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Toward Total-System Trustworthiness
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Toward Total-System Trustworthiness

Considering how to achieve the long-term goal to systemically reduce risks.

U.S. Needs New 'Manhattan Project' to Avoid Cyber Catastrophe
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U.S. Needs New 'Manhattan Project' to Avoid Cyber Catastrophe

Without dramatic action, a cyber catastrophe is nearly inevitable.  

To Win the Next War, the Pentagon Needs Nerds
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To Win the Next War, the Pentagon Needs Nerds

Data scientists, coders, and other techies could prove decisive in future conflicts—if Uncle Sam can recruit them.

It Is Okay to Opt out of the Crypto Revolution
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It Is Okay to Opt out of the Crypto Revolution

The crypto industry is investing heavily in getting more people to buy in, but that does not mean you have to.

Nobody Knows Where the Red Line Is for Cyberwarfare
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Nobody Knows Where the Red Line Is for Cyberwarfare

Is offense the best defense? Or would threats of retaliation keep an enemy in check?

Bitcoin Isn't Going to Change
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Bitcoin Isn't Going to Change

There's no evidence that Bitcoin's key players are interested in switching from proof-of-work to energy-saving proof of stake.

The Perils of Machine Learning in Designing New Chemicals and Materials
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The Perils of Machine Learning in Designing New Chemicals and Materials

As ML tools become more broadly available when making new compounds and materials, the possibilities of misuse increase and must be guarded against.

My Nightmare Trip into the Metaverse
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My Nightmare Trip into the Metaverse

A reporter dons a VR headset, heads into the metaverse, and witnesses the most disturbing sights of her life.

Book Review: The Future of AI
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Book Review: The Future of AI

Cyber analyst James Voorhees reviews The New Fire: War, Peace and Democracy in the Age of AI by Ben Buchanan and Andrew Imbrie.

Toward Justice in Computer Science through Community, Criticality, and Citizenship
From Communications of the ACM

Toward Justice in Computer Science through Community, Criticality, and Citizenship

Proposing a justice-centered CS education.

Two Paths for Digital Disability Law
From Communications of the ACM

Two Paths for Digital Disability Law

Understanding the legal drivers of efforts to make technology accessible.

Can AI Improve Road Safety Now?
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Can AI Improve Road Safety Now?

Well before self-driving cars become a reality, there are simpler approaches that can make roads much safer.

How Ukraine Has Defended Itself against Cyber Attacks
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How Ukraine Has Defended Itself against Cyber Attacks

As in Ukraine, U.S. organizations should work with U.S. cybersecurity agencies to prepare for and prevent attacks.

We Need a 911 for the Metaverse
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We Need a 911 for the Metaverse

Citizens of the metaverse deserve an industrywide standard for reporting abuse and harassment.

Intel CEO Says Semiconductors Are Like Oil
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Intel CEO Says Semiconductors Are Like Oil

Increasing production in U.S. can help to avoid global crises, says Gelsinger.

Congress's Antitrust Bills Have a Problem: The Happy Customer
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Congress's Antitrust Bills Have a Problem: The Happy Customer

Politicians must walk a fine line as they try to rein in Big Tech's self-preferencing tactics.

Why You Haven't Heard about the Secret Cyberwar in Ukraine
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Why You Haven't Heard about the Secret Cyberwar in Ukraine

Cyberwar has come, but the digital confrontation is playing out in the shadows.

AI Suggested 40,000 New Chemical Weapons in Six Hours
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AI Suggested 40,000 New Chemical Weapons in Six Hours

Drug-developing artificial intelligence invents 40,000 potentially lethal molecules in quarter of a day.

<i>Communications'</i> Digital Initiative and Its First Digital Event
From Communications of the ACM

Communications' Digital Initiative and Its First Digital Event

How AI and science are shaping each other.

 Russia Is Risking the Creation of an Irreversible 'Splinternet'
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Russia Is Risking the Creation of an Irreversible 'Splinternet'

If Russia disconnects—or is booted—from the Internet's governing bodies, the Internet may never be the same.
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