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L.A.'s Human Face of Big Data

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.25.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Whereas. That's how my work day began. With a festive farewell breakfast and City of Los Angeles proclamation in the Mayor's Press Room for outgoing D...

Data, Data Everywhere, But Not a Bit You Own

Techonomy | Posted 06.25.2015 | Technology
Techonomy

Who owns data? How should data privacy be defined and protected? And what is the potential for regulation to support or impede the growth of digital data businesses? Those were among the tough questions panelists grappled with at the Techonomy Policy 2015 event last week.

Dot Connecting Is the New Creativity

Lynn Power | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Lynn Power

Those of us in advertising (and of a certain age) have been conditioned to think about creativity as something that belongs to the "creatives."

A Closer Look at the Impact of #GivingTuesday

Steve MacLaughlin | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Steve MacLaughlin

We all know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Chances are you also know about Giving Tuesday.

Know Your Competition With Digital Intelligence Strategies

Brett Relander | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Brett Relander

When it comes to gaining an edge over the competition, businesses today need to leverage every advantage possible. Whether you want to admit it or not, regardless of the industry in which you are involved, your competitors are out there.

National Cybersecurity: We Need a Fortress, Not a Sandcastle

Bill Solms | Posted 06.08.2015 | Technology
Bill Solms

The hack that resulted in the theft of information on 4 million government employees didn't need to happen. We had plenty of warning and next to nothing was done.

Natalie Jackson

6 Simple Questions Everyone Can (And Should) Ask About Data

HuffingtonPost.com | Natalie Jackson | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

A data fabrication scandal has rocked the media and academic worlds. In December 2014, many media outlets reported on a seemingly groundbreaking study...

Liberal Arts and Our Future

Linda Katehi | Posted 05.26.2015 | College
Linda Katehi

We will always need talented engineers and scientists. But our future rests on how successful we are in getting technology and humans to interact in ways that benefit our planet and everyone who lives on it.

Want to Fend Off Cybercrooks? Wear Protection!

Michael L. Berman | Posted 05.22.2015 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

Every year at this time we anxiously await Symantec's Internet Security Threat Report, hoping that this would be the year that all cybercrooks would disappear. But, as usual, our hopes have been stomped upon by the facts.

5 Ways Technology Can Help Your Nonprofit Do More Good

Sarah Hillware | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact
Sarah Hillware

The way people give is constantly changing. People may care about your cause, but it doesn't mean they will donate. So what drives them?

Concentrated Affluence: How to Harness the Buying Power of Asian American Consumers

Cesar M. Melgoza | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Cesar M. Melgoza

If Asian Americans were a country, their spending would represent the eighteenth largest economy in the world. The numbers are staggering, yet many brands continue approaching their multicultural marketing efforts solely considering Hispanic and African-American audiences.

No, Rich People Don't Work More

Steve Roth | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Steve Roth

The meme is ubiquitous and widely documented: Rich people work longer hours. Obvious implication: they deserve what they get, right? Ditto the poor.

Young & Entrepreneurial: How Merrill Lutsky Sold His Y Combinator Backed Startup Before Returning to Harvard

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

I was researching about student startup incubators when I came across Posmetrics Founder and CEO Merrill Lutsky while browsing through the list of student partners at Rough Draft Ventures, an investment fund that invests in student startups in the Boston area.

Education Community Stands Up for Safe, Effective Data Use

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

Where student data are concerned, privacy and security are paramount. Information is power, and we need to keep private, personal information out of the wrong hands. But what about getting the right information into the right hands?

A Digital Bretton Woods

Bijan R. Kian | Posted 06.29.2015 | Technology
Bijan R. Kian

The global economy lives on the production, extraction, correlation, analysis, and sale of information. But it has a far greater economic value in the information it gathers on the primary user's preferences, tastes, choices, and lifestyle.

Top Environmental Agencies Release Diversity Data

Andrew Lam | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Andrew Lam

On April 22, 2015, which marked the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, Green 2.0, an initiative dedicated to increasing racial diversity across mainstream environmental agencies, released the names of over 25 of America's leading environmental advocacy organizations that voluntarily submitted their diversity data to GuideStar.

Time for Congress to Act on Cyber-Threat Information Sharing

Victoria Espinel | Posted 06.21.2015 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

The timely and appropriate sharing of information about cyber-security threats, vulnerabilities, lessons learned, and best practices is imperative to building a collaborative framework to defend networks against attacks. This can and should be done in a manner that respectful of privacy.

HuffPost What's Working Honor Roll: Michael Bloomberg Plans To Use Data To Improve City Life

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 04.20.2015 | Media

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often th...

Why I'm Betting On Cities And Data

Michael R. Bloomberg | Posted 06.20.2015 | Impact
Michael R. Bloomberg

How can cities rise to meet big new challenges -- and serve more and more people -- with resources that are always stretched thin? By finding smart ways to use a resource that is always growing: Data. And more and more cities are doing exactly that.

Building on Today's Progress for 2016 and Beyond

Michele Jolin | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Michele Jolin

We know more than ever before about what works to improve results for young people, their families and communities, and across the country there is growing bipartisan momentum behind shifting public funds toward evidence-based solutions.

The Urgency of Increasing Higher Education Attainment in America

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 06.09.2015 | Education
Jamie Merisotis

New data reveal that our country risks falling behind in a global race -- the competition for innovation and, above all else, talent -- unless actions are taken now to significantly increase postsecondary attainment.

Risk v. Reward: Finding the Right Balance for Digital Innovation

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 06.05.2015 | Technology
Jimmy Nguyen

Companies of all shapes and sizes - from startups to corporate giants, from new disruptors to old guard institutions, from local shops to global conglomerates - want to win new business by using digital innovations.

Security Mistakes You Make Every Day

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 06.03.2015 | Technology
NextAdvisor.com

Although there is no foolproof way to prevent identity theft or other security risks, cutting down on the amount of easy-to-change mistakes you make on a daily basis can help make you less of a target.

The Monsanto Privacy Model? Monsanto and Farmer Organizations May Be Forging New Path to Data Cooperation

Nathan Newman | Posted 05.27.2015 | Technology
Nathan Newman

Both the Monsanto- and Farm Bureau-led set of privacy principles and the emerging models of farmers controlling monetization of their data may be a model of privacy that those promoting economic justice models around data use should be paying close attention to.

Have Research Ethics Committees Got It Wrong? A New Study Looks at What Participants in Medical Research Actually Want

Tim Spector | Posted 05.24.2015 | Science
Tim Spector

Traditionally, the "gold standard" of informed consent for participation in medical research entails that participants need to consent to every new research study, which means that they need to be contacted and re-consented each time.