"For most artists," as the famous Tim O'Reilly aphorism has it "the problem isn't piracy, it's obscurity." To me, this is inarguably true and self-evident—the...The Guardian From ACM Opinion | June 21, 2011
In justifying U.S. involvement in Libya, the Obama administration cited the "responsibility to protect" citizens of other countries when their governments engage...The Wall Street Journal From ACM Opinion | June 20, 2011
Malware authors move fast. Following on from the previous blog post on Bitcoin botnet mining, we have seen a recent Trojan in the wild targeting Bitcoin wallets...Symantec From ACM News | June 17, 2011
Online piracy is a huge business. A recent study found that Web sites offering pirated digital content or counterfeit goods, like illicit movie downloads or bootleg...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | June 10, 2011
In an age where business dominates our governments and writes our laws, every technological advance offers business an opportunity to impose new restrictions...Richard Stallman From ACM Opinion | June 9, 2011
RSA Security is offering to provide security monitoring or replace its well-known SecurID tokens—devices used by millions of corporate workers to securely log...The Wall Street Journal From ACM News | June 7, 2011
When Jeff Moss, popularly known as the Dark Tangent, started holding underground hacker conferences in Las Vegas he knew he had a problem. All previous gatherings...The Guardian From ACM Opinion | June 6, 2011
Thanks to many people who have written in asking whether the recent Google announcement of a new China-based wave of attacks on Gmail accounts is related to the...The Atlantic From ACM Opinion | June 6, 2011
Many readers are probably too young too remember Senator William Proxmire. I am sorry to say he served in the U.S. Senate from 1957 to 1989. Despite some good...University of Michigan Press From ACM Opinion | May 27, 2011
In this era of Big Data, there is little that cannot be tracked in our online lives—or even in our offline lives. Consider one new Silicon Valley venture, called...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | May 26, 2011
Software developers should use empirical methods to analyze their designs to predict how working systems will behave.
Clayton T. Morrison, Richard T. Snodgrass From Communications of the ACM | June 1, 2011
Considerable progress has been made toward the formation of a computing profession since we started tracking it in this column a decade ago.
Peter J. Denning, Dennis J. Frailey From Communications of the ACM | June 1, 2011
The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace represents a shift in the way the U.S. government is approaching identity management, privacy, and the...Ari Schwartz From Communications of the ACM | June 1, 2011
Without library privacy, individuals might not engage in free and open inquiry for fear that their interactions with the library will be used against them.Harvard Law School From ACM Opinion | May 20, 2011