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Facebook Can't Be Saved
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Facebook Can't Be Saved

Whistleblower Frances Haugen told senators that Facebook shouldn't be broken up, but its problems are a direct consequence of its size.

 Losing Facebook Is Bad, but Losing WhatsApp Is Worse
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Losing Facebook Is Bad, but Losing WhatsApp Is Worse

What happens when you lose the encrypted messaging app everyone uses?

Amazon Should Invent With Care
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Amazon Should Invent With Care

Amazon's spirit of invention is refreshing, but technologists must think through the consequences.

Why Facebook Should Release the Facebook Files
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Why Facebook Should Release the Facebook Files

The company's least-bad option might also do a lot of good

What Social Media Needs to Learn from Traditional Media
From ACM Opinion

What Social Media Needs to Learn from Traditional Media

The industry needs to develop professional norms—just as journalism once did

Apple and Facebook Are Coming for Your Face Next
From ACM Opinion

Apple and Facebook Are Coming for Your Face Next

The face computer is coming—brace yourself

What Is Facebook?
From ACM Opinion

What Is Facebook?

It's a question that's bedeviled the company's own executives for years

Here's Why Tech Companies Are Suddenly Focused on Child Safety
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Here's Why Tech Companies Are Suddenly Focused on Child Safety

Tech colossi are responding to shifting political winds and trying to preempt new, impending regulations

No Perfect Solution in Apple's Privacy vs. Child Safety Debate
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No Perfect Solution in Apple's Privacy vs. Child Safety Debate

How do opponents to Apple's child safety features calculate risk, and more importantly, what alternatives do they propose?

Protecting the Global Internet from Technology Cold Wars
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Protecting the Global Internet from Technology Cold Wars

Considering the perceived dangers of the global information flow.

Elon Musk's Tesla Bot Is a Joke
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Elon Musk's Tesla Bot Is a Joke

Don't overthink it: It's just a distraction and an empty promise

'I Predict That the Metaverse Won't Happen'
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'I Predict That the Metaverse Won't Happen'

Silicon Valley has been anticipating virtual reality for more than three decades, but people mostly like actual reality

Technology Is Making It Harder to Be a Moral Person
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Technology Is Making It Harder to Be a Moral Person

Are digital distractions such as social media and smartphones making us less ethical?

What I Learned Surrendering My Life to Algorithms
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What I Learned Surrendering My Life to Algorithms

What happens when someone leaves daily choices about music, food, wardrobe, and more up to online algorithms for a week

Taxing Digital Advertising Could Help Break Up Big Tech
From ACM Opinion

Taxing Digital Advertising Could Help Break Up Big Tech

A novel approach to rein in the largest technology companies, encourage competition and innovation, and help democracy

Reimplementing Software Interfaces Is Fair Use
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Reimplementing Software Interfaces Is Fair Use

A multifactored rationale for denying Oracle's claim against Google.

Should Alexa Read Our Moods?
From ACM Opinion

Should Alexa Read Our Moods?

Companies should be barred from analyzing what people say and how they sound to recommend products or personalize advertising messages.

Software Professionals, Malpractice Law, and Codes of Ethics
From Communications of the ACM

Software Professionals, Malpractice Law, and Codes of Ethics

In pursuit of professional status for computing professionals.

Understanding Law and the Rule of Law
From Communications of the ACM

Understanding Law and the Rule of Law: A Plea to Augment CS Curricula

Why law matters for computer scientists and other folk.

The Push for Stricter Rules for Internet Platforms
From Communications of the ACM

The Push for Stricter Rules for Internet Platforms

Considering the origins, interpretations, and possible changes to Communications Decency Act §230 amid an evolving online environment.
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