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Why Computing Students Should Contribute to Open Source Software Projects
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Why Computing Students Should Contribute to Open Source Software Projects

Acquiring developer-prized practical skills, knowledge, and experiences.

The 2021 Software Developer Shortage Is Coming
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The 2021 Software Developer Shortage Is Coming

Companies must address the difficulty of hiring and retaining high-skilled employees from an increasingly smaller labor supply.

The Brutal Truth About Bitcoin
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The Brutal Truth About Bitcoin

Are cryptocurrencies the wave of the future and should you be using and investing in them?

Wanted: Rules for Pandemic Data Access That Everyone Can Trust
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Wanted: Rules for Pandemic Data Access That Everyone Can Trust

In the wake of COVID-19, a pandemic treaty could be a way to agree on data access before the next emergency strikes.

Are We Waiting for Everyone to Get Hacked?
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Are We Waiting for Everyone to Get Hacked?

Leon Panetta is one of the few American government officials who can look around at the nation's rolling cyberdisasters and justifiably say, “I told you so.”

Machine Learning Security Needs New Perspectives and Incentives
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Machine Learning Security Needs New Perspectives and Incentives

Researchers and developers racing to make deep learning available to different applications need to actively seek out and address security challenges before they...

Should Alexa Read Our Moods?
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Should Alexa Read Our Moods?

Companies should be barred from analyzing what people say and how they sound to recommend products or personalize advertising messages.

A Vision to Compute like Nature
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A Vision to Compute like Nature: Thermodynamically

Advocating a new, physically grounded, computational paradigm centered on thermodynamics and an emerging understanding of using thermodynamics to solve problems...

Stop the Emerging AI Cold War
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Stop the Emerging AI Cold War

Proliferating military artificial intelligence will leave the world less safe—so we must focus on ethics and global cooperation, argues Denise Garcia, vice-chair...

Software Professionals, Malpractice Law, and Codes of Ethics
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Software Professionals, Malpractice Law, and Codes of Ethics

In pursuit of professional status for computing professionals.

CS Unplugged or Coding Classes?
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CS Unplugged or Coding Classes?

Perhaps a more appropriate question is 'Why not both'?

Understanding Law and the Rule of Law
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Understanding Law and the Rule of Law: A Plea to Augment CS Curricula

Why law matters for computer scientists and other folk.

Why Cryptocurrency Is A Giant Fraud
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Why Cryptocurrency Is A Giant Fraud

Speculators might make money on cryptocurrency, but the arguments for its usefulness fail completely.

Why Bitcoin Is Bad for the Environment
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Why Bitcoin Is Bad for the Environment

Cryptocurrency mining uses huge amounts of power — and can be as destructive as the real thing.

Tech in the Post-Pandemic World
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Tech in the Post-Pandemic World

Assessing its future, both the bad and the good.

Hackers Used to Be Humans. Soon, AIs Will Hack Humanity
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Hackers Used to Be Humans. Soon, AIs Will Hack Humanity

To date, hacking has exclusively been a human activity. Not for long.

Google Has A Plan To 'Fix' Online Privacy. Everybody Hates It
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Google Has A Plan To 'Fix' Online Privacy. Everybody Hates It

Google recently decided to adopt a new way to track users, and says it's more private than cookies and nearly as effective for advertising. The rest of the Internet...

Data Brokers Are a Threat to Democracy
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Data Brokers Are a Threat to Democracy

The unregulated practice of data brokerage is incredibly dangerous and harmful, and policymakers can ignore it no longer.

Why Was SolarWinds So Vulnerable to a Hack?
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Why Was SolarWinds So Vulnerable to a Hack?

The federal government should set minimum security standards for software and software development.

The Push for Stricter Rules for Internet Platforms
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The Push for Stricter Rules for Internet Platforms

Considering the origins, interpretations, and possible changes to Communications Decency Act §230 amid an evolving online environment.
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