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Dear Diary
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Dear Diary

On keeping a laboratory notebook.

Toward a Solid Acceptance of the Decentralized Web of Personal Data: Societal and Technological Convergence
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Toward a Solid Acceptance of the Decentralized Web of Personal Data: Societal and Technological Convergence

Giving individuals more control of their personal data.

The Perils of Leveraging Evil Digital Twins as Security-Enhancing Enablers
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The Perils of Leveraging Evil Digital Twins as Security-Enhancing Enablers

Seeking more secure and effective digital representations.

Ulterior Motives
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Ulterior Motives

2023-2024 ACM Athena Lecturer Margo Seltzer recalls the motivations behind the development of the Berkeley DB database software library, and other achievements...

Halfway Around the World
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Halfway Around the World

Learn the language, meet the people, eat the food.

A Strategy for Scaling Advanced Analytics
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A Strategy for Scaling Advanced Analytics

Key elements for scaling advanced analytics.

Privacy in the Age of AI
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Privacy in the Age of AI

What has changed and what should we do about it?

New Threats to Society from Free-Speech Social Media Platforms
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New Threats to Society from Free-Speech Social Media Platforms

Understanding emerging threats from social media platforms.

Stone Knives and Bear Skins
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Stone Knives and Bear Skins

There is no money in tools.

Certification of Safety-Critical Systems
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Certification of Safety-Critical Systems

Seeking new approaches toward ensuring the safety of software-intensive systems.

Coming of Age
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Coming of Age

Stressing the importance of threat models.

The Smallness of Large Language Models
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The Smallness of Large Language Models

There is so much more to language and human beings than large language models can possibly master.

Francis Enyi on Bridging the Healthcare Deficit in Africa
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Francis Enyi on Bridging the Healthcare Deficit in Africa

Francis Enyi, a senior program analyst with Delta State University Teaching Hospital in Nigeri, discusses how his team of software developers, medical personnel...

Francis Enyi on Bridging the Healthcare Deficit in Africa
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Francis Enyi on Bridging the Healthcare Deficit in Africa

Francis Enyi, a senior program analyst with Delta State University Teaching Hospital in Nigeri, discusses how his team of software developers, medical personnel...

The Human Touch
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The Human Touch

There is no substitute for good, direct, honest training.

SI and Binary Prefixes: Clearing the Confusion
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SI and Binary Prefixes: Clearing the Confusion

Considering the emergence of non-standard acceptance of SI prefixes.

For a More Transparent Governance of Open Source
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For a More Transparent Governance of Open Source

Seeking the best governance models for FOSS projects.

Learning to Live with Privacy-Preserving Analytics
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Learning to Live with Privacy-Preserving Analytics

Seeking to close the gap between research and real-world applications of PPAs.

Lost in Afghanistan: Can the World Take ICT4D Seriously?
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Lost in Afghanistan: Can the World Take ICT4D Seriously?

Seeking to maximize the value of information and communication technologies for development research.

Can Generative AI Bots Be Trusted?
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Can Generative AI Bots Be Trusted?

It will be a long road to learning how to use generative AI wisely.
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