In January 1986, Basit and Amjad Alvi, sibling programmers living near the main train station in Lahore, Pakistan, wrote a piece of code to safeguard the latest...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | January 28, 2011
This past June, Alan Rusbridger, the editor of The Guardian, phoned me and asked, mysteriously, whether I had any idea how to arrange a secure communication....The New York Times From ACM News | January 27, 2011
In May 2009, The Daily Telegraph set off a political storm in Britain when it detailed widespread expense-account abuse by members of Parliament. Among the claims...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | December 20, 2010
Google handles nearly two-thirds of Internet search queries worldwide. Analysts reckon that most Web sites rely on the search engine for half of their traffic....The New York Times From ACM Opinion | July 15, 2010
The great cosmic joke would be to find out definitively that the advances we thought were blessings--from the hormones women pump into their bodies all their lives...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | June 28, 2010
Extraordinary cases make bad law. In a sense, Armando Galarraga’s non-perfect perfect game, spoiled by an umpire’s call on what should have been the 27th out, offers...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | June 3, 2010
For about a decade now, ever since it became clear that the jungle of the World Wide Web would triumph over the walled gardens of CompuServe, AOL and MSN, a general...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | April 12, 2010
Should we be surprised that the biggest fight over freedom of expression in years involves Google, a company that produces algorithms rather than articles?
Probably...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | March 29, 2010
China's censorship of the Internet may be blunt, but Google has found negotiations with the Chinese government in recent weeks to be subtle and uncertain.
That...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | March 25, 2010
Perhaps the only thing more surprising than President Obama’s decision to give an interview for "America’s Most Wanted" last weekend was his apparent agreement...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | March 15, 2010
The Obama administration has said that it may require automakers to install “smart pedals” on all new cars. This kind of system—already used in BMWs, Chryslers...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | March 12, 2010
The more, the better. That’s the fashionable recipe for nurturing new ideas these days. It emphasizes a kind of Internet-era egalitarianism that celebrates the...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | February 1, 2010
An early advocate of the Internet's culture of openness, computer scientist Jaron Lanier has written a new book in which he reconsiders that view and takes a more...The New York Times From ACM TechNews | January 14, 2010
The value of skilled immigrants with H-1B visas provokes a wide range of opinions and commentary, from IT workers, a former H-1B visa holder, a displaced worker...The New York Times From ACM News | April 16, 2009