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Bianca Bosker

Erasing Your Engagement From The Internet Is Impossible -- I Know, I Tried

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.14.2014 | Technology

No one is more excited about my wedding than Facebook. Or possibly Google. As they seem to see it, since getting engaged I’ve become an impressi...

Democrats Need to Stop Dragging Feet On Email Privacy Reform

Sam Tracy | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Sam Tracy

President Obama has still not responded to the 100,000+ Americans who signed the We the People petition demanding ECPA reform (it's been 152 days -- for comparison, a petition to build a Death Star got a response within 29 days.).

Why We Should Care About Changes In The Pharmaceutical Industry

Michael Hodin | Posted 07.13.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The pharmaceutical sector is still struggling to find an operating model that will work in the 21st century. The shocking news of GlaxoSmithKline's sale of its cancer-drug business to Novartis -- and the many recent huge deals like it -- are the most recent evidence.

Learning: A Continual Quantum Leap > Of Change

Scott MacFarland | Posted 07.12.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

As a career long content producer and marketer, I feel my professional journey has been full of change.

Volunteers Across The World CAN Save You During A Disaster. Here's How.

Jana Sweeny | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Jana Sweeny

As Ebola began its march through West Africa earlier this year, health officials didn't have many tools at their disposal to fight it. But it didn't take long for us to realize something extraordinary: one of the best defenses for a disease with no known treatment may actually be technology.

Jon Ward

Silicon Valley Conservatives Plan A Netroots For The Right

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A pair of young conservative tech entrepreneurs who set out in 2013 to connect conservatives in Silicon Valley aim to put their fledglin...

Once Searched, Forever Seized: Why Cell Phone Searches Need a Warrant

Michael Price | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Michael Price

How private is the data on your cell phone? That was the big question before the Supreme Court last week in a pair of cases, Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie, with the potential for huge consequences for the future of information privacy.

The Big Data Craze Is Just as Qualitative as It Is Quantitative

Sean Donahue | Posted 07.01.2014 | Media
Sean Donahue

For brands, political campaigns and advocacy organizations that aim to have data-driven conversations with audiences, it will be more important than ever to apply qualitative logic and human reasoning to online analytical models.

White House Calls For More Privacy Laws

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN and JULIE PACE | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is asking Congress to pass new privacy laws that would add more safeguards for Americans' data and provide more pr...

Protecting Student Privacy Comes First

Jim Steyer | Posted 07.01.2014 | Technology
Jim Steyer

Educational software is big business. But these companies are not just competing in an $8 billion marketplace. They are being trusted with information about our children, and should be held to the highest standards to ensure our children's privacy and safety.

Can Big Data and Broadband Improve Health Care?

Tae Yoo | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Last week, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released its annual flagship report on IT, the Global Information Technology Report (GITR). This year's report focuses on the risks and rewards of big data. An astounding number of technology transitions in the past 20 years have enabled millions of connections. The world wide web was just taking off in 1993.

Jon Ward

Role Of RNC Chief Technology Officer In Question Less Than A Year After Being Hired From Facebook

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Andy Barkett, the former senior Facebook engineer who was hired less than a year ago to oversee the Republican National Committee's data...

Why One Mom Tried To Hide Her Pregnancy From The Internet

Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents

When Janet Vertesi got pregnant, she decided to embark on a challenging experiment: She wanted to see what it would take to hide her pregnancy from th...

Turning Data into Action: An Interview with import.io CEO David White

Phil Simon | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Phil Simon

In Too Big to Ignore, I explore a term that's been gaining in popularity and increasingly affects our lives: Big Data. There's no shortage of large ...

Data Is Information, Not an Answer

Shalini Vajjhala | Posted 06.29.2014 | Green
Shalini Vajjhala

Like a doctor who runs tests that establish you are sick, but then has no prescription to cure you, most climate datasets inform us that there is a problem, but don't tell us how to respond.

Big Data with a Personal Touch: The Convergence of Predictive Analytics and Positive Deviance

Jay Bhatt | Posted 06.24.2014 | Technology
Jay Bhatt

Background Over the last few years, the triple aim has taken center stage. Through more effective identification of individuals at higher risk, health...

Here's How 'Big Data' Can Really Hurt The Poor

AP | By EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 06.26.2014 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House review of how the government and private sector use large sets of data has found that such information could be used...

The Hybrid Humanities in an Age of Public Scholarship

Christine Henseler | Posted 06.25.2014 | College
Christine Henseler

The opportunities and challenges afforded by technologies demand that both scholars and publics rethink and rearticulate who they are and how they relate to each other. For starters, academics working in the humanities must break down the divisionary descriptors between the traditional humanities scholar and those who identify as public scholars.

How to Get Your Recruitment Process Ready for Summer

Val Matta | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
Val Matta

While you may already implement some of the most popular recruiting trends, amp them up this summer! Doing so ensures the right employees for your organization, creating awesome results now and in the future.

Marketing to the Omni-channel Consumer

Jim Yu | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Jim Yu

Customer expectations have skyrocketed when it comes to the digital experience. Today we live in a multiple-screen world with 90 percent of consumers using more than one device before completing any tasks.

Open Data Now: An Interview with Joel Gurin

Phil Simon | Posted 06.24.2014 | Books
Phil Simon

Big Data is a big deal, but what about Open Data? That is, the idea that certain data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish a...

Is Your Country Ready For The Internet Of Everything?

Robert Pepper | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Robert Pepper

The World Economic Forum launched the 2014 Global Information Technology Report (GITR) today, and the annual assessment provides insight into two questions: where will see the next evolution of the Internet take hold, and how can we as a society improve on Big Data?

Unplug -- Full Speed Ahead!

David Sable | Posted 06.21.2014 | Technology
David Sable

Unplugging clears your mind, opens up new paths for problem solving, creates new and exciting relationships between ideas and ultimately drives the best use of technology

The Rise of Big Data Brings Tremendous Possibilities and Frightening Perils

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 06.19.2014 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

There is no doubt that data analytics will one day help to improve health care and crime detection, design better products, and improve traffic patterns and agricultural yields. My concern is about how we will one day use all the data we are gathering -- and the skeletons it will uncover.

Jon Ward

The Behind The Scenes Story Of The RNC's Quest For Data Supremacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last month, after Rep. David Jolly (R) won the closely contested special election in Florida's 13th Congressional District, the Republic...