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Jon Leibowitz, the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, said on Thursday that he would resign effective mid-February.
The Chinese group behind the targeted attack on The New York Times was laser focused on accessing the email of a reporter and the newspaper’s former Beijing bureau chief to the point that it used an inordinate number of custom…
Google's chairman has sketched out a future world in which cyberterrorists are targeted by government drone strikes, online identities are taken hostage and held for ransom, and parents explain online privacy to their children…
My previous column, "The Foresight Saga, Redux," began a discussion that is continued here regarding some lessons learned from the 2012 U.S. November elections. In addition, I reflect on the collateral effects of Hurricane Sandy…
Applying a centuries-old technique to modern cost estimation.
Considering the factors influencing the recent rapid increase in the number of postdoctoral positions in computer science.
How to address the lack of transparency, trust, and acceptance in cloud services.
Seeking to protect the fundamental privacy of network interactions.
New possibilities in online education create new challenges.
Is there a "best used by" date for software?
The ambitious systems that we develop today need a proper requirements structure. The plan defined here organizes requirements specification along …
The circular slide rule was widely used until the 1970s.
The focus is on executable exams for an Introduction to Computer Science course.