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Surrounded By Machines
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Surrounded By Machines

A chilling scenario portends a possible future.

Do You Own the Software You Buy?
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Do You Own the Software You Buy?

Examining the fine print concerning your rights in your copies of purchased software.

Vint Cerf Re-Thinks the Internet in Stanford Talk
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Vint Cerf Re-Thinks the Internet in Stanford Talk

To most, a wine cellar is just a cool place to keep some vintage vino. For Vint Cerf, the revered former Stanford engineering professor and graduate of the university...

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Bipartisan Alliance Beats Back Patriot Act Sneak Attack in House Vote

Tuesday in the U.S. House of Representatives, an unlikely alliance of House Democrats and Republicans stood up for civil liberties and successfully beat back...

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World Web War I: Why Egypt's Digital ­prising Is Different

We've seen cyberwar declared before, but the one playing out in Egypt is my own candidate for World Web War I.

Keep Assange Free, Keep Internet Free
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Keep Assange Free, Keep Internet Free

It is time for the United States to drop the case against WikiLeaks. Pressing forward with efforts to prosecute an Internet publisher at home while standing up...

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Bing Is Copying Your Clicks, Not Google's Results

Google's results can be accessed because Bing is snooping on IE users.

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Was Egypt Oversold as Top Offshoring Spot?

Before Egypt turned off the Internet, the country had received increasingly high marks from leading analysis firms as a promising offshore outsourcing destination...

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Beware the Cyber War Boomerang?

Stuxnet, most sophisticated cyber weapon ever developed, could turn on vulnerable U.S. infrastructure.

The Need For a New Graduation Rite of Passage
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The Need For a New Graduation Rite of Passage

A new organization is being proposed that is solely intended to promote and recognize the ethical and moral behavior in graduates of computing-related degree programs...

25 Years of Digital Vandalism
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25 Years of Digital Vandalism

In January 1986, Basit and Amjad Alvi, sibling programmers living near the main train station in Lahore, Pakistan, wrote a piece of code to safeguard the latest...

Technology, Conferences, and Community
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Technology, Conferences, and Community

Considering the impact and implications of changes in scholarly communication.

From Science to Engineering
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From Science to Engineering

A series of recent reports claim the U.S. education system is in a very severe crisis; others suggest the crisis is...

Forest For the Trees
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Forest For the Trees

With the amount of disk space available to the modern programmer, and the lack of parental supervision in most...

The Growing Harm of Not Teaching Malware
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The Growing Harm of Not Teaching Malware

Revisiting the need to educate professionals to defend against malware in its various guises.

Household Demand For Broadband Internet Service
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Household Demand For Broadband Internet Service

How much are consumers willing to pay for broadband service? Our research estimates consumer willingness-to-pay...

Against Cyberterrorism
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Against Cyberterrorism

Cyberterrorism is a concept that appears recurrently in contemporary media. This coverage is particularly interesting...

Dealing With Assange and the Secrets He Spilled
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Dealing With Assange and the Secrets He Spilled

This past June, Alan Rusbridger, the editor of The Guardian, phoned me and asked, mysteriously, whether I had any idea how to arrange a secure communication....

Why Buying Coffee with Your Iphone Matters
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Why Buying Coffee with Your Iphone Matters

Starbucks app Cash, credit, or gadget?

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Stuxnet Authors Made Several Basic Errors

There is a growing sentiment among security researchers that the programmers behind the Stuxnet attack may not have been the super-elite cadre of developers that...
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