In the wake of the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes of Boeing 737 Max planes, people are thinking about how much of their air travel is handled by software...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | April 1, 2019
In any office, home or other shared space, there's almost always someone who's too cold, someone who's too hot—and someone who doesn't know what the fuss around...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | January 16, 2019
As Americans increasingly buy and install smart devices in their homes, all those cheap interconnected devices create new security problems for individuals and...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | January 14, 2019
Cybersecurity researchers and analysts are rightly worried that a new type of computer, based on quantum physics rather than more standard electronics, could ...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | December 28, 2018
If there's one line that stands the test of time in Steven Spielbergs 1993 classic "Jurassic Park," it's probably Jeff Goldblum's exclamation, "Your scientists...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | November 15, 2018
The closest place in the universe where extraterrestrial life might exist is Mars, and human beings are poised to attempt to colonize this planetary neighbor within...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | November 6, 2018
Your brain is an inexhaustible source of secure passwords—but you might not have to remember anything. Passwords and PINs with letters and numbers are relatively...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | October 26, 2018
Looking to modernize voting practices, speed waiting times at the polls, increase voter turnout and generally make voting more convenient, many government officials—and...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | October 18, 2018
It seems like every few months there's a new cellphone, laptop or tablet that is so exciting people line up around the block to get their hands on it.
The Conversation From ACM Opinion | September 21, 2018
On a crisp California afternoon in early December 1968, a square-jawed, mild-mannered Stanford researcher named Douglas Engelbart took the stage at San Francisco's...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | September 18, 2018
If you've ever seen a picture of a DNA molecule, you probably saw it in its famous B-form: two strands coiling around each other in a right-handed fashion to form...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | August 30, 2018
The Russian attacks on the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the country's continuing election-related hacking have happened across all three dimensions of cyberspace—physical...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | July 31, 2018
What the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution means when it protects citizens against an unreasonable search by government agents isn't entirely clear.
The Conversation From ACM Opinion | July 26, 2018
Computers' amazing abilities to entertain people, help them work, and even respond to voice commands are, at their heart, the results of decades of technological...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | July 18, 2018