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Republicans Want Kaspersky, Huawei Banned from Sensitive University Research Projects
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Republicans Want Kaspersky, Huawei Banned from Sensitive University Research Projects

If Kaspersky, Huawei and ZTE are suspected of helping Russia and China spy on U.S. government computer systems, they shouldn't be allowed near sensitive academic...

The World Wide Web Turns 30. Where Does It Go From Here?
From ACM News

The World Wide Web Turns 30. Where Does It Go From Here?

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, on his invention of the World Wide Web in 1989.

Shuttering of NSA Surveillance Program Emboldens Privacy Groups
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Shuttering of NSA Surveillance Program Emboldens Privacy Groups

The potential end to a controversial National Security Agency phone records collection program is energizing privacy groups and lawmakers who have long called for...

How Quantum Sensing Is Changing the Way We See the World
From ACM News

How Quantum Sensing Is Changing the Way We See the World

Imagine a world where you can find out exactly what lies under your feet, get advanced warning of volcanic eruptions, look around corners or into rooms, and detect...

How the Internet Travels Across Oceans
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How the Internet Travels Across Oceans

The internet consists of tiny bits of code that move around the world, traveling along wires as thin as a strand of hair strung across the ocean floor. The data...

An All-in-One Cyber Toolkit for Criminal Investigations
From ACM TechNews

An All-in-One Cyber Toolkit for Criminal Investigations

Researchers at Purdue University have developed an all-in-one platform to help investigators solve cybersecurity crimes.

AI Efforts at Large Companies May Be Hindered by Poor Quality Data
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AI Efforts at Large Companies May Be Hindered by Poor Quality Data

Poor-quality customer and business data may be keeping companies from leveraging digital tools to reduce costs, increase revenue, and stay competitive.

Ultra-Low Power Chips Help Make Small Robots More Capable
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Ultra-Low Power Chips Help Make Small Robots More Capable

A new ultra-low power hybrid chip inspired by the human brain could help small robots collaborate and learn from their experiences.

Berners-Lee Says World Wide Web, at 30, Must Emerge from 'Adolescence'
From ACM Opinion

Berners-Lee Says World Wide Web, at 30, Must Emerge from 'Adolescence'

The fraying World Wide Web needs to rediscover its strengths and grow into maturity, its designer Tim Berners-Lee said on Monday, marking the 30th anniversary of...

The World Needs Big Data
From ACM News

The World Needs Big Data

Big data can support the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

These Cameras Can Spot Shoplifters Even Before They Steal
From ACM TechNews

These Cameras Can Spot Shoplifters Even Before They Steal

Japanese startup Vaak has developed artificial intelligence software that looks for potential shoplifters on video surveillance footage.

Top Universities Join to Push 'Public Interest Technology'
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Top Universities Join to Push 'Public Interest Technology'

As technology becomes increasingly pervasive in American life, universities across the United States have been devising ways to teach students how to grapple with...

When Passion for Videogames Helps Land That Job
From ACM TechNews

When Passion for Videogames Helps Land That Job

Employers across a spectrum of industries are welcoming applicants with experience in making or playing videogames.

NSA Makes Ghidra, a Powerful Cybersecurity Tool, Open Source
From ACM TechNews

NSA Makes Ghidra, a Powerful Cybersecurity Tool, Open Source

The U.S. National Security Agency has chosen to open source the cybersecurity tool Ghidra, a reverse-engineering platform that takes "compiled" software and "decompiles"...

Self-Driving Cars Risk 'Future Errors' Due to Difficulty Detecting Darker Skin Tones
From ACM TechNews

Self-Driving Cars Risk 'Future Errors' Due to Difficulty Detecting Darker Skin Tones

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found that state-of-the-art object-detection systems are better at detecting people with lighter skin tones...

India Fights Diabetic Blindness With Help From AI
From ACM TechNews

India Fights Diabetic Blindness With Help From AI

The Aravind Eye Hospital in Madurai, India, is working with Google artificial intelligence scientists to automate the identification of diabetic retinopathy.

Technology Brings Rugged Iditarod Race to Global Audience
From ACM TechNews

Technology Brings Rugged Iditarod Race to Global Audience

Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race uses technology so organizers and fans worldwide can monitor the race in real time.

'Brilliant' Man Who Was An Inventor of the Calculator Dies
From ACM News

'Brilliant' Man Who Was An Inventor of the Calculator Dies

Jerry Merryman was one of the three men credited with inventing the handheld calculator while working at Dallas-based Texas Instruments.

Canada’s New Federal Directive Makes Ethical AI a National Issue
From ACM News

Canada’s New Federal Directive Makes Ethical AI a National Issue

How do you ensure an AI platform or service fairly and adequately caters to the needs of its clients?

Huawei Suit Against U.S. Tries to Go Where Russian Firm Failed
From ACM News

Huawei Suit Against U.S. Tries to Go Where Russian Firm Failed

Huawei Technologies Co., the Chinese telecom giant facing multiple criminal indictments in the U.S., is expanding on a Russian company's failed legal argument to...
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