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An Interview with Stanford U­niversity President John Hennessy
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An Interview with Stanford U­niversity President John Hennessy

Stanford University President John Hennessy discusses his academic and industry experiences in Silicon Valley with UC Berkeley CS Professor David Patterson.

Paper Presentation at Conferences
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Paper Presentation at Conferences: Time For a Reset

Seeking an improved paper presentation process.

Riding and Thriving on the API Hype Cycle
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Riding and Thriving on the API Hype Cycle

Guidelines for the enterprise.

The Need For Research in Broadening Participation
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The Need For Research in Broadening Participation

In addition to alliances created for broadening participation in computing, research is required to better utilize the knowledge they have produced.

Fifty Years of Operating Systems
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Fifty Years of Operating Systems

A recent celebration of 50 years of operating system research yields lessons for all professionals in designing offers for their clients.

The Question of Information Justice
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The Question of Information Justice

Information justice is both a business concern and a moral question.

New Exemptions to Anti-Circumvention Rules
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New Exemptions to Anti-Circumvention Rules

Allowing some reverse engineering of technical measures for non-infringing purposes.

Telegraph to the Iphone: A Short History of Corporate Defiance
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Telegraph to the Iphone: A Short History of Corporate Defiance

The high-stakes stalemate between Apple and the Justice Department isn’t the first time that Washington and Silicon Valley have come to a showdown over security...

Apple's Fbi Battle Is Complicated. Here's What's Really Going On
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Apple's Fbi Battle Is Complicated. Here's What's Really Going On

The news this week that a magistrate ordered Apple to help the FBI hack an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooter suspects has polarized the nation—and...

The Apple Fight Isn't About Encryption
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The Apple Fight Isn't About Encryption

The most striking aspect of Apple's message to customers on Tuesday wasn't the rejection of U.S. authorities' demand that the company help them break the encryption...

Eff to Support Apple in Encryption Battle
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Eff to Support Apple in Encryption Battle

We learned on Tuesday evening that a U.S. federal magistrate judge ordered Apple to backdoor an iPhone that was used by one of the perpetrators of the San Bernardino...

Is D-Wave's Quantum Processor Really 10⁸ Times Faster Than a Normal Computer?
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Is D-Wave's Quantum Processor Really 10⁸ Times Faster Than a Normal Computer?

We have been following D-Wave's claims about its quantum hardware at Ars for a number of years. Over that time, my impression has oscillated between skepticism,...

Having a Conversation About Bulk Surveillance
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Having a Conversation About Bulk Surveillance

Considering a controversial subject that extends far beyond the collection of phone metadata.

Lessons from the Tech Transfer Trenches
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Lessons from the Tech Transfer Trenches

Moving from the research realm to real-world business application.

Code Hoarding
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Code Hoarding

Committing to commits, and the beauty of summarizing graphs.

Broadening Access to Computing Education State By State
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Broadening Access to Computing Education State By State

Influencing computer science education at the state level.

Privacy Research Directions
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Privacy Research Directions

What must we learn in order to support privacy requirements as technology advances?

Tech's 'frightful 5' Will Dominate Digital Life For Foreseeable Future
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Tech's 'frightful 5' Will Dominate Digital Life For Foreseeable Future

There's a little parlor game that people in Silicon Valley like to play. Let's call it, Who's Losing?

Space Mining Could Set Off a Star War
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Space Mining Could Set Off a Star War

Space is lousy with profits.

Why Knowledge Representation Matters
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Why Knowledge Representation Matters

A personal story: From philosophy to software.
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