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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.


Judge's Word on Nsa Program Won't Be the Last
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Judge's Word on Nsa Program Won't Be the Last

A federal judge made headlines Monday by declaring that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records is likely unconstitutional...

Pilot Use of Automation Eyed in Air Crashes
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Pilot Use of Automation Eyed in Air Crashes

Pilots are becoming so reliant on the computer systems that do most of the flying in today's airliners that on the rare occasions when something goes wrong, they're...

Ambivalence on Civil Liberties, Terrorism
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Ambivalence on Civil Liberties, Terrorism

When it comes to the balance between civil liberties and the war on terrorism, Americans seem to want the best of both worlds.

Terrorists Turn to Online Chat Rooms to Evade U.s.
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Terrorists Turn to Online Chat Rooms to Evade U.s.

Al-Qaida fighters have been using secretive chat rooms and encrypted Internet message boards for planning and coordinating attacks, including the threatened if...

Nsa Revelations Reframe Digital Life For Some
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Nsa Revelations Reframe Digital Life For Some

In Louisiana, the wife of a former soldier is scaling back on Facebook posts and considering unfriending old acquaintances, worried an innocuous joke or long-lost...

In Worldwide Surveillance Age, U.s. Has Big Edge
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In Worldwide Surveillance Age, U.s. Has Big Edge

The saga of Edward Snowden and the NSA makes one thing clear: The United States' central role in developing the Internet and hosting its most powerful players has...

Secret to Prism Program: Even Bigger Data Seizure
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Secret to Prism Program: Even Bigger Data Seizure

In the months and early years after 9/11, FBI agents began showing up at Microsoft Corp. more frequently than before, armed with court orders demanding information...

Ussr's Old Domain Name Attracts Cybercriminals
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Ussr's Old Domain Name Attracts Cybercriminals

The Soviet Union disappeared from the map more than two decades ago. But online an 'e-vil empire' is thriving.

Kissing Cousins? In Close-Knit Iceland, App Helps Prevent Incest
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Kissing Cousins? In Close-Knit Iceland, App Helps Prevent Incest

An app making the Islendingabok (Book of Icelanders) available to Android phones notifies Icelanders when people they meet are too closely related to date. 

Carnegie Mellon, Nsa Seek High School Hackers
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Carnegie Mellon, Nsa Seek High School Hackers

Bored with classes? Carnegie Mellon University and one of the government's top spy agencies want to interest high school students in a game of computer hacking.

Cyberwar Manual Lays Down Rules For Online Attacks
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Cyberwar Manual Lays Down Rules For Online Attacks

Even cyberwar has rules, and one group of experts is putting out a manual to prove it.

Physicists Say They Have Found a Higgs Boson
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Physicists Say They Have Found a Higgs Boson

It helps solve one of the most fundamental riddles of the universe: how the Big Bang created something out of nothing 13.7 billion years ago.

Will Smart Machines Create a World Without Work?
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Will Smart Machines Create a World Without Work?

They seem right out of a Hollywood fantasy, and they are: Cars that drive themselves have appeared in movies like "I, Robot" and the television show "Knight Rider...

Cambridge to Study Technology's Risk to Humans
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Cambridge to Study Technology's Risk to Humans

The potential risks that super intelligent technologies pose to humans will be the focus of the proposed Center for the Study of Existential Risk at Cambridge University...

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In Cuba, Mystery Shrouds Fate of Internet Cable

It was all sunshine, smiles and celebratory speeches as officials marked the arrival of an undersea fiber-optic cable they promised would end Cuba's Internet isolation...

Mexico's Cartels Build Own National Radio System
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Mexico's Cartels Build Own National Radio System

When convoys of soldiers or federal police move through the scrubland of northern Mexico, the Zetas drug cartel knows they are coming.

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Apple Surpasses Hewlett-Packard as Largest buyer of Chips, iSuppli Says


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Fifa to Test 10 Goal-Line Technology Systems

The FIFA rule-making panel will study the results from 10 different goal-line technology systems being tested to help referees make decisions.

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Pa College: Social Media Blackout Wins Converts

Forty-two percent of students responding to in-house surveys at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology said they supported a weeklong blackout of social...

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Israeli High Tech Adjusts to Asian Challenge

The emergence of India and China is casting a shadow on the developed economies of Europe and North America, and is also posing a challenge to Israel. Key players...
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