Social networking companies don't have it easy. Advertisers covet their users' data, and in a niche that often seems to lack a clear business model, selling (or...The Electronic Frontier Foundation From ACM Opinion | May 3, 2010
The story could have been programmed to draw media coverage, were it not for its implausibility: Apple (a reader magnet) banned a future Pulitzer Prize winner's...The Washington Post From ACM Opinion | April 23, 2010
Tracy Mitrano, Cornell University's director of IT Policy says the recent U.S. Federal Appeals Court decision in Comcast v. FCC and the FCC's efforts to enforce...Cornell niversity From ACM Opinion | April 23, 2010
The second of a two-part series highlighting several of the world's museums dedicated to preserving, exhibiting, and elucidating computing history.William Aspray From Communications of the ACM | May 1, 2010
The next iPhone is going to look amazing. This is as close to a truism as you get in the tech industry--it's sort of like predicting that Warren Buffett will make...Slate From ACM Opinion | April 20, 2010
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) along with Google and numerous other public interest organizations and Internet industry associations joined with Yahoo...Electronic Frontier Foundation From ACM Opinion | April 16, 2010
For about a decade now, ever since it became clear that the jungle of the World Wide Web would triumph over the walled gardens of CompuServe, AOL and MSN, a general...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | April 12, 2010
"How did you fool so many people for so long?" a reporter asked Tiger Woods at his press conference Monday. Woods replied: "I fooled myself."
And how. Woods was...Slate From ACM Opinion | April 8, 2010
Should we be surprised that the biggest fight over freedom of expression in years involves Google, a company that produces algorithms rather than articles?
Probably...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | March 29, 2010
The fundamental assumptions of international development are changing, increasingly putting the tools for a digital economy into the hands of the world's poor. ...Richard Heeks From Communications of the ACM | April 1, 2010
The Internet Age is upon us. But rather than circulating online, the 23rd Decennial Census stuck with the tried-and-true, and flooded the U.S. Postal Service March...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | March 26, 2010
Here's a potentially noteworthy development in the patent litigation-riddled mobile device market.
The patent is No. 7,679,604, "Method and apparatus for controlling...CNET From ACM Opinion | March 25, 2010
China's censorship of the Internet may be blunt, but Google has found negotiations with the Chinese government in recent weeks to be subtle and uncertain.
That...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | March 25, 2010