On Tuesday, Wikipedia celebrates its 18th birthday. If the massive crowdsourced encyclopedia project were human, then in most countries, it would just now be considered...The Washington Post From ACM Opinion | January 15, 2019
A despairing prediction for the digital future came from an unlikely source recently. Speaking of "deepfakes," or media manipulated through artificial intelligence...The Washington Post From ACM Opinion | January 7, 2019
Imagine American politics for a moment as a laboratory experiment. A foreign adversary (let's call it "Russia") begins to play with the subjects, using carrots...The Washington Post From ACM Opinion | December 28, 2018
The Facebook video is nuts, but I can't tear my eyes away. A plane, struggling in a huge storm, does a 360-degree flip before safely landing and letting out terrified...The Washington Post From ACM Opinion | October 23, 2018
President Trump thinks Google's search engine is "rigged." By featuring more mainstream news outlets and relatively fewer conservative sites in the results he sees...The Washington Post From ACM News | August 30, 2018
Google is proposing a new Faustian bargain with the Chinese government that isn't just morally wrong; it's also terrible for business. Experience has shown that...The Washington Post From ACM Opinion | August 10, 2018
When journalists arrived in Singapore for the historic summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last month, security experts were alarmed...The Washington Post From ACM Opinion | July 9, 2018
The Supreme Court decided Friday that cell-site location information is protected by the Fourth Amendment's guarantee against unreasonable searches and seizures...The Washington Post From ACM Opinion | June 25, 2018
Isn't technology wonderful? At Purdue University, the same IT infrastructure that enables us to manage student assignments and grades, operate residential and dining...The Washington Post From ACM Opinion | March 28, 2018
Mr. President, if you're looking for someone to demonize for killing blue-collar jobs in your favorite industries, don't blame China and "bad trade deals."
Blame...The Washington Post From ACM Opinion | March 7, 2018
The National Science Foundation and the National Science Board have just released their biennial "Science & Engineering Indicators," a voluminous document describing...The Washington Post From ACM Opinion | January 23, 2018
When it comes to cyberweapons, America is an elephant and Iran is a flea. Still, a flea can be a persistent nuisance, especially for the unprotected.
The Washington Post From ACM Opinion | December 27, 2017