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Myths and Fallacies of 'Personally Identifiable Information'
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Myths and Fallacies of 'Personally Identifiable Information'

Developing effective privacy protection technologies is a critical challenge for security and privacy research as the amount and variety of data collected about...

From Facebook, Answering Privacy Concerns with New Settings
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From Facebook, Answering Privacy Concerns with New Settings

Six years ago, we built Facebook around a few simple ideas. People want to share and stay connected with their friends and the people around them. If we give people...

Gary Mcgraw on Developing Secure Software
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Gary Mcgraw on Developing Secure Software

Cigital CTO Gary McGraw and colleagues examined 30 companies' secure software development practices to create a measurement instrument that companies could use...

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Immigration and Ids: A Modest Proposal

All Americans--whether brown, white, or black--should be required to carry a passport showing they are red, white, and blue.

Just How Fragile Is the Internet?
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Just How Fragile Is the Internet?

In 1998, a hacker told Congress that he could bring down the Internet in 30 minutes by exploiting a certain flaw that sometimes caused online outages. In 2003...

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Facebook's 'evil Interfaces'

Social networking companies don't have it easy. Advertisers covet their users' data, and in a niche that often seems to lack a clear business model, selling (or...

Great Computing Museums of the World, Part Two
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Great Computing Museums of the World, Part Two

The second of a two-part series highlighting several of the world's museums dedicated to preserving, exhibiting, and elucidating computing history.

Is Mobile Email Addiction Overlooked?
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Is Mobile Email Addiction Overlooked?

Studying the prevalence of mobile email addiction and the associated possible implications for organizations.

Can IT Lean Against the Wind?
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Can IT Lean Against the Wind?

Lessons from the global financial crisis.

How to Make Progress in Computing Education
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How to Make Progress in Computing Education

Improving the research base for computing education requires securing competitive funding commitments.

Cloud Computing and Electricity: Beyond the Utility Model
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Cloud Computing and Electricity: Beyond the Utility Model

Assessing the strengths, weaknesses, and general applicability of the computing-as-utility business model.

A Less Personal Computer
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A Less Personal Computer

In Web parlance, "chrome" is the part of the browser that surrounds the page: the address bar, the "Back" button, and those all-important bookmarks. Chrome is also...

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Eff Backs Yahoo! to Protect ­ser from Warrantless Email Search

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) along with Google and numerous other public interest organizations and Internet industry associations joined with Yahoo...

Marc Maiffret: The Quick Rise of a Teen Hacker
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Marc Maiffret: The Quick Rise of a Teen Hacker

For Marc Maiffret, the turning point in his life came when—at the age of 17—he woke up to an FBI agent pointing a gun at his head. A runaway and high school dropout...

Marc Maiffret: The Quick Rise of a Teen Hacker
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Marc Maiffret: The Quick Rise of a Teen Hacker

For Marc Maiffret, the turning point in his life came when—at the age of 17—he woke up to an FBI agent pointing a gun at his head. A runaway and high school dropout...

I Was Hacked in Beijing
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I Was Hacked in Beijing

The reality--and my fears--dawned only slowly. For weeks, friends and colleagues complained I had not answered their e-mail messages. I swore I had not received...

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Not Creating Content. Just Protecting It.

Should we be surprised that the biggest fight over freedom of expression in years involves Google, a company that produces algorithms rather than articles? Probably...

Q&A: Systematic Thinking
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Q&A: Systematic Thinking

Andrew S. Tanenbaum talks about MINIX, microkernels, and electronic voting systems.

The Data-Structure Canon
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The Data-Structure Canon

Data structures are part of the foundation of computer science. It pays to revisit them from time to time.

When Network Neutrality Met Privacy
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When Network Neutrality Met Privacy

Incorporating the consideration of privacy into the ongoing debate concerning network neutrality.
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