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The Federal Trade Commission, the de facto federal watchdog for consumers' privacy and data security, knows it needs help.
More than a year ago, in a decision that stunned many American Internet companies, Europe's highest court ruled that search engines were required to grant an unusual right—the "right to be forgotten."
The European Space Agency has just released some fantastic close-up images taken by the Philae lander of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies is an astonishing book with an alarming thesis: Intelligent machines are "quite possibly the most important and most daunting challenge humanity has ever faced."
Seeking a better approach to pharmaceutical research and development.
Designers and developers of healthcare information technologies must address preexisting security vulnerabilities and undiagnosed future threats.
Two studies provide insights into how to increase the number of domestic doctoral students in U.S. computer science programs.
On null encryption and automated documentation.
Improving learning and achievement in introductory computer science by incorporating creative thinking into the curriculum.
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.
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Computer scientists at Boston University have created an algorithm that …
Researchers studied 127 home routers from seven brands and found …