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Governing AI Safety through Independent Audits
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Governing AI Safety through Independent Audits

Governance of highly automated systems is critical to garner widespread public trust

Wait, There's Supposed to Be a Gadget Repair Market?
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Wait, There's Supposed to Be a Gadget Repair Market?

A new FTC policy is a warning to companies that glue together smartphones so they can't be opened, charge exorbitant fees for replacement parts, or limit who can...

With Internet Shutdowns, India Is Violating a 'Duty to Memory'
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With Internet Shutdowns, India Is Violating a 'Duty to Memory'

The shutdowns, aimed at quelling unrest, undercut the nation's moral and ethical obligation to record history as it is.

The Assault on Our Privacy Is Being Conducted in Private
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The Assault on Our Privacy Is Being Conducted in Private

The rise of social media, Google, and online shopping and banking has made us far more exposed than back in the Internet’s infancy.

FTC Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter: Why Today's Data Privacy Approaches Don't Work
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FTC Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter: Why Today's Data Privacy Approaches Don't Work

The era of the Federal Trade Commission being dismissed as having some bark and little bite appears to be over.

Why Computing Students Should Contribute to Open Source Software Projects
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Why Computing Students Should Contribute to Open Source Software Projects

Acquiring developer-prized practical skills, knowledge, and experiences.

The 2021 Software Developer Shortage Is Coming
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The 2021 Software Developer Shortage Is Coming

Companies must address the difficulty of hiring and retaining high-skilled employees from an increasingly smaller labor supply.

Wanted: Rules for Pandemic Data Access That Everyone Can Trust
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Wanted: Rules for Pandemic Data Access That Everyone Can Trust

In the wake of COVID-19, a pandemic treaty could be a way to agree on data access before the next emergency strikes.

Should Alexa Read Our Moods?
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Should Alexa Read Our Moods?

Companies should be barred from analyzing what people say and how they sound to recommend products or personalize advertising messages.

A Vision to Compute like Nature
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A Vision to Compute like Nature: Thermodynamically

Advocating a new, physically grounded, computational paradigm centered on thermodynamics and an emerging understanding of using thermodynamics to solve problems...

CS Unplugged or Coding Classes?
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CS Unplugged or Coding Classes?

Perhaps a more appropriate question is 'Why not both'?

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.

Data Is Power
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Data Is Power

Data has become a critical source of power, yet remains largely ungoverned. Washington needs to craft new rules.

A Computer Scientist Who Tackles Inequality Through Algorithms
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A Computer Scientist Who Tackles Inequality Through Algorithms

Rediet Abebe uses the tools of theoretical computer science to understand pressing social problems — and try to fix them.

We Need a Global Push to Connect the World's Young People
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We Need a Global Push to Connect the World's Young People

As the World Wide Web turns 32, web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Web Foundation Co-founder Rosemary Leith reflect on its power to catalyze change and advocate...

Bridging The Gap Between AI Policymakers and AI Developers
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Bridging The Gap Between AI Policymakers and AI Developers

The current gap in policymakers' tech knowledge and technologists' ethics knowledge needs to be bridged to ensure AI's sustainable development.

The Worldwide Web As We Know It May Be Ending
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The Worldwide Web As We Know It May Be Ending

A combination of rising nationalism, trade disputes, and concerns about the market dominance of certain global tech companies has prompted threats of regulatory...

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.

How to Best Use Data to Meet Your DE&I Goals
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How to Best Use Data to Meet Your DE&I Goals

The collection, analysis, and disclosure of diversity data holds the promise of being a powerful lever for progress.

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.
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