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The Rise of Big Data Brings Tremendous Possibilities and Frightening Perils

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 04.19.2014 | 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...

How to Lie With Data Visualization

Ravi Parikh | Posted 04.17.2014 | Technology
Ravi Parikh

Data visualization is one of the most important tools we have to analyze data. But it's just as easy to mislead as it is to educate using charts and graphs. Let's see how this works in practice.

Why Small Companies Need Big Data

Daniel Newman | Posted 04.17.2014 | Small Business
Daniel Newman

With so much available information, there is a tremendous opportunity for companies that can identify and isolate key pieces of information that can help them improve their business.

Gov20LA Addresses Data Security Risks

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

After the alarming gap in one of the Internet's key security methods *Heartbleed* was announced, even organizations that have taken precautions ...

Measuring the 'Value' of Higher Education

Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D. | Posted 04.15.2014 | College
Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D.

In nearly all aspects of life, we want our time and money spent well. Same is true for those in pursuit of higher education.

Survey: Is Buying Artwork Scarier Than Buying a Car?

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

Many think art -- particularly original art -- is prohibitively expensive because they hear about the multimillion-dollar auction results at Christie's or get blindsided by the number of zeros on the wall at their local galleries. As a result, they don't buy.

The Most Valuable Business Degree Doesn't Exist

Adam Grant | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

In medicine, physicians are trained to review evidence and base their practices on the latest scientific discoveries. In business schools, we have a chasm between two types of degrees.

Data-Driven Journalism And Open Government

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.08.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The collection and strategic use of data is important to every industry and sector, but when it comes to government is all of this data a double-edged...

Mapping Technologies for the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Mapping people, places, and characteristics of urban spaces is essential for understanding cities and their residents in the Global South, and data visualization is crucial for development interventions.

Obama Poll Watch -- March, 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama's job approval polling was down a bit last month, ending three months of positive news. He didn't slip back much, but the reversal does bring up a serious question: is Obama stuck in a "new normal" of job approval numbers in the low-40s range?

From Government to Googlement: How to Protect Data

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg | Posted 04.02.2014 | World
Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg

Key players in the public and private sector are now working to protect their interests in a world that is shifting from government to "Googlement"-- driven by the unprecedented ability of companies to gather, store, and evaluate vast amounts of personal data. Adding to the challenge will be unabated progress on more invasive technologies such as biometrics, household robotics, smart homes, and connected cars, coupled with widespread adoption of cloud computing.

The Search for Intelligent (Business) Life on Earth

John Bates | Posted 04.01.2014 | Technology
John Bates

Firms are working to integrate proprietary and historical data with exponentially expanding masses of valuable new and real-time data, known as big data, in order to improve the way in which they respond to outside challenges.

Information-less in the Age of Information

David Sable | Posted 03.31.2014 | Media
David Sable

No -- this isn't a sequel to Lost or a new episode of Sherlock or the next season of Homeland.

How Data Will Make Air Travel Safer

Travis Korte | Posted 03.25.2014 | Technology
Travis Korte

There are four important areas where data can be used to make air travel safer: preventing terrorism and crime, stopping mechanical failures, avoiding collisions and improving preparedness for weather-related hazards.

Listening to the Public's Concerns About Big Data

Bob Wise | Posted 03.20.2014 | Education
Bob Wise

With the advent and implementation of new technology comes the natural gathering of larger amounts of data, literally from each key stroke. Applied well, data transforms education from a standardized, one-size-fits-all approach to a true personalized learning experience for every student.

Celebrate Pi Day

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.17.2014 | Huffpost Code

In honor of everyone's favorite irrational number, Huffington Magazine's Infographic Art Editor, Troy Dunham created the image below. We recommend enj...

GOV20LA 2014 Announces More Women Than Men to Speak.

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 03.13.2014 | Business
Alan W. Silberberg

GOV20LA Announces More Women than Men to Men Speak at 2014 Conference: GOV20LA, an intimate and powerful conference brings together innovative lead...

We Need a 'Do Not Track' List

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Americans are now being tracked as they've never been tracked before. What is normal and accepted these days sounds like a tinfoil-hatted paranoiac's delusion from just a few decades ago, in fact.

The S&M Experience

Robin Korth | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

Do you remember the first time you heard the "S" (sir) word or the "M" (ma'am) word when someone was addressing you? In the timeline of maturity this event stands stark in many people's memories. The first time I got "ma'am-ed," I actually turned around to see who the person was talking to. It certainly could not have been me!

How the Digital Wave Is Changing Social Analysis to Actually Drive Influence

Olly Downs | Posted 03.05.2014 | Technology
Olly Downs

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.

Making Sense of All That Data

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 03.02.2014 | Technology
Esther Wojcicki

The course is self-paced which means you can log on anytime day or night. You will be learning the basics of data organization, the steps of the data process, how to create and use Google Fusion Tables, how to organize and create charts.

This Smartphone Is Straight Out Of James Bond

Reuters | Alwyn Scott | Posted 02.27.2014 | Technology

Boeing Co(BA.N) on Wednesday unveiled a smartphone that appears to come straight from a James Bond spy movie. In addition to encrypting calls, any ...

Unlocking the Benefits of Open Data

Ariel Smilowitz | Posted 02.25.2014 | Technology
Ariel Smilowitz

As a generation that has grown up working with computers and regularly connecting online with people around the world, young people in particular have the potential to provide a unique contribution within this space.

How to Drive Traffic to Your Website: Q&A With Ric Dragon

Fauzia Burke | Posted 04.20.2014 | Technology
Fauzia Burke

"The best tactic we've deployed to consistently increase traffic to web sites is blogging. This isn't simply about writing another blog post, it means writing really valuable and relevant content."