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Why Is North Korea So Good at Cybercrime?
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Why Is North Korea So Good at Cybercrime?

North Korea has moved quickly to expand its cyber capabilities, and Kim Jong Un himself has reportedly equated the importance of developing cyber capabilities to...

Your Computer Isn't Yours
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Your Computer Isn't Yours

It's here. The world that Richard Stallman predicted in 1997. The one Cory Doctorow also warned us about. Did you notice?

Quantum Computing Pioneer Warns of Complacency over Internet Security
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Quantum Computing Pioneer Warns of Complacency over Internet Security

Nature talks to Peter Shor 25 years after he showed how to make quantum computations feasible — and how they could endanger our data.

It Is Time for More Critical CS Education
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It Is Time for More Critical CS Education

By which 'critical' means an intellectual stance of skepticism, centering the consequences, limitations, and unjust impacts of computing in society.

Seriously, Stop Trying to Teach Toddlers How to Code
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Seriously, Stop Trying to Teach Toddlers How to Code

There are other, more important lessons to impart to your preschooler.

How Ransomware Puts Your Hospital at Risk
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How Ransomware Puts Your Hospital at Risk

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the potential consequences of cyberattacks are terrifying.

Just What Cyber Security Executives Don’t Want to Hear: The Skills Shortage is Worsening
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Just What Cyber Security Executives Don’t Want to Hear: The Skills Shortage is Worsening

The cyber security skills gap continues to get worse, according to the latest research.

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of the Julia Programming Language
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The Unreasonable Effectiveness of the Julia Programming Language

Fortran has ruled scientific computing, but Julia emerged for large-scale numerical work.

The Man Who Carried Computer Science on His Shoulders
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The Man Who Carried Computer Science on His Shoulders

Edsger Wybe Dijkstra's work and ideas shaped the emerging field of computer science like few others.

Why the Most Controversial U.S. Internet Law Is Worth Saving
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Why the Most Controversial U.S. Internet Law Is Worth Saving

Donald Trump and Joe Biden both want to throw out Section 230. Here's why America should fix it instead. By Paul M. Barrett, deputy director of the NYU Stern Center...

We Need to Automate the Declaration of <i>Conflicts of Interest</i>
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We Need to Automate the Declaration of Conflicts of Interest

Leveraging existing data sources to improve the declaration and management of authorship conflicts of interest.

Using Computer Programs and Search Problems for Teaching Theory of Computation
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Using Computer Programs and Search Problems for Teaching Theory of Computation

Recognizing the significance of a cornerstone of computer science.

Let&#8217;s Program in Social Studies Classes
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Let’s Program in Social Studies Classes

NSF funding for our work in task-specific programming languages.

Section 230 Is a Government License to Build Rage Machines
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Section 230 Is a Government License to Build Rage Machines

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act serves as Facebook and Google's get-out-of-jail-free card for conspiracies and disinformation.

When Algorithms Give Real Students Imaginary Grades
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When Algorithms Give Real Students Imaginary Grades

In-person final exams were canceled for thousands of students this spring, so computers stepped in — to disastrous effect.

The Brain Implants That Could Change Humanity
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The Brain Implants That Could Change Humanity

Brains are talking to computers, and computers to brains. Are our daydreams safe?

The Future of American Industry Depends on Open Source Tech
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The Future of American Industry Depends on Open Source Tech

 Open source has two important, and somewhat counterintuitive, advantages: speed and security.

Women in Tech: &#8220;Aptitude has Nothing to Do with Gender or Inborn Capabilities&#8221;
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Women in Tech: “Aptitude has Nothing to Do with Gender or Inborn Capabilities”

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector—myth or reality?

The Field of Natural Language Processing is Chasing the Wrong Goal
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The Field of Natural Language Processing is Chasing the Wrong Goal

Researchers are too focused on whether AI systems can ace tests of dubious value. They should be testing whether systems grasp how the world works.

Automation Imperative Accelerates
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Automation Imperative Accelerates

Increased automation—with its ability to significantly boost societal productivity—is needed to help modern nations address seemingly intractable challenges such...
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