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Alex Gibney's new documentary, Zero Days, looks at the Stuxnet worm—a cyber weapon developed by the U.S. and Israel.
Tesla's Autopilot feature is now under investigation after the first known fatality involving a Tesla car using "Autopilot" mode was reported. The car automation technology appears to have been misused.
His 1963 Integrated Data Store set the template for all subsequent database management systems.
Reconsidering traditional research ethics given the emergence of big data analytics.
A proposal for a law to prevent artificial intelligence systems from being mistaken for humans.
Seeking a market-based solution to the problem of a person's unjustified inaccessibility to their private information.
Assessing an important recent design patent infringement court decision.
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 Covid-19 pandemic has spurred consumers to substitute fitting rooms …
Computer scientists at Boston University have created an algorithm that …
Researchers studied 127 home routers from seven brands and found …