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Cloud Computing Privacy Concerns on Our Doorstep
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Cloud Computing Privacy Concerns on Our Doorstep

Privacy and confidentiality issues in cloud-based conference management systems reflect more universal themes.

Reflections on the Toyota Debacle
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Reflections on the Toyota Debacle

A look in the rearview mirror reveals system and process blind spots.

Google AdWords and European Trademark Law
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Google AdWords and European Trademark Law

Is Google violating trademark law by operating its AdWords system?

Don't Bring Me a Good Idea
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Don't Bring Me a Good Idea

You want to know how to get my attention?" Jason Kalich asked the audience rhetorically. "First off, don't bring me a good...

The Brainy Learning Algorithms of Numenta
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The Brainy Learning Algorithms of Numenta

How the inventor of the PalmPilot studied the workings of the human brain to help companies turn a deluge of data into business intelligence.

Web Giants Get Bigger, Location Takes Off
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Web Giants Get Bigger, Location Takes Off

The easiest way to sum up the Web in 2010 is that it was a year of growth. The big got bigger and smaller companies came out of the woodwork with new plays on...

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Careful When Shooting the Messenger

In May 2009, The Daily Telegraph set off a political storm in Britain when it detailed widespread expense-account abuse by members of Parliament. Among the claims...

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Stuxnet's Finnish-Chinese Connection

I recently wrote a white paper entitled “Dragons, Tigers, Pearls, and Yellowcake” in which I proposed four alternative scenarios for the Stuxnet worm other than...

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Time to Loosen Google's Grip?

In case you hadn't noticed, Google isn't just a Web search company any longer. In addition to online advertising, it's moving into operating system and application...

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Don't Prosecute Wikileaks

As faculty members and officers of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, we are concerned by recent reports that the Department of Justice is...

­biquity Symposium: 'what Is Computation?'
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­biquity Symposium: 'what Is Computation?'

A new series on ACM's Ubiquity seeks to answer the question: 'What is computation?' In this opening article, Ubiquity's editor-in-chief Peter J. Denning and co-author...

Why a Moore's Law For Green Tech Doesn't Compute
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Why a Moore's Law For Green Tech Doesn't Compute

Expecting green technology to follow a Moore's Law-type axiom is a formula for disappointment, according to CNet's Martin LaMonica. 

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It's Time For E-Sputnik

The launch of the Soviet Union's Sputnik satellite is an apt metaphor for the threat of a surprise cyberattack on the United States and as a catalyst for spurring...

Multitouch Pioneer Jeff Han Starts to Think Small (devices)
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Multitouch Pioneer Jeff Han Starts to Think Small (devices)

For years now, Jeff Han has been working on large-screen multitouch displays. Han and his company, Perceptive Pixel, are best known for creating the giant touch...

Prosecute Assange ­nder the Espionage Act
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Prosecute Assange ­nder the Espionage Act

Just as the First Amendment is not a license to yell 'Fire!' in a crowded theater, it is also not a license to jeopardize national security.

The 24-Hour Athenian Democracy
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The 24-Hour Athenian Democracy

"I'm aware of your need to stay anonymous, but I have to be able to describe the scope of this movement. Can any of you tell me where you're typing from?"

The Man Behind Tumblr
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The Man Behind Tumblr

The head of the microblogging site talks about the future of social networking and whether being a 24-year-old CEO makes it harder to command respect.

The Man Behind Tumblr
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The Man Behind Tumblr

The head of the microblogging site talks about the future of social networking and whether being a 24-year-old CEO makes it harder to command respect.

How Google Plans to Clone You
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How Google Plans to Clone You

Google is working on a virtual version of you. Will you call it 'Mini-Me?'

Everything You Need to Know About Wikileaks
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Everything You Need to Know About Wikileaks

Two experts lay out the facts surrounding the controversy.
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