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In March, Twitter turns five years old. The microblogging service—which now has an estimated 200 million users worldwide—has been used by heads of state, astronauts in outer space and protesters in Iran, Egypt and Tunisia…
Soon after Paul Buchheit joined Google in 1999, he coined the phrase "Don't be evil," which along with profit and loss, remains the yardstick by which Google is most commonly judged. As employee No. 23, Buchheit created Gmail…
Changing the trajectory of participation in computing for students at various stages of development.
A chilling scenario portends a possible future.
Professionals overwhelmed with information glut can find hope from new insights about time management.
Examining the fine print concerning your rights in your copies of purchased software.
Mathematics is no longer the only foundation for computing and information research and education in academia.
Ethics can and should be presented to computer science students in appropriate ways.
The foundation of any collective action, of any community, is language. It influences how we feel, react, and understand.
On the added value of teaching an online soft skills course to undergrad computer science students.
The U.S. National Science Foundation has taken action in 16-to-20 …
A new tool measures the hidden cost of machine learning.
A cybersecurity advisory issued by the National Security Agency's Cybersecurity …