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Technology and Academic Lives
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Technology and Academic Lives

Considering the need to create new modes of interaction and approaches to assessment given a rapidly evolving academic realm.

Time to Reinspect the Foundations?
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Time to Reinspect the Foundations?

Questioning if computer science is outgrowing its traditional foundations.

Growing Computer Science Education Into a STEM Education Discipline
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Growing Computer Science Education Into a STEM Education Discipline

Seeking to make computing education as available as mathematics or science education.

Fair ­Use Prevails in <i>Oracle v. Google</i>
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Fair ­Use Prevails in Oracle v. Google

Two software giants continue with legal sparring after an initial judicial decision.

Mark Zuckerberg's Long March to China
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Mark Zuckerberg's Long March to China

For U.S. Internet businesses, China is the land of moral defeat.

Hey Silicon Valley: President Obama Has a To-Do List For You
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Hey Silicon Valley: President Obama Has a To-Do List For You

Ask not what the government can do for Silicon Valley; ask what Silicon Valley can do for the government.

Where Do All the Old Programmers Go?
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Where Do All the Old Programmers Go?

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...

George Orwell Never Dreamed of Advertising as Invasive as Yahoo's Proposal
From ACM Opinion

George Orwell Never Dreamed of Advertising as Invasive as Yahoo's Proposal

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...

Google Is Listening
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Google Is Listening

You know the cliché that if you're not paying for the product, you are the product?

Y2k 2.0: Is the ­.s. Government Set to 'give Away the Internet' Saturday?
From ACM Opinion

Y2k 2.0: Is the ­.s. Government Set to 'give Away the Internet' Saturday?

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...

­Universities and Computer Science in the European Crisis of Refugees
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­Universities and Computer Science in the European Crisis of Refugees

Considering the role of universities in promoting tolerance as well as education.

Cloud Calipers
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Cloud Calipers

Naming the next generation and remembering that the cloud is just other people's computers.

Mobile Computing and Political Transformation
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Mobile Computing and Political Transformation

Connecting increased mobile phone usage with political and market liberalization.

The Puzzle of Japanese Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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The Puzzle of Japanese Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Exploring how Japan's unique mixture of social, educational, and corporate practices influence entrepreneurial activity.

'just Because We Can With Data, Doesn't Mean We Should'
From ACM Opinion

'just Because We Can With Data, Doesn't Mean We Should'

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...

The Do-Not-Call List Has a Gaping Hole
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The Do-Not-Call List Has a Gaping Hole

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...

How Electronic Voting Could ­ndermine the Election
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How Electronic Voting Could ­ndermine the Election

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?

You'll Never Guess This One Crazy Thing Governs Online Speech
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You'll Never Guess This One Crazy Thing Governs Online Speech

Early last week, Twitter announced that it would be using new tools to curb hate speech and harassment on its site.

Helping Conference Attendees Better ­Understand Research Presentations
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Helping Conference Attendees Better ­Understand Research Presentations

Sharing lessons learned from a lecture program for making technical material more accessible to conference attendees.

'For All' in 'Computer Science For All'
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'For All' in 'Computer Science For All'

Seeking to expand inclusiveness in computer science education.
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