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Margrethe Vestager is already having a busy 2016.
One afternoon last fall a Reddit user with the handle "FranktheShank1" was enjoying a new video game on his PlayStation 4.
The Apple-FBI standoff, where Apple is refusing to write special software that would help investigators crack into an iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters, is largely viewed as a battle between privacy and security.
Over the past century, more than a few great writers have expressed concern about humanity's future.
A memory that’s stayed with me from my stint in the military nearly 50 years ago is a sign that my supply sergeant kept on his desk: "We’ve been working with less and less for so long that now we can do everything with nothing…
Let's say computers come for most of our jobs. This may not seem likely at the moment; computer scientists and economists offer wildly varying ideas for how deeply automation will affect future employment.
It's a showdown that has the country mesmerized.
In its legal fight against the FBI over iPhone security, Apple has made just about every argument it can credibly make.
Apple's argument that a court order forcing it to write software code violates its First Amendment rights is legally sound and raises serious concerns, according to one of the lawyers most responsible for establishing the precedent…
Fred Kaplan has written a consistently eye-opening history of our government’s efforts to effectively manage our national security in the face of the largely open global communications network established by the World Wide Web…
Everybody knew this day would come.
There can't be many job titles out there cooler than "futurist." And earlier this week, I sat down with Sheryl Connelly, who holds that position at the Ford Motor Company.
Allowing some reverse engineering of technical measures for non-infringing purposes.
In addition to alliances created for broadening participation in computing, research is required to better utilize the knowledge they have produced.
Guidelines for the enterprise.
Seeking an improved paper presentation process.
Information justice is both a business concern and a moral question.
A recent celebration of 50 years of operating system research yields lessons for all professionals in designing offers for their clients.
Stanford University President John Hennessy discusses his academic and industry experiences in Silicon Valley with UC Berkeley CS Professor David Patterson.
The case of the Introduction to Computer Science course.
A rare find: the user manual of the oldest surviving computer in the world, the Zuse Z4 relay machine (1945).
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. Computer Chess Championship in 1970.
Georgia election officials say they found a programming error on …
The Trump administration announced a research and development agreement on artificial …
More than $44.75 million in bounties was awarded to hackers …