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June 2019


From ACM Opinion

­Under Trump, The Fight Against Cybercrime Has Waned

­Under Trump, The Fight Against Cybercrime Has Waned

The U.S. government is not doing enough to combat the burgeoning threat of cybercrime.


From ACM Opinion

Here Are 10 Ways AI Could Help Fight Climate Change

Here Are 10 Ways AI Could Help Fight Climate Change

An international team of 22 big name AI researchers have laid out a road map suggesting how machine learning can help save the planet and humanity from imminent peril.


From ACM Opinion

Where Are All the Working Mothers in STEM?

Where Are All the Working Mothers in STEM?

Parenthood is a key driver of gender imbalance in STEM. Almost half of all women in full-time science jobs leave or go part-time after the birth of their first child. This is twice the number of men.


From ACM Opinion

Facebook's Calibra Is A Secret Weapon for Monetizing Its New Cryptocurrency

Facebook's Calibra Is A Secret Weapon for Monetizing Its New Cryptocurrency

Facebook's announcement of a new cryptocurrency, Libra, and the nonprofit association that will oversee it raises questions about the future of global banking and Facebook's role in it.


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Love It or Hate It, Java Continues to Evolve

Love It or Hate It, Java Continues to Evolve

A recent article about languages that developers love and those that they hate reported that Java was the third most loved language as well as the second most hated.


From ACM Opinion

Software Below the Poverty Line

Software Below the Poverty Line

The majority of open-source projects that we usually consider sustainable are actually receiving income below industry standards or even below the poverty threshold.


From Communications of the ACM

Global Data Justice

Global Data Justice

A new research challenge for computer science.


From Communications of the ACM

Through Computer Architecture, Darkly

Through Computer Architecture, Darkly

Total-system hardware and microarchitectural issues are becoming increasingly critical.


From Communications of the ACM

An Interview with David Brin on Resiliency

An Interview with David Brin on Resiliency

Many risks of catastrophic failures of critical infrastructures can be significantly reduced by relatively simple measures to increase resiliency.


From Communications of the ACM

Personal Data and the Internet of Things

Personal Data and the Internet of Things

It is time to care about digital provenance.

Blog at CACM
Towards Equity in K-12 Computer Science Education: Consistency, Cumulativity and Competencies
Towards Equity in K-12 Computer Science Education: Consistency, Cumulativity and Competencies
07.31.2020

To address structural barriers in Computer Science education, school districts are now looking beyond the need for specific courses or …

3 Proposals to Change How We Teach Computing In Order to Reduce Inequality
3 Proposals to Change How We Teach Computing In Order to Reduce Inequality
08.02.2020

Computer Science education is inequitable. The least-prepared students are going to be hurt the most in online teaching. We have …

The Software that Led to the Lockdown
The Software that Led to the Lockdown
07.31.2020

One of the key drivers for the decision to lockdown the U.K. in late March 2020 was a computational epidemiological …

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IoT Technology to Help Trees Fight Climate Change
IoT Technology to Help Trees Fight Climate Change
08.07.2020

Vodafone has joined forces with the U.K. Department for Environment …

Deep Learning Moves Cancer Vaccines Toward Reality
Deep Learning Moves Cancer Vaccines Toward Reality
08.07.2020

Researchers have designed a deep learning method to help develop …

Single Particles of Light Can Be Used for Remote 3D Surveillance
Single Particles of Light Can Be Used for Remote 3D Surveillance
08.07.2020

Researchers at the University of Science and Technology of China …

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