security for Users Targeted by Cyberattack
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Extreme Security for Users Targeted by Cyberattack

Apple's Lockdown Mode provides serious security to individuals personally targeted by sophisticated attackers.

NFT Thefts and What to Do About Them
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NFT Thefts and What to Do About Them

When someone steals a non-fungible token (NFT), the options for recourse are not always clear.

Addressing Labor Shortages with Automation
From Communications of the ACM

Addressing Labor Shortages with Automation

Labor shortages have many companies turning to automation technology, but with mixed outcomes.

Technology's Impact on Morality
From Communications of the ACM

Technology's Impact on Morality

Leading technologists and thinkers are concerned about technology's impact on our ethical thinking.

The Unionization of Technology Companies
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The Unionization of Technology Companies

New unions could change how tech giants engage with their employees.

The New Form of Currency
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The New Form of Currency

Central bank digital currencies hold the promise—and peril—of changing money as we know it.

Are We Addicted to Technology?
From Communications of the ACM

Are We Addicted to Technology?

Experts agree technology causes some negative behaviors, but they are divided on how bad the problem is.

Protecting the 2020 Census
From Communications of the ACM

Protecting the 2020 Census

A new framework is being used to secure the 2020 U.S. Census from database reconstruction attacks.

How Tech Needs to Change for Coders with Disabilities
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How Tech Needs to Change for Coders with Disabilities

Programmers with disabilities continue to face serious accessibility issues.

The Problem with SMS Two-Factor Authentication
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The Problem with SMS Two-Factor Authentication

SMS two-factor authentication has some security issues that have prompted companies to get creative.

Getting Hooked on Tech
From Communications of the ACM

Getting Hooked on Tech

Are technology companies maximizing profits by making users addicted to their products?

The War Over the Value of Personal Data
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The War Over the Value of Personal Data

In a world increasingly dependent on turning personal data into profits, it is unclear how much that data is actually worth.

Why Is It Difficult For the Fbi to Break Into Smartphones?
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Why Is It Difficult For the Fbi to Break Into Smartphones?

Turing Laureate Whitfield Diffie explains why the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is unable to break the encryption on your smartphone.

The Quantum Threat to Cryptocurrencies
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The Quantum Threat to Cryptocurrencies

Quantum computing could fundamentally break cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and throw markets into turmoil.  

Law Enforcement’s Ongoing Problem with Mobile Encryption
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Law Enforcement’s Ongoing Problem with Mobile Encryption

Organizations like the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation have a hard time cracking suspects' smartphones, thanks to end-to-end encryption.

Why Blockchain Is Taking Over the World
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Why Blockchain Is Taking Over the World

Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other blockchain-based cryptocurrencies are booming—and for good reason.

Technology That Could Revolutionize Banking
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Technology That Could Revolutionize Banking

The Ripple cryptocurrency is being used by global banks to speed cross-border payments.
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