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Cutting Their Own Throats

Traditional publishing is dominated by the Big Six publishing groups—folks like Hachette, Holtzbrinck, Penguin-Putnam, and so on. In general these publishers...

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Who Watches the Watchers?

Once again, specialized security technology from a western vendor was found being used by foreign regime on the U.S. trade embargo list.

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Internet Anti-Piracy Bill Would Chill Free Expression

A bill in the House aims to fight online piracy, but its blunderbuss approach would cripple online innovation and chill free expression on the Web.

The Big Data Boom Is the Innovation Story of Our Time
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The Big Data Boom Is the Innovation Story of Our Time

The data revolution has turned customers into unwitting business consultants, as our purchases and searches are tracked to improve everything from Web sites to...

Eu Chief Privacy Regulator on New Internet Rules
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Eu Chief Privacy Regulator on New Internet Rules

In an interview, European Commission vice president Viviane Reding discusses the differences between U.S. and European views on Internet privacy regulation. 

Managing the Demise of Privacy
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Managing the Demise of Privacy

Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists examine identity management in social media at the Privacy Identity Innovation conference.

Doctoral Program Rankings For U.S. Computing Programs
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Doctoral Program Rankings For U.S. Computing Programs: The National Research Council Strikes Out

A proposal for improving doctoral program ranking strategy.

The Grounding Practice
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The Grounding Practice

The skill of making and recognizing grounded claims is essential for professional practice. Getting objective data to support your conclusions is not enough.

Data Trends on Minorities and People with Disabilities in Computing
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Data Trends on Minorities and People with Disabilities in Computing

Seeking a comprehensive view of minority student demographics to determine what programs and policies are needed to promote diversity.

Debugging on Live Systems
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Debugging on Live Systems

It is more of a social than a technical problem.

On Turbocharged, Heat-Seeking, Robotic Fishing Poles
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On Turbocharged, Heat-Seeking, Robotic Fishing Poles

There is a well-known proverb, "If you give someone a fish, they'll eat for a day; if you teach them how to fish, they'll eat for a lifetime." The point is obvious...

The Legacy of Steve Jobs
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The Legacy of Steve Jobs

Reflecting on the career and contributions of the Apple cofounder.

Life, Death, and the iPad: Cultural Symbols and Steve Jobs
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Life, Death, and the iPad: Cultural Symbols and Steve Jobs

In the days that followed Steve Jobs' death, he was frequently compared to Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. But Jobs was creating experiences, not technologies or...

The Most Ancient Marketing
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The Most Ancient Marketing

Before Apple, Steve Jobs famously went to India with a college friend. While I never had occasion to talk to Jobs about it, I have a theory I wish I had a chance...

Occupy the Net!
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Occupy the Net!

What would George Orwell make of Facebook? Nothing really: His account would probably be deactivated by the company. If he were lucky, he would be told to produce...

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­.s. Anti-Hacking Law Turns Computer ­sers Into Criminals

A commonly invoked anti-hacking law is so overbroad that it criminalizes conduct as innocuous as using a fake user name on Facebook or fibbing about your weight...

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Privacy Loses in Twitter/wikileaks Records Battle

A district court judge in Virginia ruled against online privacy, allowing U.S federal investigators to collect private records of three Twitter users as part of...

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How Can Malware Be Stopped?

The world of cybersecurity is starting to resemble a paranoid thriller.

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The Court's Gps Test

There were no GPS tracking devices when the framers wrote the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable searches. But that does not mean this sometimes...

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The End of the Credit Card?

A new app called Card Case foretells a world without cash and plastic.
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