In a recent editorial, Norman Matloff, a professor of computer science at the University of California, Davis, describes software engineering as a career dead end...InfoWorld From ACM Opinion | October 19, 2016
Yahoo wants to take advertising to the next level—that is, the Orwellian level—bombarding people in public places with targeted advertising served up by the surveillance...Ars Technica From ACM Opinion | October 14, 2016
Remember the projected Y2K bug disaster? The world's computers would supposedly go haywire as the clock ticked to January 1, 2000, thus destroying the world and...Ars Technica From ACM Opinion | September 29, 2016
Data scientists should have a strong moral compass in order to handle big data, according to DJ Patil, deputy chief technology officer for data policy and chief...MeriTalk From ACM Opinion | September 20, 2016
Sure, legitimate telemarketers will refrain from calling you if you've put your phone number on it. But criminal telephone spammers will call you anyway because...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | September 8, 2016
It's 2016: What possible reason is there to vote on paper? When we use touchscreens to communicate, work, and shop, why can't we use similar technology to vote?The Atlantic From ACM Opinion | August 29, 2016
Sharing lessons learned from a lecture program for making technical material more accessible to conference attendees.
Ethan Katz-Bassett, Justine Sherry, Te-Yuan Huang, Maria Kazandjieva, Craig Partridge, Fahad Dogar From Communications of the ACM | September 1, 2016