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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?

AI Pioneer Geoff Hinton: 'Deep Learning Is Going to Be Able to Do Everything'
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AI Pioneer Geoff Hinton: 'Deep Learning Is Going to Be Able to Do Everything'

Thirty years ago, Geoffrey Hinton's belief in neural networks was contrarian. Now it's hard to find people who disagree with him.

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.

Reason-Checking Fake News
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Reason-Checking Fake News

Using argument technology to strengthen critical literacy skills for assessing media reports.

Where Should Your IT Constraint Be?
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Where Should Your IT Constraint Be?: The Case of the Financial Services Industry

Locating the strategic location of the IT junction constraint.

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.

Using Data and Respecting Users
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Using Data and Respecting Users

Three technical and legal approaches that create value from data and foster user trust.

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.

Digital Contact Tracing May Protect Privacy, But It Is Unlikely to Stop the Pandemic
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Digital Contact Tracing May Protect Privacy, But It Is Unlikely to Stop the Pandemic

Considering the potential benefits versus the risks of privacy-enhancing technologies.

Seriously, Stop Trying to Teach Toddlers How to Code
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Seriously, Stop Trying to Teach Toddlers How to Code

There are other, more important lessons to impart to your preschooler.

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.

Building Software With David Heinemeier Hansson
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Building Software With David Heinemeier Hansson

David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of Ruby on Rails and co-founder of Basecamp, talks about how software is built, what it means for the builders, and how it could...

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.

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of the Julia Programming Language
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The Unreasonable Effectiveness of the Julia Programming Language

Fortran has ruled scientific computing, but Julia emerged for large-scale numerical work.

Nancy Hopkins on Improving Gender Equality in Academia
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Nancy Hopkins on Improving Gender Equality in Academia

Amgen Professor of Biology Emerita Nancy Hopkins advocates for more inclusive science and advises how to get there.

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...

The Man Who Carried Computer Science on His Shoulders
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The Man Who Carried Computer Science on His Shoulders

Edsger Wybe Dijkstra's work and ideas shaped the emerging field of computer science like few others.

Why the Most Controversial U.S. Internet Law Is Worth Saving
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Why the Most Controversial U.S. Internet Law Is Worth Saving

Donald Trump and Joe Biden both want to throw out Section 230. Here's why America should fix it instead. By Paul M. Barrett, deputy director of the NYU Stern Center...

Sony CEO Taps His Inner Gamer
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Sony CEO Taps His Inner Gamer

Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida discusses the PlayStation maker's "American" comeback, videogames he loves to play, and the reason for Sony's electric ca.

Self-Driving Vehicle Technology
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Self-Driving Vehicle Technology: Progress and Promises

Seeking the answer to the elusive question, 'Are we there yet'?
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