acm-header
Sign In

Communications of the ACM

Recent Articles


Articles Interviews Vardi's Insights Past Editor's Letters Opinion Archive Refine your search:
dateMore Than a Year Ago
subjectLegal Aspects
bg-corner

The Worldwide Web As We Know It May Be Ending
From ACM Opinion

The Worldwide Web As We Know It May Be Ending

A combination of rising nationalism, trade disputes, and concerns about the market dominance of certain global tech companies has prompted threats of regulatory...

It's Not Just Facebook. Thousands of Companies Are Spying on You 
From ACM Opinion

It's Not Just Facebook. Thousands of Companies Are Spying on You 

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, news articles and commentators have focused on what Facebook knows about us. A lot, it turns out.

Here's How Trump's FCC Affects You
From ACM Opinion

Here's How Trump's FCC Affects You

President Trump rarely spoke about the Federal Communications Commission during his campaign or after entering the White House.

Sue Over Fake News? Not So Fast
From ACM Opinion

Sue Over Fake News? Not So Fast

The latest controversy involving so-called fake news has left many wondering why websites that publish patently false statements on the Internet have not been prosecuted...

Trump's Populism Is Only the Beginning. Here Come the Robots. 
From ACM Opinion

Trump's Populism Is Only the Beginning. Here Come the Robots. 

Donald Trump's win is a wake-up call that voters are angry with a system that's made middle-class jobs tougher to come by, and increased inequality.

China's Xiaomi's Is Changing the ­.s. Too
From ACM Opinion

China's Xiaomi's Is Changing the ­.s. Too

Xiaomi is the most important phone manufacturer you've never heard of.

Snowden—Facts, Fictions, and  Fears
From ACM Opinion

Snowden—Facts, Fictions, and Fears

"Any analyst at any time can target anyone. Any selector, anywhere ... I, sitting at my desk, certainly had the authorities to wiretap anyone, from you or your...

How Secure Is the Papal Election?
From ACM News

How Secure Is the Papal Election?

As the College of Cardinals prepares to elect a new pope, security people like me wonder about the process. How does it work, and just how hard would it be to hack...

How Samsung Is Out-Innovating Apple
From ACM Opinion

How Samsung Is Out-Innovating Apple

There's no arguing that Apple set the standard for modern mobile devices with the iPhone and the iPad. It didn't take long after those two products launched for...

Make Guns Smart
From ACM Opinion

Make Guns Smart

Voices across the political spectrum are debating how to prevent mass shootings such as the one in Newtown, Connecticut.

Why We Must Fight For the Internet's Freedom
From ACM Opinion

Why We Must Fight For the Internet's Freedom

The Internet empowers each one of us to speak, create, learn, and share.

How Smartphones Make ­S Superhuman
From ACM Opinion

How Smartphones Make ­S Superhuman

Both men lit themselves on fire in protest. But only one of them is credited with starting a revolution.

Why Faces Matter to Facebook
From ACM Opinion

Why Faces Matter to Facebook

Facebook really wants to know what you look like.

A National Id Card that Protects Voting Rights
From ACM Opinion

A National Id Card that Protects Voting Rights

In December, the U.S. Department of Justice intervened under the Voting Rights Act to stay a South Carolina voter ID law.

Google Knows Too Much About You
From ACM Opinion

Google Knows Too Much About You

If you use Google, and I know you do, you may have noticed a little banner popping up at the top of the page announcing: "We're changing our privacy policy and...

From ACM Opinion

Why 2012, Despite Privacy Fears, Isn't Like Orwell's 1984

Last week was a remarkable one for the Web: A week that proved George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" incredibly prescient yet woefully incorrect.

From ACM Opinion

The Scary Prospect of Global Drone Warfare

 Drone technology is spreading rapidly. As many as 50 countries are developing or purchasing these systems, including China, Russia, India, Pakistan, and Iran. Even...

From ACM Opinion

Ftc 'do Not Track' Plan Would Be a Google Killer

The Federal Trade Commission proposed this week that consumers should have a "do not track" option for the Internet, similar to the "do not call" list that exists...

What Apple Must Do to Stop the Iphone 4 Bleeding
From ACM Opinion

What Apple Must Do to Stop the Iphone 4 Bleeding

It'd be an understatement to say that this has been a terrible week for Apple, and we haven't even reached the halfway point.

Threat of 'cyberwar' Has Been Hugely Hyped
From ACM Opinion

Threat of 'cyberwar' Has Been Hugely Hyped

There's a power struggle going on in the U.S. government right now. It's about who is in charge of cyber security, and how much control the government will exert...
Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account