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The Logic of Logging
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The Logic of Logging

And the illogic of PDF.

Avalanches Are Coming
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Avalanches Are Coming

Computing technology has generated conditions for radical transformations of jobs and professions — including education. How shall we cope?

FUD
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FUD: A Plea For Intolerance

Relying on dubious claims can cause researchers to focus on the wrong questions and organizations to misdirect security spending.

Owning and Using
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Owning and Using

On vital and supporting systems.

EMV
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EMV: Why Payment Systems Fail

What lessons might we learn from the chip cards used for payments in Europe, now that the U.S. is adopting them too?

Secrets, Lies and Snowden's Email: Why I Was Forced to Shut Down Lavabit
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Secrets, Lies and Snowden's Email: Why I Was Forced to Shut Down Lavabit

My legal saga started last summer with a knock at the door, behind which stood two federal agents ready to to serve me with a court order requiring the installation...

Why the Death of Net Neutrality Would Be a Disaster For Libraries
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Why the Death of Net Neutrality Would Be a Disaster For Libraries

The Internet's eyes turned to the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday, as the panel approved a plan to consider allowing Internet service providers to...

Forget 'the Cloud'; 'the Fog' Is Tech's Future
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Forget 'the Cloud'; 'the Fog' Is Tech's Future

I'm as big a believer in the transformational power of cloud computing as anyone you'll meet.

"we're at Greater Risk": General Keith Alexander
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"we're at Greater Risk": General Keith Alexander

Since Edward Snowden's revelations about government surveillence, we know more about how the National Security Agency has been interpreting Section 215 of the Patriot...

Former Head of the Nsa and Commander of the ­S Cyber Command, General Keith Alexander
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Former Head of the Nsa and Commander of the ­S Cyber Command, General Keith Alexander

Recently retired director of the U.S. National Security Agency and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command General Keith Alexander was interviewed by Australian Financial...

The Move Toward Computing That Reads Your Mind
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The Move Toward Computing That Reads Your Mind

Like many people in this modern world, I struggle with the tension between the conveniences offered by the latest technology and the loss of privacy that comes...

Transcending Artificial Intelligence
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Transcending Artificial Intelligence

While it can be a blast going to see the latest Hollywood sci-fi thriller, watching it along with a leading expert in the science and technology fields relevant...

Robots Are Coming
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Robots Are Coming

Considering the societal implications of the robotics revolution.

Building a Virtual Community of Practice For K-12 CS Teachers
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Building a Virtual Community of Practice For K-12 CS Teachers

Bringing educators together and focusing their interests toward improving computer science education in high schools.

Tom Kilburn
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Tom Kilburn: A Tale of Five Computers

Reflections on a British computer engineer who influenced several important machines, including the first stored-program computer.

What Happened to Video Game Piracy?
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What Happened to Video Game Piracy?

How video games thrive in a world of piracy.

Why Bitcoin Has Value
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Why Bitcoin Has Value

Evaluating the evolving controversial digital currency.

The Fuzzy Math Behind the Search For Mh370
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The Fuzzy Math Behind the Search For Mh370

Five weeks into the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, more than $30 million has been spent scouring great swatches of the southern Indian Ocean.

Captchas Are Becoming Security Theater
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Captchas Are Becoming Security Theater

CAPTCHAs are a time-worn way for humans to tell computers that we are human.

The Complexonaut
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The Complexonaut

When he was in elementary school, Scott Aaronson, like many mathematically precocious kids of his generation, dreamed of making his own video games.
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