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Is the Internet running out of real estate? A paper co-written by David Dagon (Computer Science) explains how the Web's domain-name service relies on a dwindling number of IP addresses to assign "space" in the virtual world. Source: New Legal Review

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Software that lets users know which companies are tracking their online habits is taking off. "Many privacy-conscious people take issue with someone tracking their online activities without their consent," says Mustaque Ahamad (Computer Science), director of the GT Information Security Center. Source: AJC.com

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As U.S. soldiers leave Iraq, the battlefield of the Internet is heating up, says the Georgia Tech Emerging Cyber Threats Report for 2012, citing search poisoning, mobile-based attacks and new black markets for personal information as three of the biggest cyber threats for the new year. Source: SmallBizTechnology.com

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Matrix manipulation, one of the most fundamental mathematical tools outside of everyday arithmetic, has seen its first improvement in 24 years. "All this is extremely exciting," says Richard Lipton (Computer Science). "[It] is one of the best results proved in years in all of theory." Source: New Scientist

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Paul Royal (Computer Science) says the recently introduced Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act in the U.S. House has to overcome a history of "one-way" information sharing between government and private industry. Source: Redmondmag.com

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MIT is doubling down on its OpenCourseWare program, offering more online course content and certificates to indicate content mastery--all for free. "I think [this] will make quite a splash," says Rich DeMillo (Computer Science), director of the Center for 21st Century Universities. "If I were still in industry and someone came in with an M.I.T.x credential, I’d take it.” Source: The New York Times

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In a war-torn nation of 4 million people and one psychiatrist, how can good mental health care be cost-effectively delivered? That's a central research question in Ellen Zegura's (Computer Science) Computing for Good partnership with the Carter Center's Mental Health Liberia program. Source: Psych Central

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Georgia Tech student Vivian Stepp and faculty member Julie Champion will spend Friday, December 9, at the White House as part of the Obama Administration’s “Champions of Change” roundtable event.

Embedded smartphone software that logs users' keystokes, text messages and other data to send back to the carrier? "Not kosher," says Georgia Tech Information Security Center Director Mustaque Ahamad (Computer Science). Source: The New York Times

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The College's Center for 21st Century Universities is taking the long view--as in, the next 100 years--of higher ed. "While technology is not the only enabler of change in higher education," says Director Rich DeMillo (Computer Science), "it is on the critical path to all foreseeable change." Source: Education-Portal.com

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