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When We Don't Own Who We Are

Karen Gifford | Posted 10.28.2014 | Technology
Karen Gifford

Ultimately, how we manage our personal identity is fundamental to how we share, how we trust each other, and ultimately how we work together. We owe it to ourselves to take responsibility for, well, who we are.

Telling Stories

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

Stories convey information in a very unique way. Plus, they're so much more interesting and engaging than facts, bar graphs or pie charts.

Time to Break the Logjam on ECPA Reform

Victoria Espinel | Posted 10.21.2014 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

Email, photos and documents we store electronically are not any less important to our personal and professional lives than the ones we keep on paper. Yet they are still held to different standards: Authorities need a warrant to search a file cabinet, but not your hard drive or email.

"Every Number Represents a Kiddo's Face"

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 10.20.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Last week I quoted a principal who said about the student achievement data in her school, "They are just numbers, but the teachers here know that every number represents a kiddo's face."

Manufacturers Struggle to Turn Data Into Insight

Techonomy | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Techonomy

Let's tone down the hype about the Industrial Internet of Things. While the concept shows promise the far more pressing opportunity is learning to make better use of the mountains of data that factories already generate each year.

Hiding in Plain Sight: Disaggregating Data to Address the Racial Divide in Education

Ben Hecht | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Ben Hecht

Changing complex education systems is no easy feat. It requires patience, humility, and a willingness to honestly and openly acknowledge "what is" in order to work towards "what could be."

Tech Justice: Social Justice Emerges From the High Tech Arena

Nadeem Mazen | Posted 10.13.2014 | Technology
Nadeem Mazen

Imagine a system with complete data security where program coordinators can proactively recruit promising students based on academic need, workforce development initiatives, or neighborhood demands.

Assessing the Pervasiveness of Sexual Assault on College Campuses: The Importance of Data

Kevin Eagan | Posted 10.13.2014 | College
Kevin Eagan

The increased media attention and new regulations raining down on institutions from local, state and federal policymakers necessitate that colleges and universities better realize the prevalence of the issue on their campuses.

Data Mining: The Consumer Becoming the Consumed

Henk Campher | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business
Henk Campher

Does it feel like someone is always watching you? Have you noticed the same ads showing up no matter where you go online? And they all try to sell you stuff that has very little to do with your actual interests?

More or Better Development Data? Yes, Please...

Morten Jerven | Posted 10.08.2014 | World
Morten Jerven

The debate on Sustainable Development Goals, which are to replace the Millennium Development Goals in 2015, is reminiscent of a Winnie-the-Pooh-approach to measuring development. Do you want your poverty measure disaggregated by region or by gender? Both, and don't bother worrying about the measurement please.

Paul Blumenthal

Crowdpac Helps Small Donors Find A Perfect Match In Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Combining a unique data set with a nonpartisan outlook, a new organization called Crowdpac hopes to break out of the pack of political c...

JPMorgan Says Data Breach Hit 76 Million Households

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.02.2014 | Business

A cyber attack at America's biggest bank this summer affected more than half of all U.S. households -- far, far more than previously estimated, and th...

Using Data to Broaden Our Students' Horizons

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 09.30.2014 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

Like all powerful tools, data can be used effectively and they can be misused. That's why we need the right policies and practices in place to ensure they're being used to encourage learning and increase achievement.

New Data: Millennials Are Better Off with Obamacare

Tom Allison | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics
Tom Allison

New U.S. Census data released last week shows that the number, and rate of young adults, who lack health insurance has fallen significantly since the Affordable Care Act became law in March 2010.

September 30: Stakeholder Call on the Launch of Data.gov/AAPI

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 09.25.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

A version of this blog was originally posted on the White House Blog on September 24, 2014. The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific...

5 Things UN Negotiators Should Do to Ensure the SDGs Are Measurable

Angel Hsu | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Angel Hsu

What can be done to ensure that countries can both measure and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular, those that apply to environmental sustainability?

For Sale: My Data

Ishani Banerji, Ph.D. | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Ishani Banerji, Ph.D.

Would I be willing to sell my online social media activity? What about my location? What about my financial information? These questions led to further questions.

Google and Apple Aren't Letting Police Into Your Phone. What Does That Mean in the Fight Against Crime?

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.23.2014 | Crime
John Roman, Ph.D.

As technology evolves, the bigger questions are worth considering, because the day when media devices "go dark" and become completely inaccessible to law enforcement may be coming.

3 Data Protection Questions to Ask at Your Child's Back to School Night

Jim Steyer | Posted 09.19.2014 | Technology
Jim Steyer

By raising some of these important questions about data privacy, you will let them know that it's an issue that is a priority for you and should be for school administrators and teachers as well.

It's Time For A Data Breach Warning Label

Adam Levin | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Data and identity-related crimes are at record levels. Consumers are in uncharted territory, which raises a question: Is it time to do for data breaches and cybersecurity what the nutritional label did for food?

Book Review: Dataclysm

Phil Simon | Posted 09.14.2014 | Books
Phil Simon

Many books have been written about Big Data, and I'm the author of two of them. While the topic is well trodden, we understand far less about what companies are actually doing with this information.

The Yoga of Data Roaming

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 09.02.2014 | Technology
Mitch Ditkoff

So there I was, living the good life in San Miguel de Allende just a few weeks ago, enjoying the slow lane, mucho tiempo, hot springs, frosty margarit...

Are You Driving Your Data? Or Is Your Data Driving You?

Steven Crandell | Posted 10.27.2014 | Technology
Steven Crandell

Leaders parade decision-making as rational and strategic because they "have the numbers" to support it. The tech revolution with its miraculous information-processing seems to support the idea of data as king.

How Deadspin Can Maximize Its Innovative Effort to Collect Police Shooting Data

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.25.2014 | Crime
John Roman, Ph.D.

In the wake of the recent deaths at police hands of Michael Brown and so many others, people have rightly called for a thorough empirical analysis of how often and under what circumstances the police shoot civilians.

New Building Construction Boosts Economy On the Big Island

Julie Ziemelis | Posted 10.22.2014 | Hawaii
Julie Ziemelis

When Oahu and Maui bounced back, Hawaii still struggled with higher unemployment and a stagnated real estate market and construction projects were put on hold for years. Things are finally changing.