Access to the Internet Is a Human Right
Stephen B. Wicker, Stephanie M. Santoso
Connecting Internet access with freedom of expression and creativity.
Cybercrime, Cyberweapons, Cyber Wars: Is There Too Much of It in the Air?
Where reality stops and perception begins.
What is a 'Good' Estimate?
Phillip G. Armour
Whether forecasting is valuable.
Swamped by Automation
George V. Neville-Neil
Whenever someone asks you to trust them, don't.
Peter J. Denning
Rules of thumb stated as numerical rules are enticing, but many are folk theorems that may not apply in your critical situation.
Learning from the Past to Face the Risks of Today
Nancy G. Leveson
The Space Shuttle software program can provide guidance to today's projects.
Steve Jobs' Dream Device Has Arrived
Just before he died, Steve Jobs told his biographer Walter Isaacson about his dream for revolutionizing television.
The Future of Propaganda: Sean Gourley on Big Data and the 'War of Ideas'
In 2009, Sean Gourley, an Oxford-trained physicist, gave a TED talk called "The Mathematics of War."
Microsoft's T.J. Campana
The Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit has been spearheading botnet takedowns and other anti-cybercrime operations for many years, and it has had remarkable success.
Will Giving the Internet Eyes and Ears Mean the End of Privacy?
The Internet has turned into a massive surveillance tool.
Welcome to Google Island
I awoke aboard a boat, just before daybreak, which was weird.
Is Computing Speed Set to Make a Quantum Leap?
"Our imagination is stretched to the utmost," wrote Richard Feynman, the greatest physicist of his day, "not, as in fiction, to imagine things which are not really...
Paul Otellini's Intel: Can the Company That Built the Future Survive It?
Forty-five years after Intel was founded by Silicon Valley legends Gordon Moore and Bob Noyce, it is the world's leading semiconductor company.
'Big Brother' Is Big Business?
The odds are you are not just a face in the crowd any longer.
CALEA II: Risks of Wiretap Modifications to Endpoints
Freedom To Tinker
I join a group of twenty computer scientists in issuing a report criticizing an FBI plan to require makers of secure communication tools to redesign their systems...
Should Patents Be Awarded to Software?
The Wall Street Journal
The goal of the U.S. patent system is clear: to provide individuals or companies with an incentive to innovate by offering them 20 years of exclusive rights to...
At Google Conference, Cameras Even in the Bathroom
The New York Times
The future came crashing down on me this week at the Google I/O developer conference while I stood at a bathroom urinal.
Google Glass Isn't Lame
I've spent the last few weeks lowering my expectations for Google Glass.
Strongbox and Aaron Swartz
The New Yorker
Aaron Swartz was not yet a legend when, almost two years ago, I asked him to build an open-source, anonymous in-box.