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Save the world from your desk

Monique Villa | Posted 08.02.2014 | Good News
Monique Villa

If I told you that lawyers were on the frontlines of the fight against HIV in Africa, would you believe me? And what if I told you that legal profes...

Changing the Odds

Scott Morgan | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Scott Morgan

According to the Pell Institute, first-generation college students from low-income families are nearly four times more likely than other students to leave college after the first year. Just 11 percent of low-income, first-generation college students will receive a bachelor's degree six years after starting.

Are Latinos Really Turning White?

Manuel Pastor | Posted 07.29.2014 | Latino Voices
Manuel Pastor

Writing for The New York Times, Nate Cohn recently reported that more Hispanics are identifying as white. That's interesting (and colorful), to be sure. But as I often tell my data staff, when you discover a surprising fact, you could be on to something -- but you could also just be wrong.

Who Should We Fear, Big Brother or Big Data?

Meryl Chertoff | Posted 07.29.2014 | Technology
Meryl Chertoff

There is a growing discomfort with this loss of privacy.

Big Data Meets Fantasy Football

Jason Grill | Posted 07.27.2014 | Sports
Jason Grill

Fantasy football is right around the corner. The summer months will pass and before you know it people from across the country will be joining frien...

Data Driven Marketing for Books

Fauzia Burke | Posted 05.22.2014 | Books
Fauzia Burke

When I started my book marketing career, my boss gave me this advice: "Don't use green covers. Books with green covers don't sell." There was no data behind this statement, it was just part of the collective publishing wisdom then.

Big Bang 12 -- "inunData"

Jeff Pollack | Posted 07.22.2014 | Technology
Jeff Pollack

Ken Hertz and I hosted our 12th Big Bang forum in Santa Monica on May 14th. Big Bang is about discovering and discussing compelling new ideas in media...

Communicating the Value of Data

Amanda Parker | Posted 07.19.2014 | 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.

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.