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Copyright's Online Service Providers Safe Harbors Under Siege
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Copyright's Online Service Providers Safe Harbors Under Siege

Reviewing the most significant changes recommended in the recently released U.S. Copyright Office Section 512 Study.

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.

Autonomous Vehicle Safety
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Autonomous Vehicle Safety: Lessons from Aviation

How more than 25years of experience with aviation safety-critical systems can be applied to autonomous vehicle systems.

A Recent Renaissance in Privacy Law
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A Recent Renaissance in Privacy Law

Considering the recent increased attention to privacy law issues amid the typically slow pace of legal change.

AI Authorship?
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AI Authorship?

Considering the role of humans in copyright protection of outputs produced by artificial intelligence.

Consumer AR Could Have Saved Lives, Economy
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Consumer AR Could Have Saved Lives, Economy

We need this technology now.

How to Curtail Oversensing in the Home
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How to Curtail Oversensing in the Home

Limiting sensitive information leakage via smart-home sensor data.

A Case for Cooperation Between Machines and Humans
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A Case for Cooperation Between Machines and Humans

A computer scientist argues that the quest for fully automated robots is misguided, perhaps even dangerous. His decades of warnings are gaining more attention. ...

What Role for Antitrust in Regulating Platforms?
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What Role for Antitrust in Regulating Platforms?

Using regulation to protect competition and innovation.

Secure Development Tools and Techniques Need More Research That Will Increase Their Impact and Effectiveness in Practice
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Secure Development Tools and Techniques Need More Research That Will Increase Their Impact and Effectiveness in Practice

Secure development is an important and pressing problem.

The Role of Robotics in Managing Public Health and Infectious Diseases
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The Role of Robotics in Managing Public Health and Infectious Diseases

As the COVID-19 epidemic escalates, robots have the potential to be deployed for disinfection, delivering medications and food, measuring vital signs, and assisting...

The U.S. Needs a High-Tech Manhattan Project
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The U.S. Needs a High-Tech Manhattan Project

The United States needs to wrest the high-tech initiative from China and re-establish American dominance in telecommunications, computation, artificial intelligence...

Stop Saying Driverless Cars Will Help Old People
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Stop Saying Driverless Cars Will Help Old People

And maybe start including them in research instead of just assuming we know what they want.

Why Google's Quantum Supremacy Milestone Matters
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Why Google's Quantum Supremacy Milestone Matters

Quantum computing is the first computing paradigm since Turing expected to change the fundamental scaling behavior of algorithms, making certain tasks feasible...

Why American Workers Need to Be Protected From Automation
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Why American Workers Need to Be Protected From Automation

Bill de Blasio, New York City mayor and a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, says that as president he would issue a robot tax for corporations...

The FBI Wanted a Backdoor to the iPhone. Tim Cook Said No
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The FBI Wanted a Backdoor to the iPhone. Tim Cook Said No

In 2016, Tim Cook fought the law—and won.

The ­.S. Campaign Against Huawei Can Offer No ­.S.-Based Alternatives
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The ­.S. Campaign Against Huawei Can Offer No ­.S.-Based Alternatives

As U.S. officials have pressured allies not to use networking gear from Chinese technology giant Huawei over spying concerns, President Trump has urged American...

­U.S. Allies Should Heed the Warnings about Huawei
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­U.S. Allies Should Heed the Warnings about Huawei

In a recent newspaper advertisement, the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei appealed to common sense.

A Journey, If You Dare, Into the Minds of Silicon Valley Programmers
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A Journey, If You Dare, Into the Minds of Silicon Valley Programmers

Code seems cold and objective, the raw logic of the internet, and Silicon Valley likes it that way.

Despite Consumer Worries, the Future of Aviation Will Be More Automated
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Despite Consumer Worries, the Future of Aviation Will Be More Automated

In the wake of the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes of Boeing 737 Max planes, people are thinking about how much of their air travel is handled by software...
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