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Securing Keys, Drams and Freeze-Mist
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Securing Keys, Drams and Freeze-Mist

In one of the more interesting articles in the Communications of the ACM in recent years, J. Alex Halderman and a cast of thousands write in the May 2009 issue...

High Tech's Great Leap Backward
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High Tech's Great Leap Backward

Beijing recently announced that starting on July 1, all computers sold in China must come installed with government-designed software to block pornography. Testing...

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The Dmca Is Endangering American Security

I've had the government's 60-day Cyberspace Policy Review sitting on my desk for many days now, dutifully highlighted and marked up with notes. And I see one gigantic...

Berners-Lee: We No Longer Fully Understand the Web
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Berners-Lee: We No Longer Fully Understand the Web

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee wants to put the Web under the microscope to investigate how it changes our behavior. He discusses the Web Science Research...

Berners-Lee: We No Longer Fully Understand the Web
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Berners-Lee: We No Longer Fully Understand the Web

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee wants to put the Web under the microscope to investigate how it changes our behavior. He discusses the Web Science Research...

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Internet Scientist Says, You Can't Hack Data From Militaries. Then Who Did and How?

An acclaimed Internet scientist in China has said that there is no way hackers could access top-secret data by penetrating the firewalls of military or government...

Is China's 'secure' Os a Threat to U.s Offensive Cyber Capabilities?
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Is China's 'secure' Os a Threat to U.s Offensive Cyber Capabilities?

China's development of the Kylin hardened operating system undermines U.S. offensive cyber warfare capabilities, Kevin G. Coleman of Technolytics Institute told...

Inventor: Ssl Not to Blame For Security Woes
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Inventor: Ssl Not to Blame For Security Woes

It is unfair to blame Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for security woes because system weaknesses are usually attributed to the browser, while SSL is simply a protocol...

The Downside of Friends: Facebook's Hacking Problem
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The Downside of Friends: Facebook's Hacking Problem

Scammers unleashed a new attack on Facebook last week, collecting users' log-in information and passwords and pilfering victims' "friends" lists to target the next...

The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Software as a Service
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The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Software as a Service

The commercial opportunities of software as a service are widely hyped these days and many think SaaS is the future of software. That might be true in the medium...

The Network Neutrality Debate Hits Europe
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The Network Neutrality Debate Hits Europe

Differences in telecommunications regulation between the U.S. and the European Union are a key factor in viewing the debate over network neutrality legislation...

Vint Cerf on Ipv6's Future, the Net's Redesign, and Google's Power
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Vint Cerf on Ipv6's Future, the Net's Redesign, and Google's Power

ACM Fellow and A.M. Turing Award winner Vinton G. Cerf discusses a range of issues including broader Internet availability and his work with universities as Chief...

Q&A: Our Dame Commander
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Q&A: Our Dame Commander

Wendy Hall discusses her plans to increase ACM's membership and to create task forces in China, India, and Europe.

Computing as Social Science
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Computing as Social Science

College students must be shown that computer science is social, relevant, important, and caring. The way computer science is taught can hold students' interest...

The Grill: Jeannette M. Wing on the Hot Seat
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The Grill: Jeannette M. Wing on the Hot Seat

Carnegie Mellon University professor Jeannette M. Wing is an expert on computational thinking, the discipline of applying computer science's problem-solving methods...

Advising Students For Success
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Advising Students For Success

Some advice for those doing the advising (and what the advisors can learn from the advisees).

Your Students Are Your Legacy
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Your Students Are Your Legacy

This Viewpoint boils down into a few magazine pages what I've learned in my 32 years of mentoring Ph.D. students.

When Is a 'License' Really a Sale?
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When Is a 'License' Really a Sale?

Can you resell software even if the package says you can't? What are the implications for copyright law of the U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous June 2008 decision...

Is Software Engineering Engineering?
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Is Software Engineering Engineering?

Software engineering continues to be dogged by claims it is not engineering. Adopting a computer-systems view that embraces hardware, software, and user environment...

Point/Counterpoint: Network Neutrality Nuances
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Point/Counterpoint: Network Neutrality Nuances

A discussion of divergent paths to unrestricted access of content and applications via the Internet.
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