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Preserving the Digital Record of Computing History
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Preserving the Digital Record of Computing History

Reflecting on the complexities associated with maintaining rapidly changing information technology.

Respecting People and Respecting Privacy
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Respecting People and Respecting Privacy

Minimizing data collection to protect user privacy and increase security.

Anti-Circumvention Rules Limit Reverse Engineering
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Anti-Circumvention Rules Limit Reverse Engineering

Considering some of the requested exceptions to technical protection mechanisms.

Humans Are Tech's Next Big Thing—and That Could Be Risky
From ACM Opinion

Humans Are Tech's Next Big Thing—and That Could Be Risky

Internet companies make billions of dollars by capturing one of the world's most precious commodities: your attention.

The Latest Oculus Headset Made Me Want to Throw ­p. In a Good Way.
From ACM Opinion

The Latest Oculus Headset Made Me Want to Throw ­p. In a Good Way.

Virtual reality and its viability as a consumer technology is a huge theme at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, a Los Angeles convention for the video...

What's It Like at a Top-Tier Conservatory? There's an App For That
From ACM Opinion

What's It Like at a Top-Tier Conservatory? There's an App For That

The world of education has become a rapidly expanding universe.

Want Your Writing to Look Like Einstein's? Computers Mimic Handwriting of the Famous
From ACM Opinion

Want Your Writing to Look Like Einstein's? Computers Mimic Handwriting of the Famous

Harald Geisler wants to make you as brilliant as Albert Einstein. Or at least let you write like him. Or at least write in his handwriting.

Lust and the Turing Test
From ACM Opinion

Lust and the Turing Test

By and large, we watch movies to be entertained, not to be provoked into deep thought. Occasionally, a film does both.

An Interview with U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith
From Communications of the ACM

An Interview with U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith

Recently appointed U.S. CTO Megan Smith discusses her evolving governmental role.

Created Computed Universe
From Communications of the ACM

Created Computed Universe

Computing crosses cosmology and makes the case for agnosticism.

Forgetting Made (Too) Easy
From Communications of the ACM

Forgetting Made (Too) Easy

Considering the implications of digital data removal implementations.

Emergent Innovation
From Communications of the ACM

Emergent Innovation

Fernando Flores, president of Chile's National Innovation Council for Competitiveness, discusses a new common sense about innovation.

Routing Money, Not Packets
From Communications of the ACM

Routing Money, Not Packets

Revisiting network neutrality.

Behind the Indie Video Game Sensation that Caught Nasa's Attention
From ACM Careers

Behind the Indie Video Game Sensation that Caught Nasa's Attention

"Here let's zoom in so you can see your Kerbal floating above Kerbin," my boyfriend suggests before hitting the "M" key on his keyboard.

Are We to Become Gods, the Destroyers of Our World?
From ACM Opinion

Are We to Become Gods, the Destroyers of Our World?

In the stylish new sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, Frankenstein's old theme re-emerges in a beautifully designed setting: Instead of the Gothic castle we have a spectacular...

The Hidden Politics of Video Games
From ACM Opinion

The Hidden Politics of Video Games

Imagine that video games had been invented in the Middle Ages.

Brace Yourself: Microsoft Wants to Guess How Old You Are
From ACM News

Brace Yourself: Microsoft Wants to Guess How Old You Are

Like a distant relative who makes you feel bad at the annual holiday get together, Microsoft has created a website that analyzes a photo of a person's face and...

Facebook Is Eating the Internet
From ACM Careers

Facebook Is Eating the Internet

Facebook, it seems, is unstoppable. The social publishing site, just 11 years old, is now the dominant force in American media.

The Future of Sex: It Gets Better
From ACM Opinion

The Future of Sex: It Gets Better

When I was 10 years old, my friend Sarah and I found a newly minted copy of "The Joy of Sex" under her parents' bed.

Managing Your Digital Life
From Communications of the ACM

Managing Your Digital Life

Everyone should be able to manage their personal data with a personal information management system.
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