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Who's Sneaking Around Your Business Network Undetected?

Nir Polak | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business
Nir Polak

Malware has become the big bad wolf in cybersecurity circles, and businesses around the globe are quickly buying up the latest detection technologies to protect their IT networks. But that's not enough.

Environmental Visualizations That Have Changed Our World

Angel Hsu | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Angel Hsu

The visualizations described below -- and presented in the infographic -- signify striking environmental data presentations and images that have left, and continue to leave, an indelible mark on our planet.

Cyberphysical Democracy: Online Platforms and Offline Action

Camille Crittenden | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
Camille Crittenden

Even as we celebrate and recognize the advantages of online tools for organizing and promoting civic dialogue, we must find ways to recognize the unique advantages of cyber and physical systems, and bring them closer together for promoting democratic values.

The Future of Energy in Turkey

David Kroodsma | Posted 07.14.2014 | Green
David Kroodsma

What does the future look like? Will emissions keep climbing? How can a country like Turkey keep increasing the wealth of its citizens, yet also cut greenhouse gases?

Learning: A Continual Quantum Leap > Of Change

Scott MacFarland | Posted 07.12.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

As a career long content producer and marketer, I feel my professional journey has been full of change.

Obama Poll Watch -- April 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama has gained back all the ground he had lost and then some (well, "and then a little bit more" would be more accurate...). He still hasn't quite made it back to where his poll numbers were before the Obamacare website rollout, but if the trendlines continue in May, he is at least within reach of this goal for the first time since October.

Protecting Student Privacy Comes First

Jim Steyer | Posted 07.01.2014 | Technology
Jim Steyer

Educational software is big business. But these companies are not just competing in an $8 billion marketplace. They are being trusted with information about our children, and should be held to the highest standards to ensure our children's privacy and safety.

The White House Wants A National Identity Ecosystem: A Bad Idea

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 06.30.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, CTO Ziklag Systems Not wanting to be left out of the massive government surveillance business, the White House is p...

The Hole in Microsoft Explorer is Bigger Than You Think

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 06.29.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, CTO Ziklag Systems Microsoft has now acknowledged that its Internet Explorer Browsers are vulnerable to target...

Here's How 'Big Data' Can Really Hurt The Poor

AP | By EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 06.26.2014 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House review of how the government and private sector use large sets of data has found that such information could be used...

What Do Professors Do All Day?

Lisa Wade | Posted 06.25.2014 | College
Lisa Wade

These charts break down the proportion of time they spend on different activities more clearly.

The Rise of Big Data Brings Tremendous Possibilities and Frightening Perils

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 06.19.2014 | 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 06.17.2014 | 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 06.16.2014 | 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 06.15.2014 | 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 06.15.2014 | 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 06.14.2014 | 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 06.09.2014 | 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 06.08.2014 | 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 06.07.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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 06.01.2014 | 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 05.31.2014 | Media
David Sable

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