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The Coming African Tsunami of Information Insecurity
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The Coming African Tsunami of Information Insecurity

As the affordability and use of mobile phones in Africa increase, so too will security vulnerabilities.

In the Grip of the New Monopolists
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In the Grip of the New Monopolists

Do away with Google? Break up Facebook? We can't imagine life without them—and that's the problem.

From ACM Opinion

What You Should Include in an Agreement with a Cloud Provider

Cloud computing is a lot like the weather: Everybody talks about it, but nobody does anything about it. Just 9.3% of companies say they'll be using platform or...

Complexity of It Systems Will Be Our ­ndoing
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Complexity of It Systems Will Be Our ­ndoing

CTO says $2 million project has less than 50% chance of success.

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In Support of Computer Science Teachers and the CSTA

If we want more computer science students, and if we want computer scientists to be understood for what we are, we must clarify the message about computer science...

Sensor Networks For the Sciences
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Sensor Networks For the Sciences

Lessons from the field derived from developing wireless sensor networks for monitoring active and hazardous volcanoes.

Why Isn't Cyberspace More Secure?
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Why Isn't Cyberspace More Secure?

Evaluating governmental actions—and inactions—toward improving cyber security and addressing future challenges.

Why Do Software Startups Patent (or Not)?
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Why Do Software Startups Patent (or Not)?

Assessing the controversial results of a recent empirical study of the role of intellectual property in software startups.

K–12 Computational Learning
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K–12 Computational Learning

Enhancing student learning and understanding by combining theories of learning with the computer's unique attributes.

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Ray Ozzie: Dawn of a New Day

Five years ago, having only recently arrived at the company, I wrote The Internet Services Disruption in order to kick off a major change management process across...

3 Questions: Arpa-E Chief on the Energy Challenge
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3 Questions: Arpa-E Chief on the Energy Challenge

During a visit to MIT, Arun Majumdar, director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E), discussed the global energy...

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Why Telecom Regulation Needs to Change

Research suggests that the approach that worked with a few large companies with aligned interests needs revisiting in the Internet age.

What Steve Jobs Learned in the Wilderness
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What Steve Jobs Learned in the Wilderness

The saga of Steven P. Jobs is so well known that it has entered the nation’s mythology: he’s the prodigal who returned to Apple in 1997, righted a listing ship...

Score: Agile Research Group Management
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Score: Agile Research Group Management

Adapting agile software development methodology toward more efficient management of academic research groups.

Version Aversion
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Version Aversion

The way you number your releases communicates more than you might think.

Risks of ­Undisciplined Development
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Risks of ­Undisciplined Development

An illustration of the problems caused by a lack of discipline in software development and our failure to apply what is known in the field.

Victorian Data Processing
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Victorian Data Processing

The Victorian world was awash with data and with organizations that processed it; and they usually used nothing...

5 Reasons the Media Cover Apple So Much
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5 Reasons the Media Cover Apple So Much

A study published Monday drew on a host of metrics to conclude something we all already knew: The media covers Apple more than any other company.

Friends Without Benefits
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Friends Without Benefits

The Valley used to be a place run by scientists and engineers, people like Robert Noyce, the Ph.D. physicist who helped invent the integrated circuit and cofounded...

Java Creator James Gosling: Why I Quit Oracle
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Java Creator James Gosling: Why I Quit Oracle

When James Gosling led the team that created the Java language and platform, Sun Microsystems was riding high and Java stood as a landscape-changing revolutionary...
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