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SECTION: Features

Can we build a privacy-preserving web browser we all deserve?

The web is the biggest legacy application ever developed or supported by software engineers, but it's also blurring the line between the consumption of data and the leaking of personal details. Browser makers may be the only line of defense.

By Christoph Kerschbaumer, Luke Crouch, Tom Ritter, Tanvi Vyas, July 2018

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Technology in defense of democracy

COLUMN: Letter from the editors

Technology in defense of democracy

By Jennifer Jacobs, April 2017

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Tech for crises

COLUMN: INIT

Tech for crises

By Rahul R. Divekar, Nidhi Rastogi, April 2017

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DEPARTMENT: Milestones

Crisis management

By Alok Pandey, April 2017

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The cognitive and immersive situations room

SECTION: Features

The cognitive and immersive situations room

Cognitive environments with "eyes," "ears," "mind," "mouth," and "hands" will converse with people, understand group dynamics, present stories, and augment group intelligence, enabling humans and computers to accomplish things neither could do alone.

By Hui Su, April 2017

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Filter bubbles and fake news

Filter bubbles and fake news

The results of the 2016 Brexit referendum in the U.K. and presidential election in the U.S. surprised pollsters and traditional media alike, and social media is now being blamed in part for creating echo chambers that encouraged the spread of fake news that influenced voters.

By Dominic DiFranzo, Kristine Gloria-Garcia, April 2017

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Managing crises, one text at a time

Managing crises, one text at a time

Crisis Text Line CTO Jason Bennett shares his insight on the technology behind this helpline using text to reach people in need of counseling during times of crisis.

By Rahul R. Divekar, Nidhi Rastogi, April 2017

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Gathering people to gather data

Gathering people to gather data

An interview with Paul Wicks, Vice President of Innovation at PatientsLikeMe, a patient network and real-time research platform.

By Diana Lynn MacLean, December 2014

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Opportunities of social media in health and well-being

Opportunities of social media in health and well-being

Intelligently leveraging data from millions of social media posts is a modern public health approach that has the potential to save many lives.

By Munmun De Choudhury, December 2014

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Here comes the #engagement: A serious health initiative made trendy

Here comes the #engagement: A serious health initiative made trendy

Creating a user experience to communicate the seriousness of HIV prevention and awareness can be both educational while entertaining. This combination along with a sense of cultural influence helps to both attract and engage millennials.

By Fay Cobb Payton, KaMar Galloway, December 2014

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The New Firefox Cookie Policy

DEPARTMENT: Blogs

The New Firefox Cookie Policy

Stanford grad student Jonathan Mayer discusses cookies, Web tracking, and changes to Mozilla's cookie policy.

By Jonathan Mayer, September 2013

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Big data

COLUMN: INIT

Big data

By Andrew Cron, Huy L. Nguyen, Aditya Parameswaran, September 2012

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Big privacy

SECTION: Features

Big privacy

Approaches from computer science and statistical science for assessing and protecting privacy in large, public data sets.

By Ashwin Machanavajjhala, Jerome P. Reiter, September 2012

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Web search

DEPARTMENT: Back

Web search

By Finn Kuusisto, June 2012

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Computer science in service of democracy

COLUMN: INIT

Computer science in service of democracy

By Peter Kinnaird, December 2011

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Inventing open government

SECTION: Features

Inventing open government

Internet startup POPVOX connects constituents to Congress in a play to disrupt the world of advocacy.

By Joshua Tauberer, December 2011

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Using software to liberate U.S. case law

Using software to liberate U.S. case law

Although public information is open, it is not always easily accessible.

By Harlan Yu, Stephen Schultze, December 2011

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An interview with Dr. Beth Simone Noveck

An interview with Dr. Beth Simone Noveck

The former U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer and the author of Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger and Citizens More Powerful discusses open government and what it really means.

By Peter Kinnaird, December 2011

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How can software engineers help make government better?

How can software engineers help make government better?

Using their technical expertise to bring transparency to the federal government, developers are unlocking data one API at a time.

By Luigi Montanez, December 2011

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Sourcemap

Sourcemap

Industry and consumers need tools to help make decisions that are good for communities and for the environment.

By Leo Bonanni, June 2011

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GrowFood.org

GrowFood.org

New social media is helping connect students to apprenticeships in the practice of organic farming.

By Ethan Schaffer, June 2011

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In the dark, out in the cold

In the dark, out in the cold

For 30% of the population, lack of access to home-energy monitoring devices translates into a lack of power---in more ways than one.

By Tawanna Dillahunt, Jennifer Mankoff, June 2011

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Challenges in sustainable human-home interaction

Challenges in sustainable human-home interaction

Building eco-friendly homes with occupant intelligence as the foundation.

By Johnny Rodgers, Lyn Bartram, Rob Woodbury, June 2011

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OPOWER

OPOWER

Energy efficiency through behavioral science and technology.

By Alex Laskey, Ogi Kavazovic, June 2011

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Behold a pail of milk

COLUMN: INIT: issue introduction

Behold a pail of milk

By Malay Bhattacharyya, Vaggelis Giannikas, March 2011

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What can gold farmers teach us about criminal networks?

SECTION: Features

What can gold farmers teach us about criminal networks?

By observing how covert financial networks operate in online games like World of Warcraft, we can learn about how they might function offline.

By Brian Keegan, Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad, Dmitri Williams, Jaideep Srivastava, Noshir Contractor, March 2011

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Catching bad guys with graph mining

Catching bad guys with graph mining

Suspicious network patterns may be the key to detecting criminals and fraudsters on e-commerce sites.

By Polo Chau, March 2011

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The 'Internet of Things' and commerce

The 'Internet of Things' and commerce

Everything, everywhere, tagged and tracked. How can this data be harnessed to deliver better products and services?

By Mark Harrison, March 2011

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The problem of money as a measuring stick

The problem of money as a measuring stick

A more accurate measuring instrument may be found in stable money baskets built by computers and mathematics.

By Nikolai V. Hovanov, James W. Kolari, Mikhail V. Sokolov, March 2011

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DEPARTMENT: Hello world

Programmatic access to Wikipedia

By Dmitry Batenkov, December 2010

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Social learning and technical capital on the social web

Social learning and technical capital on the social web

The social Web is a set of ties that enable people to socialize online, a phenomenon that has existed since the early days of the Internet in environments like IRC, MUDs, and Usenet (e.g. 4, 12). People used these media in much the same way they do now: to communicate with existing friends and to meet new ones. The fundamental difference was the scale, scope, and diversity of participation.

By Sarita Yardi, December 2009

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Privacy challenges and solutions in the social web

Privacy challenges and solutions in the social web

Research related to online social networks has addressed a number of important problems related to the storage, retrieval, and management of social network data. However, privacy concerns stemming from the use of social networks, or the dissemination of social network data, have largely been ignored. And with more than 250 million active Facebook (http://facebook.com) users, nearly half of whom log in at least once per day [5], these concerns can't remain unaddressed for long.

By Grigorios Loukides, Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis, December 2009

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Don't ask me

Don't ask me

Searching for information online has become an integral part of our everyday lives. However, sometimes we don't know the specific search terms to use, while other times, the specific information we're seeking hasn't been recorded online yet.

By Gary Hsieh, December 2009

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Introduction

By Justin Solomon, December 2008

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Introduction

By Justin Solomon, June 2008

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Information superwhichway?

By Craig Pfeifer, June 2008

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Introduction

By Jerry Guo, August 2006

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Introduction

By William Stevenson, December 2004

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