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The Persistence of Conspiracy Theories
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The Persistence of Conspiracy Theories

No sooner had President Obama released his long-form birth certificate than Orly Taitz, the doyenne of the "birther" movement, found reason to doubt it.

Online Advertising, Behavioral Targeting, and Privacy
From Communications of the ACM

Online Advertising, Behavioral Targeting, and Privacy

Studying how privacy regulation might impact economic activity on the advertising-supported Internet.

Just How Creepy Is 'creepy'? A Test-Drive
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Just How Creepy Is 'creepy'? A Test-Drive

You probably know that some Internet and cell phone applications like Foursquare or Twitter can broadcast your location to the world. And you might know that...

No More Privacy Paranoia
From ACM Opinion

No More Privacy Paranoia

Want Web companies to stop using our personal data? Be ready to suffer the consequences.

Where Will Larry Page Lead Google?
From ACM Opinion

Where Will Larry Page Lead Google?

In the 10 years since the last time Larry Page was Google's chief executive, the company has changed a bit. It has gone from an ambitious startup to a publicly...

Three Cheers For the Judge Who Smacked Down Google Books
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Three Cheers For the Judge Who Smacked Down Google Books

For a company with the audacity to make "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible" its mission statement, it takes a lot to take...

Platform Wars Come to Social Media
From Communications of the ACM

Platform Wars Come to Social Media

The world can absorb more social media sites, but how many?

Building Castles in the Air
From Communications of the ACM

Building Castles in the Air

Reflections on recruiting and training programmers during the early period of computing.

From ACM News

Search Undergoing Biggest Disruption Since the Dawn of Google

Facing criticism over the quality of search results, Google recently tweaked its famously secretive algorithm to weed out spam sites and so-called "content farms...

Eric Schmidt: What I Read
From ACM Opinion

Eric Schmidt: What I Read

What I read varies widely based on what kind of information I’m looking for at the time.

Managing Time
From Communications of the ACM

Managing Time

Professionals overwhelmed with information glut can find hope from new insights about time management.

How the Internet Gets Inside ­s
From ACM Opinion

How the Internet Gets Inside ­s

When the first Harry Potter book appeared, in 1997, it was just a year before the universal search engine Google was launched. And so Hermione Granger, that charming...

From ACM Opinion

Bing Is Copying Your Clicks, Not Google's Results

Google's results can be accessed because Bing is snooping on IE users.

Technology, Conferences, and Community
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Technology, Conferences, and Community

Considering the impact and implications of changes in scholarly communication.

From ACM Opinion

Time to Loosen Google's Grip?

In case you hadn't noticed, Google isn't just a Web search company any longer. In addition to online advertising, it's moving into operating system and application...

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Every Day We Write the Book

What would happen if Facebook made its data available for research?

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Ftc 'do Not Track' Plan Would Be a Google Killer

The Federal Trade Commission proposed this week that consumers should have a "do not track" option for the Internet, similar to the "do not call" list that exists...

We Need a Research Data Census
From Communications of the ACM

We Need a Research Data Census

The increasing volume of research data highlights the need for reliable, cost-effective data storage and preservation at the national scale.

The Long Quest For -Universal Information Access
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The Long Quest For -Universal Information Access

Digital object repositories are on the cusp of resolving the long-standing problem of universal information access in the Internet.

Google Is Polluting the Internet
From ACM Opinion

Google Is Polluting the Internet

The danger of allowing an advertising company to control the index of human knowledge is too obvious to ignore.
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