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It's Time to Stop Paying for a VPN
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It's Time to Stop Paying for a VPN

Many services meant to protect your Web browsing can no longer be trusted

A Developer's Guide to Machine-Learning Security
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A Developer's Guide to Machine-Learning Security

Countering adversarial attacks means understanding the different types as well as the ML weak spots

AI Futures
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AI Futures: Fact and Fantasy

Three books offer varied perspectives on the ascendancy of artificial intelligence.

Competitive Compatibility
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Competitive Compatibility: Let's Fix the Internet, Not the Tech Giants

Seeking to make Big Tech less central to the Internet.

Divide and Conquer
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Divide and Conquer

The use and limits of bisection.

Remaining Connected Throughout Design
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Remaining Connected Throughout Design

Applying the unique experiences of designing technologies for vulnerable communities.

AI Ethics
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AI Ethics: A Call to Faculty

Integrating ethics into artificial intelligence education and development.

Whose Smartphone Is It?
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Whose Smartphone Is It?

Should two private companies have complete control over the world's cellphones?

Testing Educational Digital Games
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Testing Educational Digital Games

Diversifying usability studies utilizing rapid application development.

Back of the Envelope
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Back of the Envelope

Back-of-the-envelope calculations are a powerful professional practice.

Women's Lives in Code
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Women's Lives in Code

Exploring Ellen Ullman's 'Close to the Machine' and AMC's 'Halt and Catch Fire.'

Security Done Right Can Make Smart Cities Wise
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Security Done Right Can Make Smart Cities Wise

Seeking security improvements for smart cities.

How to Do Machine Learning without an Army of Data Scientists
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How to Do Machine Learning without an Army of Data Scientists

Machine learning is still harder than it needs to be, but there are tools that can help

Low-Code Development Could Boost AI Adoption
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Low-Code Development Could Boost AI Adoption

Artificial intelligence is hard, but low-code options might make it much easier

What Do Developers Want and Need from Secure Coding Training?
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What Do Developers Want and Need from Secure Coding Training?

There is still confusion about the role developers play in software security

Governing AI Safety through Independent Audits
From ACM Opinion

Governing AI Safety through Independent Audits

Governance of highly automated systems is critical to garner widespread public trust

A European Union Approach to Regulating Big Tech
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A European Union Approach to Regulating Big Tech

Considering a new regulatory proposal for addressing digital market competition concerns.

What Does Saying That 'Programming Is Hard' Really Say, and About Whom?
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What Does Saying That 'Programming Is Hard' Really Say, and About Whom?

Shifting the focus from the perceived difficulty of learning programming to making programming more universally accessible.

In Praise of the Disassembler
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In Praise of the Disassembler

There is much to be learned from the lower-level details of hardware.

Responsible AI
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Responsible AI: Bridging From Ethics to Practice

Recommendations for increasing the benefits of artificial intelligence technologies.
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