Sign In

Communications of the ACM

Recent Opinion


Articles Interviews Vardi's Insights Opinion Archive Refine your search:
dateMore Than a Year Ago
subjectData / Storage And Retrieval
authorBBC News

James Foley: Extremists Battle with Social Media
From ACM Opinion

James Foley: Extremists Battle with Social Media

Just as Islamic State (IS) has swept across Iraq, so too has it swarmed over social media—using the platform with a sophistication never before witnessed in this...

Why Is Science Fiction So Hard to Define?
From ACM Opinion

Why Is Science Fiction So Hard to Define?

Time Out, the weekly listings magazine, recently ranked the 100 best sci-fi movies of all time.

Should We Fear the Robots of the Future?
From ACM Opinion

Should We Fear the Robots of the Future?

The world's oldest technology magazine is the MIT Technology Review.

Robots: Can We Trust Them with Our Privacy?
From ACM Opinion

Robots: Can We Trust Them with Our Privacy?

Joss Wright is training a robot to freak people out.

Google Ruling 'astonishing', Says Wikipedia Founder Wales
From ACM Opinion

Google Ruling 'astonishing', Says Wikipedia Founder Wales

The European Courts of Justice ruled on Tuesday that an individual could demand that "irrelevant or outdated" information be deleted from results.

Want to Learn Quicker? ­se Your Body
From ACM Opinion

Want to Learn Quicker? ­se Your Body

Ever got to grips with a problem? Picked up a new skill? Grasped a difficult concept? The language of learning is full of references to parts of the body outside...

Are There Any Benefits to Losing Our Privacy?
From ACM Opinion

Are There Any Benefits to Losing Our Privacy?

In a digital world, our every move can be tracked, collected and analysed.

Snowden Leaks: The Man Who Watches Over the Nsa
From ACM Opinion

Snowden Leaks: The Man Who Watches Over the Nsa

Whistleblower Edward Snowden's revelations have revealed that a huge capability resides within America's National Security Agency to collect and analyse communications...

Singularity: Reading Our Genes Like Computer Code
From ACM Opinion

Singularity: Reading Our Genes Like Computer Code

Raymond McCauley may go blind as he gets older.

Is Google Autocomplete Evil?
From ACM Opinion

Is Google Autocomplete Evil?

"Women shouldn't have rights." "Women shouldn't vote." "Women shouldn't work."

How Wearable Technology Could Transform Business
From ACM Opinion

How Wearable Technology Could Transform Business

Once upon a time seeing your life flash before your eyes was something people did their best to avoid. The arrival of Google Glass seems to have changed that.

What Would Happen If All Satellites Stopped Working?
From ACM Opinion

What Would Happen If All Satellites Stopped Working?

We may not always realise it, but we depend on space technology orbiting the Earth.

Lars Rasmussen: The Brains Behind Facebook's Future
From ACM Opinion

Lars Rasmussen: The Brains Behind Facebook's Future

For a man that made his career out of helping millions of people find their way around, Lars Rasmussen is frank about his own navigational shortcomings.

How I Traced My Ancestry Back to the Stone Age
From ACM Opinion

How I Traced My Ancestry Back to the Stone Age

I recently had a genetic test to find out more about where my ancestors came from.

IBM Bets on Data-Centric Computing
From ACM News

IBM Bets on Data-Centric Computing

Jai Menon, chief technology officer and vice-president for technical strategy for IBM's Systems and Technology Group, holds 52 patents and is arguably most famous...
Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account