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Revelations of wholesale electronic fraud and massive data heists have become weekly, even daily affairs.
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…
The bitcoin, a virtual medium of exchange, could be a real alternative to government-issued money—but only if it survives hoarding by speculators.
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.
Masterful time management means not just tracking of messages in your personal environment, but managing your coordination network with others.
Assessing the threat the anticircumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act pose for fair use.
How to improve IT outsourcing relationships while doing good for society.
How social media are expanding traditional research and development topics for computer and information scientists.
Technology business plans that assume no competition — ever.
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…