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The Challenges of Regulating Cryptocurrency
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The Challenges of Regulating Cryptocurrency

The S.E.C. has yet to set clear rules on cryptocurrencies, leaving the industry guessing. Maybe that's how the agency wants it.

Will the Cloud Eat Your AI?
From ACM Opinion

Will the Cloud Eat Your AI?

Big cloud providers have a lot going for them when it comes to AI, but are they the only game in town?

A Developer's Guide to Machine-Learning Security
From ACM Opinion

A Developer's Guide to Machine-Learning Security

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

Who's Building the Foundation Models of the Future?
From ACM Opinion

Who's Building the Foundation Models of the Future?

Curation, auditing, and evaluation of so-called 'foundation models' should not be left to the tech industry.

Where Should Information Go to Be Safe?
From ACM Opinion

Where Should Information Go to Be Safe?

Enterprise data is safest in the cloud and in the 'fog', according to one expert

Tesla's Dojo Is Impressive, but It Won't Transform Supercomputing
From ACM Opinion

Tesla's Dojo Is Impressive, but It Won't Transform Supercomputing

Dojo's reported performance numbers and niche application place it outside the ranks of true supercomputers

Protecting the Global Internet from Technology Cold Wars
From Communications of the ACM

Protecting the Global Internet from Technology Cold Wars

Considering the perceived dangers of the global information flow.

How Big Data Carried Graph Theory into New Dimensions
From ACM Opinion

How Big Data Carried Graph Theory into New Dimensions

Researchers are turning to the mathematics of higher-order interactions to better model complex connections in data

Now That Machines Can Learn, Can They Unlearn?
From ACM Opinion

Now That Machines Can Learn, Can They Unlearn?

Researchers are testing whether they can remove sensitive data without retraining AI systems from scratch

Infrastructure Bill's Cryptocurrency Surveillance Provision Is Privacy Disaster
From ACM Opinion

Infrastructure Bill's Cryptocurrency Surveillance Provision Is Privacy Disaster

Mandate to collect customer data would force companies related to cryptocurrency to surveil users

The Privacy Battle that Apple Isn't Fighting
From ACM Opinion

The Privacy Battle that Apple Isn't Fighting

California has begun enforcing a browser-level privacy setting, but you still can't find that option in Safari or iOS

Computational Sustainability Meets Materials Science
From ACM Opinion

Computational Sustainability Meets Materials Science

Exploiting synergies between the disciplines advances both fields and can help establish a sustainable future.

Everyone Should Decide How Their Digital Data Is Used—Not Just Tech Cos.
From ACM Opinion

Everyone Should Decide How Their Digital Data Is Used—Not Just Tech Cos.

Smartphones, sensors, and consumer habits reveal much about society. Too few people have a say in how the data is created and used.

Kubernetes Magic Is in Enterprise Standardization, Not App Portability
From ACM Opinion

Kubernetes Magic Is in Enterprise Standardization, Not App Portability

Kubernetes isn't going to magically make your applications portable, but it just might give you something even better.

 Non-Relational's Quiet Revolution in Databases
From ACM Opinion

Non-Relational's Quiet Revolution in Databases

It's no longer exciting to talk about the rise of non-relational databases, but it's happening all the same.

How Do We Stop the Supercomputing Carbon Crisis?
From ACM Opinion

How Do We Stop the Supercomputing Carbon Crisis?

Efficiency measures are struggling to keep pace with, let alone make headway on, the accelerating demands of modern supercomputers.

Neo4j's $325 Million Venture Suggests Databases Are Cool Again
From ACM Opinion

Neo4j's $325 Million Venture Suggests Databases Are Cool Again

Relational databases aren't dead, but database innovation is cropping up in all sorts of places now, including graph databases.

Reimplementing Software Interfaces Is Fair Use
From Communications of the ACM

Reimplementing Software Interfaces Is Fair Use

A multifactored rationale for denying Oracle's claim against Google.

What Makes Quantum Computing So Hard to Explain?
From ACM Opinion

What Makes Quantum Computing So Hard to Explain?

To understand what quantum computers can do—and what they can’t—avoid falling for overly simple explanations.

Data Scientists' Important Role in Defeating COVID Vaccine Skepticism
From ACM Opinion

Data Scientists' Important Role in Defeating COVID Vaccine Skepticism

Without a basic understanding of data measures and how they're computed, data-driven vaccine safety and effectiveness messages can become meaningless sound bites...
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