3 ways robots will try to manipulate you

Brittany Postnikoff grew up marveling at some of the humanoid robots presented by sci-fi pop culture: from Cylons, to Commander...

February 23rd, 2017 Brian Jackson

IT problems, computer flaws, glitches

The top 7 ethical dilemmas reported by IT in 2016

Last year gave us all a lot to digest, and moving forward it is important to hold a microscope to...

January 18th, 2017 Donna Lindskog

Stats Can needs governance of its big data

The head of Statistics Canada, Wayne Smith, resigned on Sept. 16 because he felt he did not have control of...

September 30th, 2016 Donna Lindskog

Learning about being politically correct from the U.S. election

The American presidential election debates have made political correctness an issue. Though, I have never liked the term “political correctness.”...

August 16th, 2016 Donna Lindskog

A question of ethics in open designs

Some ethics questions are black and white. Others, like in the case of the power industry who have good intentions to...

July 21st, 2016 Donna Lindskog

The Panama Papers: What does this data breach mean for IT and cybersecurity?

The Panama Papers were released by a hacker who broke into the servers of Mossack Fonseca.  So those papers are stolen...

April 27th, 2016 Donna Lindskog

Mike Hinchey: software research director and 2016 IFIP president shares tech insights

The rapid application of computing research within a year into commercialization and enterprise innovation adoption is required for enterprise success....

March 30th, 2016 Stephen Ibaraki

Computers will detect our emotions and share that information

As early as this summer there may be movies that adjust their plot depending on what emotions are detected on...

February 29th, 2016 Donna Lindskog

Precedent needed to be sure private messages stay private

Email and texting may seem private, but we need some legal precedents to be sure. BBC news is reporting that...

February 3rd, 2016 Donna Lindskog