Digital privacy has had a very bad summer. As China and Russia move to block virtual private network services, well over a billion people face losing their best...Wired From ACM Opinion | August 4, 2017
The announcement by researchers in Portland, Oregon that they've successfully modified the genetic material of a human embryo took some people by surprise.
The Conversation From ACM Opinion | August 2, 2017
China's restrictive Internet policies are known for blocking Web users who want to reach Google, Facebook or other banned apps. But now some of those policies are...The Washington Post From ACM Opinion | August 1, 2017
About five years ago, Ari Popper enrolled in a course on science-fiction writing at the University of California, Los Angeles, hoping to distract himself from the...The New Yorker From ACM Opinion | July 31, 2017
Scientists in Portland, Ore., just succeeded in creating the first genetically modified human embryo in the United States, according to Technology Review.
The Washington Post From ACM Opinion | July 28, 2017
Back in 2015, a group of business leaders and scientists published an "open letter" about how controlling artificial superintelligence might be the most urgent...Ars Technica From ACM Opinion | July 26, 2017
There is an old debate (at least, counting in internet years) that tends to crop up after major cybersecurity breaches such as the widespread WannaCry ransomware...The Atlantic From ACM Opinion | July 19, 2017
Campaigns to manipulate public opinion through false or misleading social media postings have become standard political practice across much of the world, with...The Washington Post From ACM Opinion | July 18, 2017
When science fiction writers first imagined robot invasions, the idea was that bots would become smart and powerful enough to take over the world by force, whether...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | July 17, 2017
As recent high school graduates prepare for their migration to college in the fall, one item is sure to top most students' shopping wish lists: a laptop computer...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | July 12, 2017
Back in 1980, Milton Friedman, the University of Chicago economist, starred in a public-television series called "Free to Choose," in which he presented his free...The New Yorker From ACM Opinion | July 12, 2017
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Choe Sang-Hun, The Times's Korea correspondent who is based in Seoul...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | July 6, 2017