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LATEST ARTICLES
Commentary

Computational design

August 2017
by Peter J. Denning

Have you ever thought of "lying" to your smartphone to protect your privacy? Everyday we face a dilemma about privacy: We take advantage of apps that are able to use our location or data to provide "smart" services at the expense of privacy, or we cling on to our privacy and ignore the benefits of such smart technologies. ...


Communication Corner

Why writing short sentences may be short-changing your reader

August 2017
by Philip Yaffe

Have you ever thought of "lying" to your smartphone to protect your privacy? Everyday we face a dilemma about privacy: We take advantage of apps that are able to use our location or data to provide "smart" services at the expense of privacy, or we cling on to our privacy and ignore the benefits of such smart technologies. ...



Interview

Is quantum computing for real?: an interview with Catherine McGeoch of D-Wave Systems

July 2017
Interviewed by Walter Tichy

Have you ever thought of "lying" to your smartphone to protect your privacy? Everyday we face a dilemma about privacy: We take advantage of apps that are able to use our location or data to provide "smart" services at the expense of privacy, or we cling on to our privacy and ignore the benefits of such smart technologies. ...


Interview

Mixing computation with people: an interview with Marianne Winslett

July 2017
Interviewed by Richard T. Snodgrass

Have you ever thought of "lying" to your smartphone to protect your privacy? Everyday we face a dilemma about privacy: We take advantage of apps that are able to use our location or data to provide "smart" services at the expense of privacy, or we cling on to our privacy and ignore the benefits of such smart technologies. ...