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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

What Social Media Needs to Learn from Traditional Media
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What Social Media Needs to Learn from Traditional Media

The industry needs to develop professional norms—just as journalism once did

Remaining Connected Throughout Design
From Communications of the ACM

Remaining Connected Throughout Design

Applying the unique experiences of designing technologies for vulnerable communities.

Broadening Participation by Teaching Accessibility
From Communications of the ACM

Broadening Participation by Teaching Accessibility

Strategies for incorporating accessibility into computing education.

Section 230 and a Tragedy of the Commons
From Communications of the ACM

Section 230 and a Tragedy of the Commons

The dilemma of social media platforms.

Who's Building the Foundation Models of the Future?
From ACM Opinion

Who's Building the Foundation Models of the Future?

Curation, auditing, and evaluation of so-called 'foundation models' should not be left to the tech industry.

The Imperative for Sustainable AI Systems
From ACM Opinion

The Imperative for Sustainable AI Systems

The impact of AI's massive carbon footprint is social, not just environmental

Apple and Facebook Are Coming for Your Face Next
From ACM Opinion

Apple and Facebook Are Coming for Your Face Next

The face computer is coming—brace yourself

What Is Facebook?
From ACM Opinion

What Is Facebook?

It's a question that's bedeviled the company's own executives for years

Machine Learning Won't Solve Natural Language Understanding
From ACM Opinion

Machine Learning Won't Solve Natural Language Understanding

Data-driven approaches to NLU are psychologically, cognitively, and computationally implausible.

The Third Revolution in Warfare
From ACM Opinion

The Third Revolution in Warfare

First there was gunpowder. Then nuclear weapons. Next: artificially intelligent weapons.

The Global Research Community Must Not Abandon Afghanistan
From ACM Opinion

The Global Research Community Must Not Abandon Afghanistan

Vulnerable Afghan researchers need the international research community’s support

Here's Why Tech Companies Are Suddenly Focused on Child Safety
From ACM Opinion

Here's Why Tech Companies Are Suddenly Focused on Child Safety

Tech colossi are responding to shifting political winds and trying to preempt new, impending regulations

There's a Better Way to Stop Ransomware Attacks
From ACM Opinion

There's a Better Way to Stop Ransomware Attacks

Adopt and enforce regulations for the cryptocurrency industry that are equivalent to traditional banking

No More Mr. Nice Robot?
From ACM Opinion

No More Mr. Nice Robot?

Humans might want—and need—robots to be jerks, at least sometimes.

Why Common Sense Is Hard for Computers
From ACM Opinion

Why Common Sense Is Hard for Computers

Recent efforts have recognized machine common sense as a moonshot AI problem of our times

No Perfect Solution in Apple's Privacy vs. Child Safety Debate
From ACM Opinion

No Perfect Solution in Apple's Privacy vs. Child Safety Debate

How do opponents to Apple's child safety features calculate risk, and more importantly, what alternatives do they propose?

A Thumbs Down for Streaming Privacy
From ACM Opinion

A Thumbs Down for Streaming Privacy

The streaming apps and devices we pay for aren't necessarily careful with our personal information.

Whose Smartphone Is It?
From Communications of the ACM

Whose Smartphone Is It?

Should two private companies have complete control over the world's cellphones?

Back of the Envelope
From Communications of the ACM

Back of the Envelope

Back-of-the-envelope calculations are a powerful professional practice.
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