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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.


Can a Free Internet Survive?
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Can a Free Internet Survive?

Internet freedom is eroding on two fronts: the sheer number of efforts to block access to legitimate information, and the level of sophistication used.

What Is the Cost of Living Online?
From Communications of the ACM

What Is the Cost of Living Online?

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

Making Sense With Biology
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Making Sense With Biology

Hybrid systems enhance the capabilities of electronics with biologics.

Will AI Rewrite Coding?
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Will AI Rewrite Coding?

There is an emerging effort to tap artificial intelligence to write code based on short text descriptions of what the code should do.

Formal Software Verification Measures Up
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Formal Software Verification Measures Up

Verified coding techniques use mathematical proofs to ensure code is error-free and hacker-resistant. Can the approach revolutionize software?

The Worsening State of Ransomware
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The Worsening State of Ransomware

Sophisticated, dangerous ransomware is the new normal … and there is no simple fix.

The Scramble for Post-Quantum Cryptography
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The Scramble for Post-Quantum Cryptography

Quantum computers are expected to undermine today's computer security.

Digital IDs Make Their Mark
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Digital IDs Make Their Mark

Encrypted identification data on a smartcard or smartphone can deliver significant benefits while boosting security, but raise concerns about privacy and the potential...

Terahertz Networks Move Closer to Reality
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Terahertz Networks Move Closer to Reality

The desire for faster, higher-frequency wireless networking is a constant. Terahertz technology could deliver large gains.

Virtual Reality Meets the Office
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Virtual Reality Meets the Office

"Virtual meeting spaces greatly expand the possibilities for online communication—and, at their best, create an environment that parallels or exceeds real world...

Meet the Uninfectables
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Meet the Uninfectables

Hospital wards, grocery stores, and food delivery services are turning to robotic devices to better navigate the pandemic.

Underwater Drones Make Waves
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Underwater Drones Make Waves

Underwater drones offer scientists a glimpse into the world's least-known frontier.

Digital Twins Grow Up
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Digital Twins Grow Up

The idea of creating digital twins to simulate real-world systems isn't new, but the concept is advancing rapidly.

In Search of a CRISPR Kill Switch
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In Search of a CRISPR Kill Switch

The benefits of genetic engineering tool CRISPR have been widely discussed. But what if something goes wrong?

Weighing the Impact of GDPR
From Communications of the ACM

Weighing the Impact of GDPR

The EU data regulation will affect computer, Internet, and technology usage within and outside the EU; how it will play out remains to be seen.

Finding a Healthier Approach to Managing Medical Data
From Communications of the ACM

Finding a Healthier Approach to Managing Medical Data

Researchers are exploring ways to put medical data to greater use while better protecting privacy.

Computing Gets Foggy
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Computing Gets Foggy

Fog computing offers a more effective way to address the challenges of distributed systems and Internet of Things devices.

Battling AI Biases
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Battling AI Biases

Machine learning mimics human biases; addressing the problem is complicated.

Can AI Solve Poverty?
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Can AI Solve Poverty?

Researchers are turning to artificial intelligence to gain insights into factors that lead to poverty and other social problems.

When Cars Fly
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When Cars Fly

The idea of personal air vehicles has been around for decades. Now the concept is taking off.
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