Big Data is sexy, and this sexiness can create a kind of irrational desire to run after the first big idea. Data may be neutral but human ambition is not.
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Trading data in the dark for third parties' profit -- without cutting us into the value created in the Big Data mash-up. That's a very expensive lunch indeed.
From understanding how connections are formed to evaluating how they how they impact our daily lives, the science community has had a long-standing enthrallment with social analysis.
In this environment, enter universities that are designing degrees, creating knowledge, framing debates, and developing solutions about pressing issues (before, during, and after they become problems). Take cyber security.
More than 700,000 fans are expected to attend the matches at the USTA's Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, making the US Open the most-attended, single sports event in the world.
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