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Score: Agile Research Group Management
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Score: Agile Research Group Management

Adapting agile software development methodology toward more efficient management of academic research groups.

Version Aversion
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Version Aversion

The way you number your releases communicates more than you might think.

Risks of ­Undisciplined Development
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Risks of ­Undisciplined Development

An illustration of the problems caused by a lack of discipline in software development and our failure to apply what is known in the field.

Victorian Data Processing
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Victorian Data Processing

The Victorian world was awash with data and with organizations that processed it; and they usually used nothing...

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Administration Internet-Wiretap Proposals Forget History

Any headline that uses the phrase "wiretap the Internet" is likely to make people on the Internet cranky. When this wiretapping scheme comes from an administration...

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The Anthropology of Hackers

A "hacker" is a technologist with a love for computing and a "hack" is a clever technical solution arrived through a non-obvious means. It doesn't mean to compromise...

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The Snoop In Your Browser

Everyone and his Big Brother wants to log your browsing habits, the better to build a profile of who you are and how you live your life—online and off. Search...

Is Wikileaks Too Full of Itself?
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Is Wikileaks Too Full of Itself?

Have the activists behind WikiLeaks—and in particular the Web site's founder, Julian Assange—become intoxicated by their own myth? Two recent events involving...

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The Government Can ­se Gps to Track Your Moves

Government agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go. This...

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Defending a New Domain: The Pentagon

Right now, more than 100 foreign intelligence organizations are trying to hack into the digital networks that undergird U.S. military operations. The Pentagon...

Future Internet Architecture: Clean-Slate Versus Evolutionary Research
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Future Internet Architecture: Clean-Slate Versus Evolutionary Research

Should researchers focus on designing new network architectures or improving the current Internet?

Objects Never? Well, Hardly Ever!
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Objects Never? Well, Hardly Ever!

Revisiting the Great Objects Debate.

Discussing Cyber Attack
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Discussing Cyber Attack

Cyber attack—the other side of cyber defense—deserves a more open discussion than it has been getting.

Principles of the Law of Software Contracts
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Principles of the Law of Software Contracts

An overview of a new set of legal principles for software contracts developed by the American Law Institute.

Return at Risk
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Return at Risk

Calculating the likely true cost of projects.

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Why Intel Bought Mcafee

There's been quite a bit of head-scratching over Intel's decision to purchase McAfee, but, despite all the breathless talk about mobile security and ARM and virus...

Facebook Knows Where You Are
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Facebook Knows Where You Are

The social network's new Places feature will make it more difficult to lie to your friends.

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Will Someone Leak the Leaker's Secrets?

Who has the right to decide what information should be kept secret? That's the vexatious question raised by WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, who masterminded...

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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Protecting Privacy

On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog but advertisers may infer that you own one. The flow of information from users of the internet both to social networks...
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