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Why You Should Care About Your Right to Repair Gadgets
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Why You Should Care About Your Right to Repair Gadgets

New legislation could simplify tech maintenance and make buying a new smartphone or computer the last resort.

The Assault on Our Privacy Is Being Conducted in Private
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The Assault on Our Privacy Is Being Conducted in Private

The rise of social media, Google, and online shopping and banking has made us far more exposed than back in the Internet’s infancy.

We Need Remote Work for Everyone
From ACM Opinion

We Need Remote Work for Everyone

The ability to work online shouldn't be a nice-to-have for a select few, but an option for all.

The Trumpian Roots of the Chip Crisis
From ACM Opinion

The Trumpian Roots of the Chip Crisis

Blame the pandemic for the chip shortage, but the Trump administration's trade policy made the situation much worse.

Should Alexa Read Our Moods?
From ACM Opinion

Should Alexa Read Our Moods?

Companies should be barred from analyzing what people say and how they sound to recommend products or personalize advertising messages.

Tech in the Post-Pandemic World
From ACM Opinion

Tech in the Post-Pandemic World

Assessing its future, both the bad and the good.

Why Was SolarWinds So Vulnerable to a Hack?
From ACM Opinion

Why Was SolarWinds So Vulnerable to a Hack?

The federal government should set minimum security standards for software and software development.

I Talked to the Cassandra of the Internet Age
From ACM Opinion

I Talked to the Cassandra of the Internet Age

The Internet rewired our brains. Michael Goldhaber predicted it would.

Imagine a World Without Apps
From ACM Opinion

Imagine a World Without Apps

Video games are inching away from apps. Maybe every other industry can, too.

When Algorithms Give Real Students Imaginary Grades
From ACM Opinion

When Algorithms Give Real Students Imaginary Grades

In-person final exams were canceled for thousands of students this spring, so computers stepped in — to disastrous effect.

The Brain Implants That Could Change Humanity
From ACM Opinion

The Brain Implants That Could Change Humanity

Brains are talking to computers, and computers to brains. Are our daydreams safe?

College Courses Online Are Disappointing. Here's How to Fix Them
From ACM Opinion

College Courses Online Are Disappointing. Here's How to Fix Them

Colleges and universities should embrace the classic tutorial system and adapt it for the online world.

Immigration Bans Will Lead to Dumbing Down of the World
From ACM Opinion

Immigration Bans Will Lead to Dumbing Down of the World

Immigrants who came to America for study or employment are more likely to file a patent, publish a scientific paper, start a company, and earn higher wages than...

For Online Learning, Business Has Never Been Better
From ACM Opinion

For Online Learning, Business Has Never Been Better

Demand for Chegg roughly doubled when schools shut down, but its chief executive, Dan Rosensweig, now needs to figure out how the company will adapt.

A Case for Banning Facial Recognition
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A Case for Banning Facial Recognition

A Google research scientist explains why she thinks the police shouldn't use facial recognition software.

The Robot Artists Aren’t Coming
From ACM Opinion

The Robot Artists Aren’t Coming

Artificial intelligence is making machines more creative — but machines don't make art.

A Case for Cooperation Between Machines and Humans
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A Case for Cooperation Between Machines and Humans

A computer scientist argues that the quest for fully automated robots is misguided, perhaps even dangerous. His decades of warnings are gaining more attention. ...

Why Zoom Is Terrible
From ACM Opinion

Why Zoom Is Terrible

There's a reason video apps make you feel awkward and unfulfilled.

Will Online Education Widen Asia's Digital Divide?
From ACM Opinion

Will Online Education Widen Asia's Digital Divide?

Some students may be at a disadvantage as e-learning relies heavily on home environments, experts say.

Online Learning Should Return to a Supporting Role
From ACM Opinion

Online Learning Should Return to a Supporting Role

Winner-take-all economics and cost-cutting may make many in-person lectures obsolete, but the best education continues to be intensive, expensive, and done in person...
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