This Tuesday Apple unveiled a new line of phones to much fanfare, but one feature immediately fell under scrutiny:FaceID, a tool that would use facial recognition...Wired From ACM Opinion | September 15, 2017
Suddenly, everything is a computer. Phones, of course, and televisions. Also toasters and door locks, baby monitors and juicers, doorbells and gas grills. Even ...The Atlantic From ACM Opinion | September 14, 2017
It's troubling to think that at any moment you might open an email that looks like it comes from your employer, a relative or your bank, only to fall for a ...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | September 11, 2017
From the moment we humans first imagined having mechanical servants at our beck and call, we've assumed they would be constructed in our own image.
The New York Times From ACM Opinion | September 11, 2017
Any doubt that Russia has been running a strategically targeted disinformation campaign in the United States was erased on Wednesday, when Facebook revealed that...Politico Magazine From ACM Opinion | September 11, 2017
On the evening of October 30, 1938, a seventy-six-year-old millworker in Grover's Mill, New Jersey, named Bill Dock heard something terrifying on the radio.
The New Yorker From ACM Opinion | September 6, 2017
Max Tegmark is a renowned physicist. He is also the irrepressibly optimistic co-founder of the Future of Life Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts (motto: "Technology...Nature From ACM Opinion | September 1, 2017
We inhabit a small planet orbiting a medium-sized star about two-thirds of the way out from the center of the Milky Way galaxy—around where Track 2 on an LP record...The New Yorker From ACM Opinion | August 25, 2017
Late Sunday, 116 entrepreneurs, including Elon Musk, released a letter to the United Nations warning of the dangerous "Pandora's Box" presented by weapons that...Wired From ACM Opinion | August 23, 2017
In 1977, four recent MIT graduates who'd met at MIT's Laboratory for Computer Science used the lab's PDP-10 mainframe to develop a computer game that captivated...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | August 22, 2017
In the wake of Charlottesville, both GoDaddy and Google have refused to manage the domain registration for the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website that, in the...Electronic Frontier Foundation From ACM Opinion | August 18, 2017
Last year, the Japanese company SoftBank opened a cell phone store in Tokyo and staffed it entirely with sales associates named Pepper. This wasn't as hard as it...Wired From ACM Opinion | August 16, 2017
We the people have always been helplessly drawn to the concept of magic: the notion that you can will something to happen by wiggling your nose, speaking special...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | August 16, 2017
Video games are, in a way, the perfect medium through which to depict the post-apocalypse. If we assume that after the collapse of civilisation everyone will revert...BBC News From ACM Opinion | August 15, 2017
There's a reason why the premise of American Gods is so alluring: the US is home to a wild and glorious mishmash of gods, folktales, and cultural heritage.
Ars Technica From ACM Opinion | August 15, 2017
Government officials continue to seek technology companies' help fighting terrorism and crime. But the most commonly proposed solution would severely limit regular...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | August 14, 2017