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Trustworthy Scientific Computing
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Trustworthy Scientific Computing

Addressing the trust issues underlying the current limits on data sharing.

Software Professionals, Malpractice Law, and Codes of Ethics
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Software Professionals, Malpractice Law, and Codes of Ethics

In pursuit of professional status for computing professionals.

Understanding Law and the Rule of Law
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Understanding Law and the Rule of Law: A Plea to Augment CS Curricula

Why law matters for computer scientists and other folk.

The 10 Best Practices for Remote Software Engineering
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The 10 Best Practices for Remote Software Engineering

Focusing on the human element of remote software engineer productivity.

When Hackers Were Heroes
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When Hackers Were Heroes

The complex legacy of Steven Levy's obsessive programmers.

Reflections on Black in Computing
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Reflections on Black in Computing

Seeking to improve systemic fairness in the computing realm.

From Remote Work to Working From Anywhere
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From Remote Work to Working From Anywhere

Tracing temporary work modifications resulting in permanent organizational changes.

The Transformation of Patient-Clinician Relationships with AI-based Medical Advice
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The Transformation of Patient-Clinician Relationships with AI-based Medical Advice

A "bring your own algorithm" era in healthcare.

What Can the Maker Movement Teach Us About the Digitization of Creativity?
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What Can the Maker Movement Teach Us About the Digitization of Creativity?

Experimenting with the creative process.

Science Is Not Another Opinion
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Science Is Not Another Opinion

The issue is not who has the "truth," but whose claims deserve more credence.

What To Do About Deepfakes
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What To Do About Deepfakes

Seeking to reap the positive uses of synthetic media while minimizing or preventing negative societal impact.

Informing California Privacy Regulations with Evidence from Research
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Informing California Privacy Regulations with Evidence from Research

Designing and testing 'Do Not Sell My Personal Information' icons.

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.

Let's Not Dumb Down the History of Computer Science
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Let's Not Dumb Down the History of Computer Science

Donald Knuth on the best way to recognize the history of computer science.

Polanyi's Revenge and AI's New Romance with Tacit Knowledge
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Polanyi's Revenge and AI's New Romance with Tacit Knowledge

Artificial intelligence systems need the wisdom to know when to take advice from us and when to learn from data.

Cybersecurity
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Cybersecurity: Is It Worse than We Think?

Evaluating actual implementations and practices versus stated goals.

When Permissioned Blockchains Deliver More Decentralization Than Permissionless
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When Permissioned Blockchains Deliver More Decentralization Than Permissionless

Considerations for the governance of distributed systems.

Excessive Use of Technology
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Excessive Use of Technology: Can Tech Providers be the Culprits?

Seeking to assess the possible responsibility of tech providers for excessive use patterns.

The Immortal Soul of an Old Machine
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The Immortal Soul of an Old Machine

Taking apart a book to figure out how it works.

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.
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