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Guiding Students to Develop Essential Skills
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Guiding Students to Develop Essential Skills

Students should interact with one another to practice skills and construct their own understanding, with assistance from a teacher acting as a coach and guide—not...

Are We Losing Momentum?
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Are We Losing Momentum?

Estimating when the second half of the world will come online.

We're Banning Facial Recognition. We're Missing the Point.
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We're Banning Facial Recognition. We're Missing the Point.

The whole point of modern surveillance is to treat people differently, and facial recognition technologies are only a small part of that.

Ethics of Technology Needs More Political Philosophy
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Ethics of Technology Needs More Political Philosophy

Incorporating considerations of reasonable pluralism, individual agency, and legitimate authority.

Von Neumann Thought Turing's Universal Machine was 'Simple and Neat.'
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Von Neumann Thought Turing's Universal Machine was 'Simple and Neat.': But That Didn't Tell Him How to Design a Computer

New discoveries answer an old question.

Artificial Intelligence and the Adversary
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Artificial Intelligence and the Adversary

The AI that our top scientists and engineers are now building to advance American security and prosperity could instead sow the seeds of our demise.

Should Researchers Use Data from Security Breaches?
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Should Researchers Use Data from Security Breaches?

Evaluating the arguments for and against using digital data derived from security breaches.

We Shouldn't be Scared by 'Superintelligent A.I.'
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We Shouldn't be Scared by 'Superintelligent A.I.'

Bostrom, Russell, and other writers argue that even if the probability is small that superintelligent machines will emerge in the foreseeable future, we should...

50 Years Ago, I Helped Invent the Internet. How Did It Go So Wrong?
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50 Years Ago, I Helped Invent the Internet. How Did It Go So Wrong?

We did not anticipate that the dark side of the Internet would emerge with such ferocity. Or that we would feel an urgent need to fix it.

An Interview with Leonard Kleinrock
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An Interview with Leonard Kleinrock

The UCLA professor and networking pioneer reflects on his career in industry and academia.

Computational Thinking Should Just be Good Thinking
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Computational Thinking Should Just be Good Thinking

Seeking to change computing teaching to improve computer science.

Europe's Controversial Digital Copyright Directive Finalized
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Europe's Controversial Digital Copyright Directive Finalized

Considering the new liability risks for ISPs, search engines, and news aggregators under recent EU-wide mandatory rules.

A Controversial Plan to Encrypt More of the Internet
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A Controversial Plan to Encrypt More of the Internet

The road to routing all Domain Name System lookups through HTTPS is pocked with disagreements over just how much it will help.

What Is a Chief Security Officer Good For?
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What Is a Chief Security Officer Good For?

Security requires more than an off-the-shelf solution.

How Might We Increase System Trustworthiness?
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How Might We Increase System Trustworthiness?

Summarizing some of the changes that seem increasingly necessary to address known system and network deficiencies and anticipate currently unknown vulnerabilities...

Hackers Needed To Defeat Hackers
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Hackers Needed To Defeat Hackers

In an online world infested with hackers, we need more hackers.

Wouldn't It Be Great If People Could Vote on the Blockchain?
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Wouldn't It Be Great If People Could Vote on the Blockchain?

Mobile voting could increase voter participation, but it's plagued by security issues in search of a solution.

An Interview with Andrew Odlyzko on Cyber Security
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An Interview with Andrew Odlyzko on Cyber Security

Is a "Cyber Pearl Harbor" any greater a risk than a natural disaster? How shall we prioritize our preparations for a cyber disaster?

Online Voting
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Online Voting: We Can Do It! (We Have To)

Seeking to make online voting more secure than today's flawed paper systems.
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