The blog archive provides access to past blog postings from Communications of the ACM and other sources by date.
Peter Kinnaird, Inbal Talgam-Cohen
Maire Byrne-Evans, Christine Task
Olivia SimpsonShould there be a standard in the way of algorithms languages to improve productivity and remove ambiguity?
Gidi NaveAccepting the habitual system as an inseparable part of our minds, understanding its limitation and the way it works, may help us to achieve our long-term goals.
Aaron RothThere is something to be gained by borrowing the tools of differential privacy and applying them to solve problems in seemingly unrelated fields.
Andreas BirkbakRevealing private content on the Web can also spark public engagement. To understand this, we need to challenge our common sense notions of privacy and democracy.
Marion OswaldThe line between personal and anonymous information is often unclear. Increasingly it falls to lawyers to understand and manage the risks associated with the sharing of "anonymized" data sets.
Iain BourneWhy defining what counts as personal data is important for data protection and information sharing.
David BirchPeople think they want anonymity, but actually desire privacy. But how do we reframe the debate surrounding privacy and security? Perhaps technology is the answer.
Elaine Mackey, Mark ElliotProtecting data privacy and anonymity requires a better understanding of the conditions and mechanisms under which they may be threatened.
Dominic HobsonStrengths and weaknesses of the leader in a new generation of emerging cryptocurrencies.
Kelley MisataA decade since the first version was released, Tor continues to be at the center of the debate around online privacy.
Philip C. RitcheyNew information hiding techniques use online games to transmit secrets covertly. The technique is simple, but the problem of detecting these covert channels is far from solved.
Christine TaskThe vast amounts of data that are now available provide new opportunities to social science researchers, but also raise huge privacy concerns for data subjects. Differential privacy offers a way to balance the needs…
Michael ZubaDistinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research, Dr. Cynthia Dwork, provides a first-hand look at the basics of differential privacy.
Adrian ScoicăIn this profile, Jessica Staddon discusses managing privacy research for one the world's best-known technology corporations.
Rich ShayCUPS, a research lab at Carnegie Mellon University, is dedicated to addressing the broad array of challenges collectively called "usable privacy and security."
Finn KuusistoA look back at wireless technology through the years.
A testimonial to easy data visualization and exploration. I believe that data visualization should always be the first step to analytics. Which means it can often be all that is needed. Even if you need to ultimately do something…
In the Smithsonian Mag: A good nontechnical view of the current state and future of the bionic body. " ... The Insane and Exciting Future of the Bionic Body ... From “i-limbs” to artificial organs, advances in technology have…
Vincent Granville measures the frequency of use of different keywords and finds the use of the word 'statistician' dropping versus 'data analyst'. Death of the statistician? I don't think so, but some re-calibration of the…
It is not uncommon to stream point of view surgery video. Apparently an early case of doing it with Google Glass. Not new, but can lead to thinking about different kinds of viewing augmentation that would be useful to a surgeon…
In Innovation Excellence: Using visualization to understand and improve categories of research activities. This might have been very useful in our enterprise. Points to an approach I had not hear of: " ... EMC has dozensStanford…