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So You Want to Start An English-Language News Site?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.23.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Friends and acquaintances across the Middle East/North Africa region often ask for advice on matters related to journalism, media in general, ethics, and how to prepare young people for this very exciting and ever-changing field.

Communicating the Value of Data

Amanda Parker | Posted 07.01.2014 | Huffpost Code
Amanda Parker

Every business is increasingly interested in mining data and analytics to learn more about their customers in order to yield higher returns. Companies are often in competition with one another to figure out how they can collect more data and do it more efficiently than anyone else.

Does Facebook Know Your Location? Not for Long With Location Sentry's App

James Grundvig | Posted 06.23.2014 | Technology
James Grundvig

As the smartphone industry considers adding a 'kill-switch' for mobile devices to curb their theft, law enforcement officials crow that manufacturers ...

Google Apps for Education: Data Mining and the Threat to Student Privacy

Sue Scheff | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

It's free, accessible and user-friendly. It has many functionalities that schools and teachers love. But is it worth risking the privacy of students who use it as well as potentially that of their families?

Republicans Using Fake Websites to Trick Donors Is Just the Start

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Tarun Wadhwa

Not thinking anything of it he entered his financial information and hit submit. What he didn't notice was the small print at the bottom of the screen.

The Invisible World of Software Backdoors and Bounty Hunters

Pratap Chatterjee | Posted 04.08.2014 | Technology
Pratap Chatterjee

It's increasingly clear that the online world is, for both government surveillance types and corporate sellers, a new Wild West where anything goes. This is especially true when it comes to spying on you and gathering every imaginable version of your "data."

Zuckerberg's Embrace of Anonymity Marks Shift in Attitudes Toward Privacy

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 04.06.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

The king of social media is finally recognizing that privacy is not just some cultural relic to be engineered away.

In the New Economy, You Don't Buy a Product: You Are the Product

Adam Levin | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

The next time a cashier asks you for your ZIP code, email address or phone number before they swipe your card, consider what that data is worth to them -- and what it's really worth to you.

How to use data analytics effectively in federal agencies

Tom Fox | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

The federal government, like private industry, is inundated with data demands and susceptible to the hype that big data will improve productivity and ...

WATCH: Dennis Kucinich Says The NSA Should Be Abolished

The Huffington Post | Katie Burkhart | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) had some strong words for the National Security Agency last week, arguing that the federal government should abol...

Spy vs. Spy

David Sable | Posted 10.12.2013 | Media
David Sable

I just played a little free-word association and you can see where I landed: Start with secrecy -- often the excuse for spying -- and see where you end up.

Surveil the 'Surveillors'

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Daniel N. Nelson

Global information surveillance, data-mining -- call it what you want. Thus far, we have failed to apply democratic brakes to slow the inexorable expansion of corporate/state amassing of every shred of our personal information.

Data Dealer Is Disastrous

Christian Sandvig | Posted 07.15.2013 | Technology
Christian Sandvig

Finally, a video game where you get to act like a database! The new browser-based game Data Dealer has just been Kickstarter-funded . It's a single-...

How To Stop AT&T From Selling Your Data

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 07.08.2013 | Technology

Last week, telecom giant AT&T quietly updated its privacy policy with a controversial change: The company would begin selling customers' information t...

Megadata

Robert Slayton | Posted 08.25.2013 | Technology
Robert Slayton

So let's stop pulling the small fruit off the tree, and start dealing with the real mega giants of megadata. Why isn't Congress holding disclosure hearings, preparing legislation to rein in Google and Facebook, Apple and Microsoft?

Web Giants Dish On Secret Data Requests From U.S.

AP | Posted 06.15.2013 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook and Microsoft Corp. representatives said that after negotiations with national security officials their companies have been ...

Dreaming in the Digital Age: The Impact of New Database Technologies

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 08.13.2013 | Technology
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

If privacy protection is taken as the shared responsibility of both the participant and the database host, the risks don't disappear, but they shrink down to a size that makes it possible to balance them with the upside potentials.

Jason Linkins

Area Athletic Squad Judged To Have Had More Dreadful Week Than Suddenly Exposed Surveillance State

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics

Then there is the disaster happening on the field. Heading into Friday night, the Nationals were 29-30 and in third place in the National League East ...

Jason Linkins

NSA Is All Up In Ur Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

America, here's hoping you've had enough time to come to terms with the National Security Agency scooping up all of your metadata pertaining to all of...

When Good Sites Sell Out, Who Loses?

Robert Scheer | Posted 07.20.2013 | Technology
Robert Scheer

Shredding privacy is the essence of Tumblr's appeal to Yahoo, and even though it has said it will retain the social networking site's founders in key positions, one way or another that very personal data will be mined and inevitably fall into what users will discover to be the wrong hands.

Bombing, Sovereignty, Globalization and Now the NSA

Edward Goldberg | Posted 08.13.2013 | World
Edward Goldberg

Congress has just spent an agonizing several weeks debating background checks for gun purchasers and whether such checks would violate the second amendment. Yet at the moment there is no law to stop foreigners from electronically sending bomb-making instructions into the United States.

Lebanese Journalists Trained to Cover/Uncover Corruption

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.21.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's a very ambitious plan that will require a gargantuan effort on journalists' part given the stakes involved, as members of parliament and ministers are not obliged to divest themselves of business interests.

Making Big Data Small (and Accessible): Interview With SiSense CEO Amit Bendov

James Grundvig | Posted 06.18.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

Two weeks after the GigaOm Conference on Structure Data in New York, Gerstein Fisher held its annual Real Talk series. The subject of the investment management firm's lecture followed GigaOm's footsteps, as if by design.

Matt Sledge

CIA Doesn't Report Data Mining

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Despite the CIA chief technology officer's stunning claim last month that "we fundamentally try to collect everything and hang on to it fo...

Gerry Smith

ATF Seeks 'Massive' Database For Faster Investigations

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.08.2013 | Technology

The federal agency tasked with regulating firearms wants a new weapon in its investigative arsenal: Big Data. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firea...