More than a year after being launched by hackers on a campaign to infect computers running Microsoft Windows, the Conficker worm's effects are still being felt....Scientific American From ACM News | February 4, 2010
The world's largest Internet search company and the world's most powerful electronic surveillance organization are teaming up in the name of cybersecurity.
Under...The Washington Post From ACM News | February 4, 2010
count likely knows that police can peek inside it if they have a paper search warrant.
But cybercrime investigators are frustrated by the speed of traditionalone...CNET From ACM News | February 3, 2010
The China-U.S. diplomatic spat over cyberattacks on Google has highlighted the growing significance of the Internet as a theater of combat.
Deputy Defense Secretary...Time From ACM News | February 3, 2010
In computing, the vision always precedes the reality by a decade or more. The pattern has held true from the personal computer to the Internet, as it takes time...The New York Times From ACM News | February 1, 2010
Supercomputing has helped astrophysicists create massive models of the universe, but such simulations remain out of reach for many in the United States and around...Space.com From ACM News | January 29, 2010
The young woman seated next to us at the sushi bar exuded a vaguely exotic air; her looks and style, we thought, made it likely that she was not American born.
...The New York Times From ACM News | January 28, 2010
Think that turning off cookies and turning on private browsing makes you invisible on the web? Think again.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has launched...WebMonkey From ACM News | January 28, 2010
Apple has been granted a patent for a multi-touch display that can sense when and where a finger is near the screen. The patent was one of 13 granted to Apple,U...NetworkWorld From ACM News | January 27, 2010
One of the trickiest problems in cyber security is trying to figure who’s really behind an attack. Darpa, the Pentagon agency that created the Internet, is trying...Wired From ACM News | January 26, 2010
On a Monday morning earlier this month, top Pentagon leaders gathered to simulate how they would respond to a sophisticated cyberattack aimed at paralyzing the...The New York Times From ACM News | January 26, 2010
Researchers working in human-computer interaction are developing new interfaces to produce greater efficiencies in personal computing and enhance miniaturization...Kirk L. Kroeker From Communications of the ACM | February 1, 2010
Music lovers may have long forsaken them, but magnetic tapes still reign supreme when it comes to storing vast amounts of digital data. And new research from IBM...Technology Review From ACM News | January 25, 2010
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the idea of grid computing, a type of distributed computing that harnesses the power of many computers to handle large computational...Enterprise Storage Forum From ACM News | January 22, 2010
Back at the dawn of the Web, the most popular account password was “12345.”
Today, it’s one digit longer but hardly safer: “123456.”
Despite all the reports...The New York Times From ACM News | January 21, 2010
Google has received a patent for the technique known as MapReduce. The patent, number 7,650,331, applied for in 2004, is entitled "System and method for efficient...The H From ACM News | January 20, 2010
The crown jewels of Google, Cisco Systems or any other technology company are the millions of lines of programming instructions, known as source code, that make...The New York Times From ACM News | January 20, 2010
Studies done at Microsoft Research are using electroencephalograph (EEG) measurements to read users' minds in order to help tag online images. The researchers...Singularity Hub From ACM TechNews | January 15, 2010
Swarm intelligence is a branch of artificial intelligence that attempts to get computers and robots to mimic the highly efficient behavior of colony insects such...Scientific American From ACM News | January 13, 2010
To deliver useful search returns from the so-called real-time Web--such as seconds-old Twitter "tweets" reporting traffic jams--Google has adapted its page-ranking...Technology Review From ACM News | January 13, 2010