A Quantum World Arising from Many Ordinary Ones
The bizarre behaviour of the quantum world—with objects existing in …
Using Drones to Make Peace, Not War
Amin Rigi says drones should be used to save lives …
Scientists Consider Repurposing Robots for Ebola
Robotics scientists nationwide are pondering an intriguing possibility: Might robotic …
Satya Nadella and Grace Hopper
Thoughts about Satya Nadella's comments at the Grace Hopper Conference.
I Have Seen the Future…
Lawrence M. Fisher
…At the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, and the future of computing is women.
Anyone Can Learn Programming: Teaching > Genetics
Way more important than the question "Is P==NP?" is the question, "Is teaching greater than genetics?"
Could Robots Become Too Cute for Comfort?
Would you share your innermost secret with a robot?
Christine Kenneally's 'Invisible History of the Human Race'
The New York Times
Of Christine Kenneally’s father’s father—a man neither Kenneally nor her father ever knew, a man who did the deed requisite to reproduction and promptly vanished—she asks, "Did he leave anything more significant than the loud bang of a door shut down the generations?"
OkCupid's XOXO for Big Surveillance
Los Angeles Review of Books
Christian Rudder is a good writer—so good, in fact, it's easy for readers of Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking) to be smitten by his engaging and funny stories.
Why Is It Taking So Long to Secure Internet Routing?
Routing security incidents can still slip past deployed security defenses.
Security Collapse in the HTTPS Market
Axel Arnbak, Hadi Asghari, Michel Van Eeten, Nico Van Eijk
Assessing legal and technical solutions to secure HTTPS.
Risks and Myths of Cloud Computing and Cloud Storage
Peter G. Neumann
Considering existing and new types of risks inherent in cloud services.
Technical Perspective: Attacking a Problem from the Middle
"Dissection: A New Paradigm for Solving Bicomposite Search Problems," by Itai Dinur, Orr Dunkelman, Nathan Keller, and Adi Shamir...
Dissection: A New Paradigm for Solving Bicomposite Search Problems
Itai Dinur, Orr Dunkelman, Nathan Keller, Adi Shamir
In this paper, we introduce the new notion of bicomposite search problems, and show that they can be solved with improved combinations...
Reading News with Maps by Exploiting Spatial Synonyms
Hanan Samet, Jagan Sankaranarayanan, Michael D. Lieberman, Marco D. Adelfio, Brendan C. Fruin, Jack M. Lotkowski, Daniele Panozzo, Jon Sperling, Benjamin E. Teitler
Use this map query interface to search the world, even when not sure what information you seek.
Wikidata: A Free Collaborative Knowledgebase
Denny Vrandečić, Markus Krötzsch
This collaboratively edited knowledgebase provides a common source of data for Wikipedia, and everyone else.
Online Deception in Social Media
Michail Tsikerdekis, Sherali Zeadally
The unknown and the invisible exploit the unwary and the uninformed for illicit financial gain and reputation damage.
Abstractions for Software-Defined Networks
Martin Casado, Nate Foster, Arjun Guha
New abstractions are critical for achieving SDN goals.
Optimality in Robot Motion: Optimal Versus Optimized Motion
Jean-Paul Laumond, Nicolas Mansard, Jean-Bernard Lasserre
Exploring the distinction between an optimal robot motion and a robot motion resulting from the application of optimization techniques...
Efficient Maximum Flow Algorithms
Andrew V. Goldberg, Robert E. Tarjan
Though maximum flow algorithms have a long history, revolutionary progress is still being made.