In the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), we've often looked for signs of intelligence, technology and communication that are similar to our own.
...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | May 14, 2018
When people have free and unfettered choices of activities, they both entertain and express themselves through their pastimes—whether stamp or coin collecting,...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | May 2, 2018
The researcher whose work is at the center of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data analysis and political advertising uproar has revealed that his method worked...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | April 2, 2018
The scandal that has erupted around Cambridge Analytica's alleged harvesting of 50m Facebook profiles assembled from data provided by a UK-based academic and his...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | March 22, 2018
The world is full of connected devices—and more are coming. In 2017, there were an estimated 8.4 billion internet-enabled thermostats, cameras, streetlights and...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | March 12, 2018
Mary Shelley was 20 when she published "Frankenstein" in 1818. Two hundred years on, the book remains thrilling, challenging and relevant—especially for scientists...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | March 6, 2018
U.S. military officials were recently caught off guard by revelations that servicemembers' digital fitness trackers were storing the locations of their workouts—including...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | February 8, 2018
Intellectual property may be the legal term for creations, including literary or artistic, but there is something inherently human about it as well.
The Conversation From ACM Opinion | December 6, 2017
It's troubling to think that at any moment you might open an email that looks like it comes from your employer, a relative or your bank, only to fall for a ...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | September 11, 2017
Beyond carrying all of our phone, text and internet communications, cyberspace is an active battleground, with cybercriminals, government agents and even military...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | August 21, 2017
Government officials continue to seek technology companies' help fighting terrorism and crime. But the most commonly proposed solution would severely limit regular...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | August 14, 2017
The announcement by researchers in Portland, Oregon that they've successfully modified the genetic material of a human embryo took some people by surprise.
The Conversation From ACM Opinion | August 2, 2017