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Charging the Wikileaks Leaker with Treason Would Be Absurd
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Charging the Wikileaks Leaker with Treason Would Be Absurd

Should Pvt. Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst charged with leaking troves of classified documents to WikiLeaks, be tried for treason? And what about...

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The Wikileaks Paradox

Is radical transparency compatible with total anonymity?

An Interview With Edsger W. Dijkstra
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An Interview With Edsger W. Dijkstra

The computer science luminary, in one of his last interviews before his death in 2002, reflects on a programmer's life.

Rights For Autonomous Artificial Agents?
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Rights For Autonomous Artificial Agents?

The growing role of artificial agents necessitates modifying legal frameworks to better address human interests.

Remembrances of Things Pest
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Remembrances of Things Pest

Recalling malware milestones.

Presenting Your Project
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Presenting Your Project

The what, the how, and the why of giving an effective presentation.

Has China Caught Up in IT?
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Has China Caught Up in IT?

An assessment of the relative achievements in IT infrastructure, firms, and innovation in China.

Preparing Computer Science Students For the Robotics Revolution
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Preparing Computer Science Students For the Robotics Revolution

Robotics will inspire dramatic changes in the CS curriculum.

Is the Internet a Maturing Market?
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Is the Internet a Maturing Market?

Two concerns dominate the current debates over U.S. Internet policy: the relatively low level of U.S. broadband...

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Killed By Code: Software Transparency in Implantable Medical Devices

Software is an integral component of a range of devices that perform critical, lifesaving functions and basic daily tasks. As patients grow more reliant on computerized...

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Protecting the Data You Don't Even Know You Have

Let's assume for a moment that Google's collection of Wi-Fi "payload" data really was unintentional. And that Google never used the data, didn't even know it...

Search Top Secret America's Database of Private Spooks
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Search Top Secret America's Database of Private Spooks

Figuring out exactly who's cashing in on the post-9/11 boom in secret programs just got a whole lot easier.

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The Google Algorithm

Google handles nearly two-thirds of Internet search queries worldwide. Analysts reckon that most Web sites rely on the search engine for half of their traffic....

What Apple Must Do to Stop the Iphone 4 Bleeding
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What Apple Must Do to Stop the Iphone 4 Bleeding

It'd be an understatement to say that this has been a terrible week for Apple, and we haven't even reached the halfway point.

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Google Should Answer Some Searching Questions

Google woos people with its "don't be evil" slogan and assures us that everything it does is meant to enhance our online experience. But a new study by U.S. advocacy...

Threat of 'cyberwar' Has Been Hugely Hyped
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Threat of 'cyberwar' Has Been Hugely Hyped

There's a power struggle going on in the U.S. government right now. It's about who is in charge of cyber security, and how much control the government will exert...

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How E-Maps Curtail Our Freedom

Electronic maps are arguably the quintessential innovation of 20th-century cartography. Although a few academic cartographers accord the map mystical powers, it...

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Wikileaks Fails "due Diligence" Review

In the past week, both the Washington Post and the New York Times have referred to WikiLeaks.org, the web site that publishes confidential records, as a "whistleblower"...

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Are Cells the New Cigarettes?

The great cosmic joke would be to find out definitively that the advances we thought were blessings--from the hormones women pump into their bodies all their lives...

Advice to Members Seeking ACM Distinction
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Advice to Members Seeking ACM Distinction

ACM's Distinguished Member Recognition Program recognizes members in three categories: Educator, Engineer, and Scientist. Each category...
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