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Bitcoin Isn't Going to Change
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Bitcoin Isn't Going to Change

There's no evidence that Bitcoin's key players are interested in switching from proof-of-work to energy-saving proof of stake.

Information: 'I' vs. 'We' vs. 'They'
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Information: 'I' vs. 'We' vs. 'They'

Seeking a balance between protecting and using personal data.

Cybersecurity as Illuminator for the Future of Computing Research
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Cybersecurity as Illuminator for the Future of Computing Research

Considering the shifting fundamentals of cybersecurity research.

Two Paths for Digital Disability Law
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Two Paths for Digital Disability Law

Understanding the legal drivers of efforts to make technology accessible.

The AI Illusion
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The AI Illusion

State-of-the-art chatbots are not what they seem.

Quantum Computing Has a Hype Problem
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Quantum Computing Has a Hype Problem

Quantum computing startups are all the rage, but it is unclear if they will be able to produce anything of use in the near future.

Systems Abstractions
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Systems Abstractions

Computing professionals use powerful abstractions to tame complexity in large software systems and distributed networks.

Getting Off the Mad Path
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Getting Off the Mad Path

Debuggers and assertions.

Explainable AI
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Explainable AI

Opening the black box or Pandora's Box?

<i>Communications'</i> Digital Initiative and Its First Digital Event
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Communications' Digital Initiative and Its First Digital Event

How AI and science are shaping each other.

Security: The Lock and the Key to Blockchain's Future
From ACM Opinion

Security: The Lock and the Key to Blockchain's Future

For blockchain technology to fulfill its full potential, the security standard needs to mature

The Ecological Impacts of Computation and the Cloud
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The Ecological Impacts of Computation and the Cloud

The cloud is not only material but also an ecological force

Who Gets to Decide if an AI Is Alive?
From ACM Opinion

Who Gets to Decide if an AI Is Alive?

We need a Turing Test for consciousness that works for modern AI

The Troubling Future for Facial Recognition Software
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The Troubling Future for Facial Recognition Software

Considering the myriad perspectives of facial recognition technology.

Bursting a Few Balloons Regarding the Famous DARPA Red Balloon Challenge
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Bursting a Few Balloons Regarding the Famous DARPA Red Balloon Challenge

A balloon's-eyeperspective on a unique distributed, time-critical, geo-location problem.

Futures of Digital Governance
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Futures of Digital Governance

Seeking to increase the interoperability among the technical and social sciences toward new forms of governance associated with digital technology.

Is a Privacy Crisis Experienced, a Privacy Crisis Avoided?
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Is a Privacy Crisis Experienced, a Privacy Crisis Avoided?

Exploring immersive theatre as a way to educate audiences and study their perceptions of privacy and technology ethics.

A Call to Action
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A Call to Action

Digital dreams have become nightmares: What we must do.

Copyright Implications of Emulation Programs
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Copyright Implications of Emulation Programs

How emulation programs might be affected by new claims of copyright infringement.

China's 5G Soars over America's
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China's 5G Soars over America's

In some U.S. cities, 5G is slower than the old 4G system; Washington must make it a priority
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