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

Nathan Newman | Posted 03.27.2015 | 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 03.24.2015 | 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.

Protecting Flash Drive Data Is a Priority, Not an Option

Michael L. Berman | Posted 03.19.2015 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

There are a few flash drive manufacturers that thought about that for us and have provided us with safer, more secure ways of transporting our files.

Pi and Science, Sense and Cake

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

When the beverage industry, for instance, helpfully points out that no long-term, randomized trial has specifically implicated their sugary concoction in epidemic childhood obesity, we might consider that no such trial has ever implicated any given snowflake in an avalanche fatality, either. Perhaps avalanches are actually innocuous.

University of Oregon, Confidentiality and Confidence Lost

Kristy Crabtree | Posted 03.13.2015 | College
Kristy Crabtree

Should students feel safe on campus? Should they access supportive services on campus if there is a need? Should they feel confident in seeking those services that their information will be protected and confidential? Presumably the University would answer 'yes' to those questions, but their actions show the contrary.

Environment and Gender Index Data Reveal Women's Rights Make a Difference

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

To really "make it happen" this IWD, we invite you to join us in ensuring that data reflects the full picture -- that women are counted, and that women's leadership is championed, all toward a more sustainable, equitable and peaceful world.

"The Exceptional CMO": How Data Will Liberate Marketing Beyond Business As Usual

Julie Ginches | Posted 03.04.2015 | Technology
Julie Ginches

Over the weekend, I had a chat with my long-time colleague and marketing innovator Giovanni Rodriguez, who is in the middle stages of developing a new framework for helping to redesign marketing departments.

Teachers and Parents Need to Support Their Kids' Learning

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 03.02.2015 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

Every teacher and school leader needs the training, the tools, the time, and the trust to be able to use data to help students--and to help their parents better support their students learning. I have been fortunate to be part of a school that values and uses information. Doesn't every parent deserve that opportunity? I think so.

Why I Love Data

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 02.27.2015 | Impact
Richard C. Harwood

So, by all means, let's use data, let's set goals, and let's figure out what works. And at the same time, let's also re-commit ourselves to be discerning in how we pursue this path.

Who's Making Money in the Hotel Industry

John Rampton | Posted 02.26.2015 | Business
John Rampton

If there are more hotel rooms being booked, then that means more laundry to do, food to be made and accountants/bookkeepers to handle all of these transactions -- such as paying vendors and employees.

Women in Business Q&A: Julie Yoo, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Kyruus

Laura Dunn | Posted 02.22.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Julie Yoo is a Co-Founder of Kyruus and serves as the company's Chief Product Officer. She was previously the VP of Clinical Product Strategy at Generation Health, where she oversaw the development of the company's clinical programs and data analytics platform.

These Gorgeous Maps Show The World's Great Cities From A Local's POV

HuffPost Japan | Talia Lavin | Posted 02.19.2015 | Arts

Everyone knows that tourists tend to take a lot of photos—especially in cities that attract a lot of them. Any New Yorker will gripe about the selfi...

The Importance of Understanding Metadata in Modern Society

Rajat Bhageria | Posted 02.17.2015 | Technology
Rajat Bhageria

Data is the fundamental basis for our lives today. Future generations will able to look back at all our data -- via sources like Twitter, Facebook -- and paint an accurate picture us. And yet, the vast majority of us simply don't understand how data works.

Under Armour's Purchase Of MyFinessPal: What Happened To My Data?

Julie Ask | Posted 02.16.2015 | Technology
Julie Ask

Most of us tend not to have especially deep loyalties to these myriad tools, so we might have three fitness apps on our device, collecting significantly similar data, but each with different data visualizations or other features that make them unique.

Going Against the Flow: Kaustav Mitra, Global VP of SAP Startup Focus

Charu Sharma | Posted 02.09.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Kaustav Mitra is an avid student of entrepreneurship and its role in the creation of new ecosystems and economies.

Could Your Fitbit Steps Be Art?

Kerri Allen | Posted 02.09.2015 | Arts
Kerri Allen

In the Kennedy era, the concept of "wearable technology" that would capture your every motion and wink of sleep was the stuff of science fiction. But for conceptual artist On Kawara (1933-2014), logging everyday minutiae became his life's work and legacy.

Truth and Trust Under Siege: Do We Care?

Harlan Loeb | Posted 02.09.2015 | Media
Harlan Loeb

NBC's escalating crisis surrounding respected news anchor Brian Williams' fabrication of details about his reporting from Iraq in 2003. The deal Twitter just struck with Google to make tweets more searchable online. These two events should open a new referendum on the relationship between truth and trust in the information we digest daily.

Using Health Know-How to Build Healthier Communities

Alina Tugend | Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Alina Tugend

In the world of community development, the fact that ZIP code often trumps genetic code in determining a person's overall health has become convention...

The Myth of the CMO's Super-Short Shelf Life

Julie Ginches | Posted 01.28.2015 | Business
Julie Ginches

With the recent advances in data management platform (DMP) technology, the new standard for marketing is the complete view of the customer across all screens. It's been promised since the dawn of digital, but it is in fact now coming true.

A Data Driven Approach To Washington

Alex Wirth | Posted 03.27.2015 | Impact
Alex Wirth

For the past year, my roommate Jonathan Marks and I, with the help of a team of Harvard, MIT, and George Washington University undergraduates have bee...

Your Sherpa to All Things Disruption - James McQuivey

Ondi Timoner | Posted 03.14.2015 | Technology
Ondi Timoner

If you're looking to follow someone who has their fingerprint on the leading edge of disruption, look no further than James McQuivey. He is VP & Principal Analyst at Forrester Research.

Dana Liebelson

Obama Asks Congress For Stricter Laws On Data Hacking And Privacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, President Barack Obama urged Congress to pass new measures to protect Americans online, including requiring U.S. companies to...

f in 2014 Content Was King, Where Will 2015 Take Us?

Lucy Cooper | Posted 03.09.2015 | Media
Lucy Cooper

Readers of this blog will be aware of the macro trends we see as we move into 2015; mobile first, identified and measurable distribution channels and the need to change behaviors both internally and externally in order to execute.

Obama Poll Watch -- December, 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Barack Obama's job approval polling numbers, at times, seem to follow seasonal trends. He usually loses ground in the summer, particularly in August. In winter, however, he usually gains ground. This year Obama seems likely to repeat this pattern, if December's numbers are any indication.

Digital Marketing Will Define Social Media in 2015

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 02.28.2015 | Business
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

In 2014, we identified more questions than answers about the value of social media relationships. Let's hope this is the year that SEO thinking, reasonable data privacy expectations, and clear data and methods move us forward.