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Why Bitcoin Is Bad for the Environment
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Why Bitcoin Is Bad for the Environment

Cryptocurrency mining uses huge amounts of power — and can be as destructive as the real thing.

Tech in the Post-Pandemic World
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Tech in the Post-Pandemic World

Assessing its future, both the bad and the good.

Hackers Used to Be Humans. Soon, AIs Will Hack Humanity
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Hackers Used to Be Humans. Soon, AIs Will Hack Humanity

To date, hacking has exclusively been a human activity. Not for long.

Google Has A Plan To 'Fix' Online Privacy. Everybody Hates It
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Google Has A Plan To 'Fix' Online Privacy. Everybody Hates It

Google recently decided to adopt a new way to track users, and says it's more private than cookies and nearly as effective for advertising. The rest of the Internet...

Data Brokers Are a Threat to Democracy
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Data Brokers Are a Threat to Democracy

The unregulated practice of data brokerage is incredibly dangerous and harmful, and policymakers can ignore it no longer.

Why Was SolarWinds So Vulnerable to a Hack?
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Why Was SolarWinds So Vulnerable to a Hack?

The federal government should set minimum security standards for software and software development.

The Push for Stricter Rules for Internet Platforms
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The Push for Stricter Rules for Internet Platforms

Considering the origins, interpretations, and possible changes to Communications Decency Act §230 amid an evolving online environment.

CAPE
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CAPE: A Framework for Assessing Equity throughout the Computer Science Education Ecosystem

Examining both the leading indicators of equity in CS and the lagging indicators of student outcomes.

Content Moderation Modulation
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Content Moderation Modulation

Deliberating on how to regulate—or not regulate—online speech in the era of evolving social media.

Silicon Politics
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Silicon Politics

Tracing the widening path between Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C.

Removing Kode
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Removing Kode

Dead functions and dead features.

Why Is North Korea So Good at Cybercrime?
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Why Is North Korea So Good at Cybercrime?

North Korea has moved quickly to expand its cyber capabilities, and Kim Jong Un himself has reportedly equated the importance of developing cyber capabilities to...

Your Computer Isn't Yours
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Your Computer Isn't Yours

It's here. The world that Richard Stallman predicted in 1997. The one Cory Doctorow also warned us about. Did you notice?

Quantum Computing Pioneer Warns of Complacency over Internet Security
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Quantum Computing Pioneer Warns of Complacency over Internet Security

Nature talks to Peter Shor 25 years after he showed how to make quantum computations feasible — and how they could endanger our data.

It Is Time for More Critical CS Education
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It Is Time for More Critical CS Education

By which 'critical' means an intellectual stance of skepticism, centering the consequences, limitations, and unjust impacts of computing in society.

Copyright's Online Service Providers Safe Harbors Under Siege
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Copyright's Online Service Providers Safe Harbors Under Siege

Reviewing the most significant changes recommended in the recently released U.S. Copyright Office Section 512 Study.

How Ransomware Puts Your Hospital at Risk
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How Ransomware Puts Your Hospital at Risk

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the potential consequences of cyberattacks are terrifying.

Just What Cyber Security Executives Don’t Want to Hear: The Skills Shortage is Worsening
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Just What Cyber Security Executives Don’t Want to Hear: The Skills Shortage is Worsening

The cyber security skills gap continues to get worse, according to the latest research.

Q&A: Researchers Clicked on Ads to Track Misinformation
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Q&A: Researchers Clicked on Ads to Track Misinformation

Researchers at the University of Washington Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering found that both mainstream and misinformation news sites display...

We Need to Automate the Declaration of <i>Conflicts of Interest</i>
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We Need to Automate the Declaration of Conflicts of Interest

Leveraging existing data sources to improve the declaration and management of authorship conflicts of interest.
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