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The Impact of Virtual Meetings
From Communications of the ACM

The Impact of Virtual Meetings

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

Competition Makes Big Datasets the Winners
From Communications of the ACM

Competition Makes Big Datasets the Winners

Measurement has driven research groups to home in on the most popular datasets, but that may change as metrics shift to real-world quality.

'Privacy Doesn't Matter,' Screams the Microsoft Deal with DuckDuckGo
From ACM News

'Privacy Doesn't Matter,' Screams the Microsoft Deal with DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo isn't as private as you think, facing criticism over its tracking agreement with Microsoft.

The Open Secret of Google Search
From ACM News

The Open Secret of Google Search

One of the most-used tools on the Internet is not what it used to be.

Fed Up With Google, Conspiracy Theorists Turn to DuckDuckGo
From ACM News

Fed Up With Google, Conspiracy Theorists Turn to DuckDuckGo

The embrace by some conservative influencers and conspiracy theorists is part of a broader effort to shift people away from Big Tech.

Google's 'CEO' Image Search Gender Bias Hasn't Really Been Fixed
From ACM TechNews

Google's 'CEO' Image Search Gender Bias Hasn't Really Been Fixed

University of Washington researchers have disproved Google's claims it corrected gender biases for certain job terms in its image search.

Is Firefox Okay?
From ACM News

Is Firefox Okay?

Mozilla's privacy-heavy browser is flatlining. What it does next is crucial for the future of the web.

Google Chrome—Emergency Security Update For 3.2 Billion
From ACM News

Google Chrome—Emergency Security Update For 3.2 Billion

Google routinely restricts in-depth information until a majority of users have had the chance to apply the update, which will be rolled out in the near future. ...

Solving for Why
From Communications of the ACM

Solving for Why

A focus on causality is promising to help researchers overcome shortcomings that have bedeviled more traditional approaches to artificial intelligence.

Virtual Duplicates
From Communications of the ACM

Virtual Duplicates

Digital twins aim to model reality so we can see how it changes.
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