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Scaring the Senate Intelligence Committee
From Schneier on Security

Scaring the Senate Intelligence Committee

This is unconscionable: At Tuesday's hearing, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California and chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, asked Mr. Blair...

On Linkedin
From The Eponymous Pickle

On Linkedin

Just substantially updated my Linkedin entry. For more about me and what I am up to. -

Guest Post:  Giorgos Zervas from WSDM
From My Biased Coin

Guest Post: Giorgos Zervas from WSDM

Since I couldn't get myself to New York for WSDM, I asked my student Giorgos Zervas to report. This is his report from Thursday.-----------------------Greetings...

What Are You Learning This Summer
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

What Are You Learning This Summer

No, really! Are you making your summer plans yet and do they include learning time? I have some ideas for you. First off is CS & IT run by CSTA. This is in my opinion...

links for 2010-02-05
From Wild WebMink

links for 2010-02-05

Lively Kernel Spun out to its own site, this project (a virtual machine kernel written in Javascript) is absolutely fascinating...

World's Largest Data Collector Teams Up With Word's Largest Data Collector
From Schneier on Security

World's Largest Data Collector Teams Up With Word's Largest Data Collector

Does anyone think this is a good idea? Under an agreement that is still being finalized, the National Security Agency would help Google analyze a major corporate...

WSDM 2010: Day 1
From The Noisy Channel

WSDM 2010: Day 1

Note: this post is cross-posted at BLOG@CACM. Today was the first day of the Third ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM 2010), held...

WSDM 2010: Day 1
From The Noisy Channel

WSDM 2010: Day 1

Note: this post is cross-posted at BLOG@CACM. Today was the first day of the Third ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM 2010), held...

Biometrics Examined
From The Eponymous Pickle

Biometrics Examined

Very good IEEE Computer Now issue on the general problem of using biometric methods for identification. ' ... This month, Computing Now explores biometrics

Google to Add Store Views
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google to Add Store Views

Google is apparently going to add 'store views' to its valuable 'street views', attached by location to its maps. More here. I am assuming with permission, but...

Peter Lee on the future of DARPA, and the Transformational Convergence Technology Office
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Peter Lee on the future of DARPA, and the Transformational Convergence Technology Office

Five months ago, Peter Lee took a leave of absence as Head of the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University to begin a stint at DARPA as the Director...

Shopper App Adds Barcode Scanner
From The Eponymous Pickle

Shopper App Adds Barcode Scanner

Another development that brings the smartphone closer to everyday use as a sensor by the consumer. I recently reviewed the updates to the Redlaser scanner and found...

Admissions Handling
From My Biased Coin

Admissions Handling

I've been spending time on both graduate admissions and undergraduate admissions.For graduate admissions, we've moved to an all-electronic system; the applications...

From Computational Complexity

The more things change the more things change

There have been some articles on how much things have changed because of technology. One from the Washington Post Magazine, titled Going, Going, ..., Gone lists...

Security and Function Creep
From Schneier on Security

Security and Function Creep

Security is rarely static. Technology changes both security systems and attackers. But there

links for 2010-02-04
From Wild WebMink

links for 2010-02-04

No, you can

Facebook Development
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Facebook Development

One of the things that came up from the panel I was on last week (that panel has prompted a bunch of blog and Twitter posts already) was that students like relevant...

Report on the Third Workshop on Search and Social Media (SSM 2010)
From The Noisy Channel

Report on the Third Workshop on Search and Social Media (SSM 2010)

Note: this post will also appear on BLOG@CACM. It is my pleasure to report on the 3rd Annual Workshop on Search in Social Media (SSM 2010), a gathering of information...

Superbowl Ad Biometrics
From The Eponymous Pickle

Superbowl Ad Biometrics

Good Wired article on a number of ad biometrics studies being done during the Superbowl, which has increasingly become a laboratory for non conscious neuromarketing...

Game Day at Carleton University
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Game Day at Carleton University

Game Day is an an annual event at Carleton University. It's a day full of lectures on various game industry topics, a LAN party, and one of many Global Game Jam...
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