On January 3, the world learned about a series of major security vulnerabilities in modern microprocessors. Called Spectre and Meltdown, these vulnerabilities were...The Atlantic From ACM Opinion | January 23, 2018
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The sequence of words is meaningless: a random array strung together by an algorithm...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | January 17, 2018
In 2013, Edward Snowden revealed that the National Security Agency was legally collecting millions of Americans' phone calls and electronic communications—including...Wired From ACM Opinion | January 12, 2018
Imagine this: When you leave the house, your air conditioner and lights turn off automatically. Then when a motion sensor detects a person in the house, like your...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | January 5, 2018
It was a very strange year for technology companies. They have become a "bipartisan whipping boy," a new sexist institution, responsible for the muddying of the...The Atlantic From ACM Opinion | January 5, 2018
After the 2009 Green Movement—a failed attempt to overturn a stolen presidential election through street protests—the Iranian political establishment took away...Politico From ACM Opinion | January 3, 2018
Technologies to detect brain activity—fine, we'll come right out and call it mind reading—as well as to change it are moving along so quickly that "a bit of a gold...STAT News From ACM Opinion | December 29, 2017
Wow, that 2017, though. Quite a year. Let's grab a Juicero and take a moment to reflect on the utter dumpster fires that we've witnessed over the past 12 months...Ars Technica From ACM Opinion | December 29, 2017
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Chitta Baral, Shih-Fu Chang, Brian Curless, Partha Dasgupta, Julia Hirschberg, Anita Jones From Communications of the ACM | January 1, 2018
When it comes to cyberweapons, America is an elephant and Iran is a flea. Still, a flea can be a persistent nuisance, especially for the unprotected.
The Washington Post From ACM Opinion | December 27, 2017