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September 2011


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The Calm Before the Storm

The Calm Before the Storm

Revelations of wholesale electronic fraud and massive data heists have become weekly, even daily affairs.


From ACM Opinion

Myth-Making: Say It Often, People Will Believe

The United States is reeling from a hurricane, drought, heat waves, and even an earthquake in Virginia. And we're already well into a nasty national election campaign. Now is the time to get those rumors flying, because science…


From ACM News

Cryptocurrency

The bitcoin, a virtual medium of exchange, could be a real alternative to government-issued money—but only if it survives hoarding by speculators.


From ACM Opinion

Eff to Court: Don't Let Government Hide Illegal Surveillance

The Electronic Frontier Foundation urged the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday to preserve lawsuits challenging the government's illegal mass surveillance of millions of ordinary Americans.


From Communications of the ACM

Managing Time, Part 2

Managing Time, Part 2

Masterful time management means not just tracking of messages in your personal environment, but managing your coordination network with others.


From Communications of the ACM

Remix Nation

Remix Nation

Assessing the threat the anticircumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act pose for fair use.


From Communications of the ACM

Corporate Social Responsibility and Global IT Outsourcing

Corporate Social Responsibility and Global IT Outsourcing

How to improve IT outsourcing relationships while doing good for society.


From Communications of the ACM

Realizing the Value of Social Media Requires Innovative Computing Research

Realizing the Value of Social Media Requires Innovative Computing Research

How social media are expanding traditional research and development topics for computer and information scientists.


From Communications of the ACM

Arrogance in Business Planning

Arrogance in Business Planning

Technology business plans that assume no competition — ever.


From Communications of the ACM

In Praise of 'Wilkes, Wheeler, and Gill'

In Praise of 'Wilkes, Wheeler, and Gill'

Sixty years ago, Maurice Wilkes, David Wheeler, and Stanley Gill produced the first textbook on programming: The Preparation of Programs for an Electronic Digital Computer. It was a publication that spearheaded the software revolution…

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