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You are What You Eat: How Poor Data is Sabotaging Your Marketing Well Being

Advertising Week | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Advertising Week

By Yosha Ulrich-Sturmat, Neustar Cheap, plentiful, and easy to get, today's vast quantity of available marketing data is seductive--but it's also sel...

Making Chinese Cities Smarter: Leapfrogging Intra-city Transport Development with 'Big Data'

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 10.01.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

The period 2015/2016 is unique and remarkable for the development prospects of China. First, last week China took part in the UN global summit regarding the adoption of 17 sustainable development goals for the next 15 years.

5 States Where Identity Theft Is a Major Problem

NerdWallet | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business

The most common kind of identity theft is fraud involving government benefits or documents, such as Social Security cards, passports and driver's licenses. Other types of fraud involve credit cards, phone or utility accounts, banks and employment.

Ten Years After Katrina: The Evolution of Corporate Response to Disasters

Daryl Brewster | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Daryl Brewster

At the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, CECP looks back at how disaster relief response has changed among companies. We found that overall, the data show that aggregate giving from corporations for disaster relief has declined over the last five years. A deeper look into the data and additional resources shows that it's a complex story. We explored:

Can Open Data Drive Innovative Healthcare?

Techonomy | Posted 09.25.2015 | Science

As healthcare systems worldwide become increasingly digitized, medical scientists and health researchers have more data than ever. Yet much valuable health information remains locked in proprietary or hidden databases. A growing number of open data initiatives aim to change this, but it won't be easy.

This Is The Prescription For A Comfortable Retirement

Catherine Golladay | Posted 09.24.2015 | Money
Catherine Golladay

While it is encouraging that participants understand the importance of professional 401(k) advice, just 12 percent of those with access to it are actually using it - meaning the vast majority are missing out on critical guidance.

California Schools Latest to Get New Student Test Results; So, Now What?

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 09.23.2015 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

Whenever standardized test scores are released, the data seems to implicitly label schools as "good" or "bad" which in turn stimulate calls to improve the "bad" scores.

What Apple's Ad Blocking Could Mean For The Future Of The Internet

Jeffrey Zeldman | Posted 09.23.2015 | Technology
Jeffrey Zeldman

Your site may soon be collateral damage in a war between Silicon Valley superpowers. Apple is trying to hurt arch-rival Google while providing a more elegant web experience than user-hostile ad networks have previously allowed. This is a great example of acting in your own self-interest, yet smelling like a rose.

The New Graduate Schools

Apryl DeLancey | Posted 09.22.2015 | Technology
Apryl DeLancey

Physicians and lawyers take continuing education classes for most of their career. Why wouldn't statisticians, programmers and other executives? I really got a boost after attending one of the "new" graduate schools -- one of those coding boot camps.

The Web Is Worldwide -- Shouldn't Privacy Protections Be Global as Well?

Victoria Espinel | Posted 09.16.2015 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

Barging into a foreign data center would be a major invasion of that country's sovereignty. Imagine the uproar if foreign police tried to a similar move in the United States.

This Is The New Front In Corporate Surveillance And Monopoly Power

Nathan Newman | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Nathan Newman

If your business is advertising, knowing what people buy is golden data, since it helps other advertisers more precisely target ads to the demographic groups most likely to buy their goods and services.

A Healthy Challenge to Congress: BSA's Congressional 2015 Data Agenda

Victoria Espinel | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
Victoria Espinel

As countries like the United Kingdom, Brazil, and China develop their data policies, the U.S. can offer a model that respects rule of law and individual rights. We can do it. This can happen.

Today's Technology, Yesterday's Laws: U.S. Aims to Undermine Email Privacy

Victoria Espinel | Posted 09.29.2015 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

The average email user doesn't think a whole lot about how it is they can access their communications on a range of devices from almost anywhere on earth. They point. They click. They read. To quote the late Steve Jobs, for users, "it just works."

A 2016 Polling Primer

GVH Live | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics
GVH Live

2016 looks like the race polling was made for. Better survey methods and technology has made gathering data easier than ever, and week after week new sets are published that provide insight into the erratic race that is still very much in its pre-primary stages.

Top HIV Clinic Accidentally Reveals The Identity Of Hundreds Of Its Patients

Buzzfeed | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 09.02.2015 | World

In a major breach of personal data around 780 people who attend 56 Dean Street in central London – Europe’s busiest sexual health centre ...

What We Lose Without Education Data

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 09.21.2015 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

The infrastructure and use of data to support students has grown tremendously over the last decade. We now have tools that alert educators when students are at risk of falling off track. We have programs that identify opportunities for students, like scholarships, they may not be aware of otherwise.

Does Race Impact IVF Success Rates?

Deborah Anderson Bialis | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah Anderson Bialis

ltimately, we're left to wonder what might drive such uneven racial performance in a well-regarded clinic and whether such a disparity in outcomes is commonplace. Said differently, is this the only clinic experiencing a problem or is this the only clinic acknowledging its problem?

Measuring Networks and Relationships: A New Way to Visualize Student Learning

Paul Emerich France | Posted 08.27.2015 | Education
Paul Emerich France

Imagine a time when we do not only measure learning by the dots a student has collected, but instead can measure learning by the dots a child has connected, the strength of those connections, and the innovative creations that come as a result of those connections.

8 Surprising Reveals Found In 2015 Homeowner Search Trends

HomeAdvisor | Posted 08.27.2015 | HuffPost Home

Google Trends data, coupled with requests HomeAdvisor received for 2015, indicate that this is the top task in Wyoming. So, apparently, Wyoming homeowners needed a lot of new windows this year.

What You Lose When You Leave Your Data Unstructured

Claire Topalian | Posted 08.21.2015 | Technology
Claire Topalian

It's easy to see how disorganized information can cause chaos or frustration. Individuals and companies today deal with more information inputs than ever before, and at times this abundance of content can be distracting, overwhelming or even trigger anxiety.

Why We Need Better Data On Antibiotic Use in Food-Animal Production

Lance B. Price | Posted 08.18.2015 | Science
Lance B. Price

Studies from around the world and dating back to the 1960s have drawn links between agricultural use of antibiotics, the development and spread of drug resistance, and resulting human infections.

How to Be a Data Scientist

Apryl DeLancey | Posted 08.13.2015 | Technology
Apryl DeLancey

For my entire career I just thought that I was a statistician that was really good at finding the deep insights from data and who could write a bit of code in a few languages. Then, a few months ago I started taking some workshops at one of the hot new "trade schools" that teach code, analytics, marketing, UX and more.

5 Major Roadblocks to Successful Project Management (and How to Solve for Them)

Claire Topalian | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Claire Topalian

The list of qualities the perfect project manager absolutely must have is getting more intense every day. But you can't be expected to demonstrate consistent leadership, empathy, pragmatism, and organization if you're working with terrible tools.

Data Overload: The Growing Demand for Context and Structure

Claire Topalian | Posted 08.05.2015 | Technology
Claire Topalian

In a world inundated with information, data, and content, businesses are facing a demand to implement new, adaptive strategies to mitigate their growing mass of unorganized information.

Change Isn't the Greatest Political Challenge, Sustaining It Is

Ben Hecht | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Ben Hecht

In my mind, this is a clear and powerful articulation of the elements critical to enabling cities to deal with our society's most intractable problems by thinking outside of the box.