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August 2013


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Overt Censorship: A Fatal Mistake?

Overt Censorship

Censorship of information often has the opposite effect by drawing attention to the censored material.


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Ultra-Low-Cost Computing and Developing Countries

Ultra-Low-Cost Computing and Developing Countries

Raspberry Pi and its potential in the "global South."


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The Air Gap: SCADA's Enduring Security Myth

The Air Gap

Attempting to use isolation as a security strategy for critical systems is unrealistic in an increasingly connected world.


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Cherry-Picking and the Scientific Method

Cherry-Picking and the Scientific Method

Software is supposed be a part of computer science, and science demands proof.


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Success in Introductory Programming: What Works?

Success in Introductory Programming

How pair programming, peer instruction, and media computation have improved computer science education.

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