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Internet Immunity and the Freedom to Code
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Internet Immunity and the Freedom to Code

A call to preserve the capability of developing the next generation of Internet services.

The Success of the Web
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The Success of the Web: A Triumph of the Amateurs

Connecting the unique factors that influenced the origination and subsequent development of the World Wide Web.

MUST and MUST NOT
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MUST and MUST NOT

On writing documentation.

Block-based Programming in Computer Science Education
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Block-based Programming in Computer Science Education

Considering how block-based programming environments and tools might be used at the introductory level and beyond.

Richard Feynman Was Wrong About Beauty and Truth in Science
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Richard Feynman Was Wrong About Beauty and Truth in Science

Richard Feynman was unquestionably one of the outstanding physicists of the 20th century. In the area of philosophy of science, though, Feynman didn't really shine—to...

Our Disabilities Have Made ­s Better Scientists
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Our Disabilities Have Made ­s Better Scientists

Scientific research is rarely designed to accommodate scientists with medical conditions or disabilities.

Should Data Scientists Also Learn Social Sciences?
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Should Data Scientists Also Learn Social Sciences?

The need of the hour is to become an active technological citizen which involves the ability to code and asking questions about how that code is going to affect...

API Copyrights Revisited
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API Copyrights Revisited

Deliberating on the main arguments in recent sets of briefs filed in support of Google's U.S. Supreme Court petition.

Who Benefits?
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Who Benefits?

Considering the case of smart cities.

A New Labor Market for People with 'Coolabilities'
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A New Labor Market for People with 'Coolabilities'

How the unique perspective and enhanced strengths accompanying disabilities can benefit the workforce.

GOTO Rankings Considered Helpful
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GOTO Rankings Considered Helpful

Seeking to improve rankings by utilizing more objective data and meaningful metrics.

Where Are All the Working Mothers in STEM?
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Where Are All the Working Mothers in STEM?

Parenthood is a key driver of gender imbalance in STEM. Almost half of all women in full-time science jobs leave or go part-time after the birth of their first...

An Interview with David Brin on Resiliency
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An Interview with David Brin on Resiliency

Many risks of catastrophic failures of critical infrastructures can be significantly reduced by relatively simple measures to increase resiliency.

Global Data Justice
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Global Data Justice

A new research challenge for computer science.

Encryption and Surveillance
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Encryption and Surveillance

Why the law-enforcement access question will not just go away.

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...

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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