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Reimplementing Software Interfaces Is Fair Use
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Reimplementing Software Interfaces Is Fair Use

A multifactored rationale for denying Oracle's claim against Google.

Responsible Computing During COVID-19 and Beyond
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Responsible Computing During COVID-19 and Beyond

Navigating the ethical and societal impacts of technologies.

The Limits of Differential Privacy (and Its Misuse in Data Release and Machine Learning)
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The Limits of Differential Privacy (and Its Misuse in Data Release and Machine Learning)

Differential privacy is not a silver bullet for all privacy problems.

When AI Becomes Child's Play
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When AI Becomes Child's Play

Algorithms trained in pattern recognition struggle to understand kids.

Getting More People With Disabilities Developing Technology Is Good for Everyone
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Getting More People With Disabilities Developing Technology Is Good for Everyone

It's not just a matter of fairness and inclusion. Accessible technology is generally better for everyone.

Collusion Rings Threaten the Integrity of Computer Science Research
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Collusion Rings Threaten the Integrity of Computer Science Research

Experiences discovering attempts to subvert the peer-review process.

Depth and Persistence
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Depth and Persistence: What Researchers Need to Know About Impostor Syndrome

Understanding impostor syndrome's complexity and its effect on research persistence.

The Risks of Election Believability (or Lack Thereof)
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The Risks of Election Believability (or Lack Thereof)

With 90% of the 2020 U.S. general election ballot contents verifiable by paper, why do only 65% of voters trust the results?

Can Machines Control Our Brains?
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Can Machines Control Our Brains?

Advances in brain-computer interface technology are impressive, but not close to anything resembling mind control.

Trustworthy Scientific Computing
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Trustworthy Scientific Computing

Addressing the trust issues underlying the current limits on data sharing.

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.

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.

The 10 Best Practices for Remote Software Engineering
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The 10 Best Practices for Remote Software Engineering

Focusing on the human element of remote software engineer productivity.

When Hackers Were Heroes
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When Hackers Were Heroes

The complex legacy of Steven Levy's obsessive programmers.

Reflections on Black in Computing
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Reflections on Black in Computing

Seeking to improve systemic fairness in the computing realm.

From Remote Work to Working From Anywhere
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From Remote Work to Working From Anywhere

Tracing temporary work modifications resulting in permanent organizational changes.

The Transformation of Patient-Clinician Relationships with AI-based Medical Advice
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The Transformation of Patient-Clinician Relationships with AI-based Medical Advice

A "bring your own algorithm" era in healthcare.

What Can the Maker Movement Teach Us About the Digitization of Creativity?
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What Can the Maker Movement Teach Us About the Digitization of Creativity?

Experimenting with the creative process.

Science Is Not Another Opinion
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Science Is Not Another Opinion

The issue is not who has the "truth," but whose claims deserve more credence.

What To Do About Deepfakes
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What To Do About Deepfakes

Seeking to reap the positive uses of synthetic media while minimizing or preventing negative societal impact.
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