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The DOJ Wants Companies to Admit Their Cybersecurity Problems
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The DOJ Wants Companies to Admit Their Cybersecurity Problems

Agency plans to use Civil War-era "Lincoln Law" to enforce cybersecurity disclosure

The Challenges of Regulating Cryptocurrency
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The Challenges of Regulating Cryptocurrency

The S.E.C. has yet to set clear rules on cryptocurrencies, leaving the industry guessing. Maybe that's how the agency wants it.

Will the Cloud Eat Your AI?
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Will the Cloud Eat Your AI?

Big cloud providers have a lot going for them when it comes to AI, but are they the only game in town?

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.

It's Time to Stop Paying for a VPN
From ACM Opinion

It's Time to Stop Paying for a VPN

Many services meant to protect your Web browsing can no longer be trusted

 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.

Big Tech's Congressional Circus Rolls On
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Big Tech's Congressional Circus Rolls On

The Congressional response to Big Tech continues to underwhelm

Why OpenAI's Codex Won't Replace Coders
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Why OpenAI's Codex Won't Replace Coders

Human programmers can actually become more powerful and efficient with Codex

Facebook Is What's Wrong with America, Says Tech Billionaire Benioff
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Facebook Is What's Wrong with America, Says Tech Billionaire Benioff

Salesforce CEO warns that deception on social media is making it harder to solve societal challenges

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

Protecting People from States
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Protecting People from States

Cyber governance must have human rights, freedom at its core

'Self-Driving' Cars Begin to Emerge from a Cloud of Hype
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'Self-Driving' Cars Begin to Emerge from a Cloud of Hype

Developers try to overcome a multitude of technical challenges before vehicles drive on their own

Leadership Lessons about Ethical AI and Algorithms
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Leadership Lessons about Ethical AI and Algorithms

Wall Street Journal's Facebook series exposes flaws in leadership's handling of algorithms' unintended consequences

America Is Being Held for Ransom, and It Needs to Fight Back
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America Is Being Held for Ransom, and It Needs to Fight Back

A comprehensive anti-ransomware strategy must make it tougher for criminal groups and their sponsors to carry out attacks

A Developer's Guide to Machine-Learning Security
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A Developer's Guide to Machine-Learning Security

Countering adversarial attacks means understanding the different types as well as the ML weak spots

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

AI Futures
From Communications of the ACM

AI Futures: Fact and Fantasy

Three books offer varied perspectives on the ascendancy of artificial intelligence.

Competitive Compatibility
From Communications of the ACM

Competitive Compatibility: Let's Fix the Internet, Not the Tech Giants

Seeking to make Big Tech less central to the Internet.

Divide and Conquer
From Communications of the ACM

Divide and Conquer

The use and limits of bisection.
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