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The S&M Experience

Robin Korth | Posted 05.12.2014 | 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 05.05.2014 | 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 05.02.2014 | 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 04.27.2014 | 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."

Who Gets the Rewards for Your Membership?

David Sable | Posted 04.19.2014 | Media
David Sable

How much are you willing to pay; commit: sacrifice; pledge; leverage; or give up to participate with a select group that by definition or at least by connotation are exclusive....in other words membership.

New White House Cybersecurity Framework and DATA Act: Good Intentions, But Still Fall Short

Christina Gagnier | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Christina Gagnier

While cybersecurity and privacy are certainly "shared challenges" as the government itself has not taken the appropriate steps to rectify its own privacy violations, the government must take leadership in creating enforceable measures for the private sector and other organizations that will prevent the casual manner in which many companies still treat data.

Don't Just Give Teachers Data, Support Their Ability to Use It

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 04.08.2014 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

In promoting this transformation, we must be clear about what data are and are not. Data are not the end of the conversation, or even a teachers' primary tool.

Cybersecurity Industry Interview With Marsh's Matt McCabe: Part Three

Brian E. Finch | Posted 04.06.2014 | Technology
Brian E. Finch

As we kick off 2014, I am starting the New Year with an interview series, which will provide an overview of the cybersecurity industry. In the final p...

A Forward-Looking Trade Agenda for the Digital Economy

Victoria Espinel | Posted 04.01.2014 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

With major trade negotiations now underway in the Atlantic and Pacific -- plus separate multilateral talks progressing on services and IT products -- we have a historic opportunity to enact such an agenda and drive long-term growth in the digital economy.

Five Ways Our Lives Could Change Drastically In The Next 5 Years

Dario Gil, PhD | Posted 03.31.2014 | Technology
Dario Gil, PhD

In five years, things will undoubtedly be very different. Our scientific and technical communities are making significant advances in the fields of artificial intelligence, natural language processing and highly interactive systems.

Do We Need to Kill Our Heroes?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I am, of course, still a child of love and privilege. But I have at least this claim against naiveté: I have looked into the eyes of someone ready, willing, and eager to kill me. I have at least this notion of what's out there.

On Faith and Data

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I have clung to the conviction that truth is often immediately furtive, but relentless and ultimately indomitable. Seekers of truth are patient of necessity, obliged to be disciples of time. So far, I have kept the faith that eventually enough data would rally us to common understanding and common cause.

Pssst... Your Car Is Spying On You

Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Turns out NSA officials aren't the only ones spying on us: Ford is, too. Ford's Jim Farley, who happens to be a cousin of the late comedian Chris ...

Reality Enters the Political Conversation

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The dawning of the new year may usher in a seismic shift for at least two subjects in the political arena, because for the first time both proponents and opponents will be forced to frame their arguments based on actual, verifiable reality rather than just wildly overblown hopes or fears.

Fail Forward Fast: Get Over Being Right and Get On With Getting On With It

Edward Muzio | Posted 03.09.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

I'd like for you to get over the idea that you should be making correct decisions. If that sounds like a dumb thing to say, consider this: When you...

Prioritizing Student Data Privacy in the Cloud and Beyond

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 03.09.2014 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

All of us in education must do more to make sure that we are transparent -- especially with parents -- about what data are collected, who has access to them, how they are used and what efforts are undertaken to protect privacy and keep the data secure.

Men And Women Have Nothing In Common When It Comes To Cars

Gregory Fink | Posted 12.31.2013 | Business

We’re not saying that Lamborghini, McLaren and Ferrari owners are men trying to compensate for something, but according to research conducted by Edm...

Inviting Startups to the Privacy Regulation Party

Christina Gagnier | Posted 03.02.2014 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

If we have learned anything from past attempts to regulate areas where the technology innovation is moving quickly (copyright), not talking to small businesses and startup operators will eliminate a critical voice in the conversation of how such regulation would be practically implemented.

Inside 2013's Health Care Trends (And Why They Matter)

Oliver Kharraz, M.D. | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Oliver Kharraz, M.D.

Health care is perhaps the most important service we consume. Our lives literally depend on it, every day. But how much do we really know about our own relationship with the health care system?

War Clouds

James Moore | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
James Moore

Now there is another trend that investors are chasing, and it goes beyond the cloud. Convergence of storage, networking, and processing, and operating them at great speed and functionality using software out of one server box has become a growth business for some companies.

Improving Data Collection on Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 02.17.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

The lack of reliable health data for this population has made it difficult to assess their health status and health care utilization. However, the available data for this population indicate that it experiences significant health disparities when compared to other groups.

Race for Data Feeds the Sports Analytics Revolution

Mitch Goldich | Posted 02.16.2014 | Sports
Mitch Goldich

Almost every stat was, at some point, new. Stats are now a part of the mainstream conversation, not relegated to the deep corners of the Internet. That data gives us a better idea -- and more groups are racing to collect it.

The Secret Behind Rent the Runway's Success

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Why didn't someone come up with this idea before? Guys have rented tuxedos for years. Now women can rent designer evening gowns.