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Collusion Rings Threaten the Integrity of Computer Science Research
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Collusion Rings Threaten the Integrity of Computer Science Research

Experiences discovering attempts to subvert the peer-review process.

Aversion to Versions
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Aversion to Versions

Code needs to run anywhere as long as the necessary dependencies can be resolved.

The Risks of Election Believability (or Lack Thereof)
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The Risks of Election Believability (or Lack Thereof)

With 90% of the 2020 U.S. general election ballot contents verifiable by paper, why do only 65% of voters trust the results?

Vivienne Sze: Crossing the Hardware-Software Divide for Efficient AI
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Vivienne Sze: Crossing the Hardware-Software Divide for Efficient AI

MIT Associate Professor Vivienne Sze discusses why we need low-power AI now, and more.

Trustworthy Scientific Computing
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Trustworthy Scientific Computing

Addressing the trust issues underlying the current limits on data sharing.

The 10 Best Practices for Remote Software Engineering
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The 10 Best Practices for Remote Software Engineering

Focusing on the human element of remote software engineer productivity.

Let's Be Honest
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Let's Be Honest

Seeking to rectify the two mutually exclusive ways of comparing computational power — encoding and simulation.

Why Cryptocurrency Is A Giant Fraud
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Why Cryptocurrency Is A Giant Fraud

Speculators might make money on cryptocurrency, but the arguments for its usefulness fail completely.

Tech in the Post-Pandemic World
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Tech in the Post-Pandemic World

Assessing its future, both the bad and the good.

Google Has A Plan To 'Fix' Online Privacy. Everybody Hates It
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Google Has A Plan To 'Fix' Online Privacy. Everybody Hates It

Google recently decided to adopt a new way to track users, and says it's more private than cookies and nearly as effective for advertising. The rest of the Internet...

Turing Awardee Jeffrey Ullman on How He Got Involved with Computer Science
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Turing Awardee Jeffrey Ullman on How He Got Involved with Computer Science

Jeffrey Ullman, co-recipient of the 2020 ACM A.M. Turing Award, discusses the imposter syndrome, running a Burroughs 5500, and using applications to address social...

The Healing Power of Javascript
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The Healing Power of Javascript

For some, code is therapy, an escape and a path to hope in a troubled world.

Building a Multilingual Wikipedia
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Building a Multilingual Wikipedia

Seeking to develop a multilingual Wikipedia where content can be shared among language editions.

Roots of 'Program' Revisited
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Roots of 'Program' Revisited

Considering the fundamental nature and malleability of programming.

When Hackers Were Heroes
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When Hackers Were Heroes

The complex legacy of Steven Levy's obsessive programmers.

The Non-Psychopath's Guide to Managing an Open Source Project
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The Non-Psychopath's Guide to Managing an Open Source Project

Respect your staff, learn from others, and know when to let go.

Devavrat Shah on Curbing Online Misinformation
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Devavrat Shah on Curbing Online Misinformation

MIT Professor Devavrat Shah shares his thoughts on human content moderation, recommendation algorithms, and diluting the spread of misinformation online.

Why Was SolarWinds So Vulnerable to a Hack?
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Why Was SolarWinds So Vulnerable to a Hack?

The federal government should set minimum security standards for software and software development.

What Can the Maker Movement Teach Us About the Digitization of Creativity?
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What Can the Maker Movement Teach Us About the Digitization of Creativity?

Experimenting with the creative process.

50 Years of Pascal
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50 Years of Pascal

The Pascal programming language creator Niklaus Wirth reflects on its origin, spread, and further development.
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