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'People Never Lie So Much as Before an Election, During a War, or After a Hunt.'

David Sable | Posted 03.14.2016 | Business
David Sable

Having just completed an around-the-world tour, I can report with accuracy and honesty that wherever I went, wherever I go, the topic of the U.S. elections raises its sometimes ugly, sometimes comic, sometimes tragic head as people, everywhere, perceive it as affecting them in one way or another.

Scheer Intelligence: William Binney and Blowing the Whistle On the NSA

Robert Scheer | Posted 03.11.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Binney spent over 30 years at the National Security Agency as a high-ranked official and left in 2002 after criticizing the agency's system for collecting data on Americans.

How Taylor Swift And The Music Industry Are Using Big Data

Bernard Marr | Posted 03.07.2016 | Business
Bernard Marr

It wasn't long ago that it was a common belief that the internet was killing the music industry. For many years the industry failed to keep pace with ...

The Big Data Barbie - A Technology Push Too Far?

Bernard Marr | Posted 03.03.2016 | Business
Bernard Marr

It's not a new idea.  As far back as the 1800s we have been making toys that seem to talk to us. From simple dolls that could only say "Mama" to the ...

California Water Mandate Extended Through October -- A Longterm Silver Lining

Robb Barnitt | Posted 03.01.2016 | Green
Robb Barnitt

Those in the water community have warned of depleting reservoirs, snowpack and groundwater for years, but it was Governor Brown's 2015 Emergency Conservation Mandate that brought the concern front and center.

Building a Data-Driven Culture

Fritz Lehman | Posted 02.26.2016 | Technology
Fritz Lehman

There are four things you need to do to make sure your company doesn't just accept the nonintuitive, but embraces it.

5 Digital Trends To Watch Out For In 2016

Sofia Katsali | Posted 02.25.2016 | Technology
Sofia Katsali

Nowadays users, or let's face it -- customers are not simply introduced to new products and services as they enter a physical store or browse the web....

The Impact of Technology on HR and What's Ahead

Meghan M. Biro | Posted 02.25.2016 | Business
Meghan M. Biro

Rapid changes in technology have affected businesses in more ways than we can count, from globalization and organizational adjustments to a workforce clamoring for remote and mobile job opportunities -- and human resources has had to adapt swiftly.

Why the Internet of Things Will Change Every Job (Even Yours)

Bernard Marr | Posted 02.25.2016 | Business
Bernard Marr

From plumbers to nurses -- technology will increasingly become part of every job.  As Internet of Things (IoT) devices become more and more ubiquitous in the world around us, it seems only logical that they will begin to affect our jobs and workplaces.

Can Machine Learning Decode Depression?

Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D. | Posted 02.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D.

Given this background, can data science, and in particular machine learning, help revolutionize how we diagnose, treat, and monitor depression? A growing line of evidence gives us hope...

This Big Brother/Big Data Business Goes Way Beyond Apple and the FBI

David Hinckley | Posted 02.22.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

From CBS's Person of Interest to USA's Mr. Robot, Showtime's upcoming Dark Net and every law enforcement show from NBC's The Blacklist to CBS's Scorpion (above), TV viewers have seen massive data collection hurtling toward us for years

Big Data Helps Bosses Predict When Employees Will Get Sick

The Wall Street Journal | Chloe Angyal | Posted 02.17.2016 | Business

Employee wellness firms and insurers are working with companies to mine data about the prescription drugs workers use, how they shop and even whether ...

Are Big Data Career Paths Attracting More Women to Tech?

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 02.17.2016 | Technology
Rachel Wolfson

The famous German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, once said: "That which does not kill us, makes us stronger." While this quote holds an enormous am...

Every Member of Congress Should Sign On To My Bills That Enhance Consumers' Privacy & Ensure Digital Inclusion

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 02.16.2016 | Technology
Rep. Hank Johnson

Privacy is an issue that should unite us, not drive us apart. We have fully entered the era of big data, and consumers access the internet through mobile devices now more than ever. It's past time for our laws to reflect this reality.

Where To Treat Yo' Self On Valentine's Day

Trulia | Posted 02.12.2016 | HuffPost Home
Trulia

Here's a secret that the romantic-industrial complex doesn't want you to know -- you don't have to be coupled up to enjoy Valentine's Day. In fact, w...

Using data to drive business intelligence

Adi Gaskell | Posted 02.10.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

Whilst it's tempting to think of social data as largely frivolous, it is increasingly evident that it is capable of revealing a great deal about us, b...

What the Internet of Things and Big Data Mean for Car Safety: An Interview with Neil Cawse

Phil Simon | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Phil Simon

Technology and data have transformed many industries--and obliterated others. (Been to a Blockbuster Video lately? Bought a BlackBerry in the last fi...

The Cancer Moonshot Could Depend Most on You

Sandra Horning | Posted 02.08.2016 | Science
Sandra Horning

A "cure" will require more than government agencies, companies and advocacy organizations. That's a reality that is often overlooked. We as individuals have to continue our fight against this disease, too, and vigorously so.

Big Data

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 02.05.2016 | Technology
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

As one who has spent a goodly portion of his adult life raving about the folly of amassing much more information than we can analyze and use effectiv...

Breaking the Code in Electronic Healthcare Data

Dr. Timothy Imler | Posted 02.04.2016 | Technology
Dr. Timothy Imler

These challenges will lead us to a future discussions on the utilization of natural language processing (NLP) for electronic healthcare data and statistical modeling to create the best methods for accurately identifying a true disease.

Do Computer Scientists Hold the Key to Treating Cancer?

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery | Posted 02.04.2016 | Technology
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery

To prepare for that revolutionary leap, we need to draft software experts immediately who can leverage advances in cloud computing and machine learning while protecting patient privacy to start building open-source tools that will enable scientists to make major inroads on cancer.

Data for Development: How You Can Help the UN Leverage Big Data for the Public Good

A View from the United Nations | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
A View from the United Nations

Effective use of data can help us expand our knowledge of fundamental issues, such as social and political instability, natural disasters, and climate change to improve decision-making and enhance our ability to predict, and even pre-empt, the next crisis.

Citizens, the Private Sector and SDG implementation: Scale success and scrap the rest

Johannes Jütting | Posted 02.02.2016 | Technology
Johannes Jütting

SDG implementation requires the production of more and better data at country, sub-regional and city level. The public sector alone is not up to the task and so other actors need to be brought into the game.

US & EU Reach Tentative Privacy Deal

Christina Gagnier | Posted 02.02.2016 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

After months of unease for United States companies and their counsel alike, a deal has tentatively been reached by the United States and European Unio...

Here's How Your Enterprise Can Make The Great Digital Transformation of 2016

Beverly Macy | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Beverly Macy

The Great Digital Transformation of 2016 actually started years ago. But as the new reality is dawning, companies are becoming increasingly aware that they had better find a forward path across the great looming digital divide.