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Tech Industry Lobby Proposes Data Privacy Laws; Critics Call Them Weak

Communications of the ACM: News - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 12:00

The Information Technology Industry Council has proposed a conceptual framework for legislation to protect consumer privacy and limit how personal data may be used.

Building a Fly Brain in a Computer

Communications of the ACM: News - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 12:00

Researchers have built a neural network that mimics the fruit fly's visual system, and can distinguish and re-identify flies.

Origami Cushions Protect Drones From Collisions

Communications of the ACM: News - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 12:00

Researchers have outfitted flying drones with lightweight, impact-absorbent cushioning inspired by origami to shield them from collisions.

Japan Preschools Using Tablets to Prep Tots for Digital Age

Communications of the ACM: Education - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 12:00

Almost 400 kindergartens and nursery schools in Japan are using smartphone software applications on tablet computers to enable "digital play" among preschoolers.

Japan Preschools Using Tablets to Prep Tots for Digital Age

Communications of the ACM: News - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 12:00

Almost 400 kindergartens and nursery schools in Japan are using smartphone software applications on tablet computers to enable "digital play" among preschoolers.

Unprecedented Growth in the College Labor Market

Communications of the ACM: Education - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 11:40

The number of job opportunities for new college graduates has expanded for the ninth consecutive year, according to Recruiting Trends 2018-2019, Michigan State University's annual survey of employers in the United States.

CVPR Paper Controversy; ML Community Reviews Peer Review

Communications of the ACM: Education - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 11:14

A series of unsettling incidents and heated discussions on social media have put the peer review process itself under scrutiny.

China Rattles Washington's Tech Debates

Communications of the ACM: News - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 10:30

A common thread is running through nearly every tech debate in Washington these days: fear that an ambitious China is poised to win the next wave of technology.

IBM to Acquire Software Company Red Hat for $34 billion

Communications of the ACM: News - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 09:53

The transaction, underscores IBM Chief Executive Ginni Rometty's efforts to expand the company's subscription-based software offerings as it faces slowing software sales and waning demand for mainframe servers.

China Has Been "Hijacking the Vital Internet Backbone of Western Countries"

Communications of the ACM: News - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 09:44

The Chinese government turned to a local ISP for intelligence gathering after it signed the Obama-Xi cyberpact in late 2015, the researchers say.

MobiCom '18

Conference Locations - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 00:00
MobiCom '18 The 24th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking
October 29 - November 02, 2018
New Delhi, India
Categories: News

CHI PLAY '18

Conference Locations - Sun, 10/28/2018 - 00:00
CHI PLAY '18 The annual symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play
October 28 - 31, 2018
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Categories: News

CHI PLAY '18

Conference Locations - Sun, 10/28/2018 - 00:00
CHI PLAY '18 The annual symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play
October 28 - 31, 2018
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Categories: News

Prepping for a Flood of Heavenly Bodies

Communications of the ACM: Education - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 15:08

This is a story of getting the good out of the bad, said Mario Jurić.

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