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Why the Googlification of Obamacare Really Matters
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Why the Googlification of Obamacare Really Matters

The Internet is piling yet more vitriol on the shoddy Obamacare rollout in response to a report, by Bloomberg's Alex Wayne, that the administration has recruited...

Fifth Amendment Prohibits Compelled Decryption, New EFF Brief Argues
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Fifth Amendment Prohibits Compelled Decryption, New EFF Brief Argues

Encryption is one of the most important ways to safeguard data from prying eyes.

Merkel Balks at E­ Privacy Push
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Merkel Balks at E­ Privacy Push

Chancellor Merkel has put on a good show of being outraged by American spying.

Why We Should Think About the Threat of Artificial Intelligence
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Why We Should Think About the Threat of Artificial Intelligence

If the New York Times's latest article is to be believed, artificial intelligence is moving so fast it sometimes seems almost "magical."

Driverless Cars Are Further Away Than You Think
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Driverless Cars Are Further Away Than You Think

A silver BMW 5 Series is weaving through traffic at roughly 120 kilometers per hour (75 mph) on a freeway that cuts northeast through Bavaria between Munich and...

Is Ad Avoidance a Problem?
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Is Ad Avoidance a Problem?

Back in the twentieth century, people were roughly equal in their power to avoid advertising.

Intelligence Chief Clapper Cites 'casablanca' in Dismissing Merkel Mess
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Intelligence Chief Clapper Cites 'casablanca' in Dismissing Merkel Mess

You must remember this: A kiss is just a kiss, a spy is just a spy.

All Can Be Lost: The Risk of Putting Our Knowledge in the Hands of Machines
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All Can Be Lost: The Risk of Putting Our Knowledge in the Hands of Machines

On the evening of February 12, 2009, a Continental Connection commuter flight made its way through blustery weather between Newark, New Jersey, and Buffalo, New...

There's One Key Difference Between Kids Who Excel at Math and Those Who Don't
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There's One Key Difference Between Kids Who Excel at Math and Those Who Don't

"I’m just not a math person."

The Information-Gathering Paradox
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The Information-Gathering Paradox

Consumer trust is a vital currency for every big Internet company, which helps to explain why the giants of Silicon Valley have gone to great lengths in recent...

Are Smartphones Turning ­s Into Bad Samaritans?
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Are Smartphones Turning ­s Into Bad Samaritans?

In late September, on a crowded commuter train in San Francisco, a man shot and killed 20-year-old student Justin Valdez.

The Man Who Would Teach Machines to Think
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The Man Who Would Teach Machines to Think

"It depends on what you mean by artificial intelligence."

The Battle For Power on the Internet
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The Battle For Power on the Internet

We're in the middle of an epic battle for power in cyberspace.

The Decline of Wikipedia
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The Decline of Wikipedia

The sixth most widely used website in the world is not run anything like the others in the top 10.

Augmented Reality Browsers
From Communications of the ACM

Augmented Reality Browsers: Essential Products or Only Gadgets?

How lessons learned from the evolution of the Web and Web browsers can influence the development of AR browsers.

Making Computer Science Count
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Making Computer Science Count

Combining efforts and expertise, ACM and Code.org are partnering to address a rapidly changing education landscape.

Why Not Immortality?
From Communications of the ACM

Why Not Immortality?

A question of biology, technology, and society.

No Limits to Watching?
From Communications of the ACM

No Limits to Watching?

Considering the ethical questions raised by technologies that are moving from knowing what we are doing (and where) to knowing who we are.

Is Software Patentable?
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Is Software Patentable?

Assessing the shifting perspectives on patentability standards for software.

What Regulators Can Do to Advance Privacy Through Design
From Communications of the ACM

What Regulators Can Do to Advance Privacy Through Design

Seeking to address the challenges of privacy by design through regulatory process and formal law.
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