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June 2019


From ACM Opinion

Facebook's Calibra Is A Secret Weapon for Monetizing Its New Cryptocurrency

Facebook's Calibra Is A Secret Weapon for Monetizing Its New Cryptocurrency

Facebook's announcement of a new cryptocurrency, Libra, and the nonprofit association that will oversee it raises questions about the future of global banking and Facebook's role in it.

The Verge | June 18, 2019

From ACM Opinion

Love It or Hate It, Java Continues to Evolve

Love It or Hate It, Java Continues to Evolve

A recent article about languages that developers love and those that they hate reported that Java was the third most loved language as well as the second most hated.

Azul Systems | June 17, 2019

From ACM Opinion

Software Below the Poverty Line

Software Below the Poverty Line

The majority of open-source projects that we usually consider sustainable are actually receiving income below industry standards or even below the poverty threshold.

André Staltz | June 17, 2019

From Communications of the ACM

Global Data Justice

Global Data Justice

A new research challenge for computer science.

Linnet Taylor | June 1, 2019

From Communications of the ACM

Through Computer Architecture, Darkly

Through Computer Architecture, Darkly

Total-system hardware and microarchitectural issues are becoming increasingly critical.

A. T. Markettos, R. N. M. Watson, S. W. Moore, P. Sewell, P. G. Neumann | June 1, 2019

From Communications of the ACM

An Interview with David Brin on Resiliency

An Interview with David Brin on Resiliency

Many risks of catastrophic failures of critical infrastructures can be significantly reduced by relatively simple measures to increase resiliency.

Peter J. Denning, David Brin | June 1, 2019

From Communications of the ACM

Personal Data and the Internet of Things

Personal Data and the Internet of Things

It is time to care about digital provenance.

Thomas Pasquier, David Eyers, Jean Bacon | June 1, 2019
Blog at CACM
A Design Perspective on Computational Thinking
A Design Perspective on Computational Thinking
06.09.2019

Maybe we can just design away the need to teach computational thinking

How Do You Calculate with the Sector?
How Do You Calculate with the Sector?
06.05.2019

The sector was developed in the second half of the 16th century, and was in widespread use until the end …

Variable Vagaries
Variable Vagaries
05.19.2019

The variable, construed as an L-value, makes some offbeat appearances.

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The Wikipedia Gender Gap
The Wikipedia Gender Gap
06.18.2019

Wikipedia, one of the most successful online communities in history …

HSM Vulnerabilities Impact Banks, Cloud Providers, Governments
HSM Vulnerabilities Impact Banks, Cloud Providers, Governments
06.18.2019

Researchers have discovered vulnerabilities that can be exploited remotely to …

Ford Motor Opens Research Center in Tel Aviv
Ford Motor Opens Research Center in Tel Aviv
06.18.2019

Ford Motor has opened a research laboratory in Tel Aviv …

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