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Is This the Beginning of the End of the Internet?
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Is This the Beginning of the End of the Internet?

How a single Texas ruling could change the Web forever.

What's Your Placebo?
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What's Your Placebo?

The dangers of participation bias in educational studies.

Storytelling and Science
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Storytelling and Science

Incorporating storytelling into organizational culture.

Blowing Up the Internet...to Protect Kids Online
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Blowing Up the Internet...to Protect Kids Online

Framed as a bill to protect kids online, the California Age Appropriate Design Code Act would radically reshape the Internet—and harm both kids and adults.

Let Us Not Put All Our Eggs in One Basket
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Let Us Not Put All Our Eggs in One Basket

Toward new research directions in computer science.

The Atlas Milestone
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The Atlas Milestone

Celebrating virtual memory, which has made such a difference in how we approach programming, memory management, and secure computing.

Meta's Message Encryption Was Built to Fail
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Meta's Message Encryption Was Built to Fail

Chat between a teen and her mom about an alleged abortion helped police build their case.

AI Is Transforming How We Bank
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AI Is Transforming How We Bank

Regulators need help to keep up.

Social Media Is Polluting Society
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Social Media Is Polluting Society

Moderation alone will not fix the problem.

The Age of Algorithmic Anxiety
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The Age of Algorithmic Anxiety

Interacting online today means being besieged by system-generated recommendations, but do we want what the machines tell us we want?

Why Universities Must Resist GPA-based Enrollment Caps in the Face of Surging Enrollments
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Why Universities Must Resist GPA-based Enrollment Caps in the Face of Surging Enrollments

Considering the challenges for universities to adapt their business models to changing student demands.

Computational Thinking in the Era of Data Science
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Computational Thinking in the Era of Data Science

Incorporating data thinking into computer science education.

AI Researchers Building Surveillance Tech and Deep Fakes Resist Ethical Concerns
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AI Researchers Building Surveillance Tech and Deep Fakes Resist Ethical Concerns

The computer vision research community is behind on AI ethics, but it is not just a research problem.

Words Matter
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Words Matter

Some jargon can be offensive to newcomers and unintentionally shape our thoughts.

Lina Khan, a Big Tech Critic, Tries Answering Detractors
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Lina Khan, a Big Tech Critic, Tries Answering Detractors

In an interview, the FTC chair lays out some of her plans now that she has a Democratic majority at the agency.

Political Affiliation Influences Our Fear of Data Collection
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Political Affiliation Influences Our Fear of Data Collection

It's not government Americans don't trust with their data; it's the opposite political party.

Democracy Deserves Better Algorithms
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Democracy Deserves Better Algorithms

Big Tech could deploy any number of solutions to slow the spread of disinformation, with the most promising being to fix the algorithms.

Why All Cryptocurrency Should 'Die in a Fire'
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Why All Cryptocurrency Should 'Die in a Fire'

Computer scientist Nicholas Weaver thinks cryptocurrency is a terrible idea that will end in disaster.

Artificial Intelligence Is Breaking Patent Law
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Artificial Intelligence Is Breaking Patent Law

Inventions devised by machines require their own intellectual property law and an international treaty.
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