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Can Ocean Health Be Saved Through Underwater Apps?

Brett Greene | Posted 11.25.2014 | Denver
Brett Greene

On the last EcoWatch report card our oceans received a "D" grade. This grade is based on factors including pollution, overfishing and the impacts of climate change, biodiversity, carbon storage, coastal protection, clean waters, natural products, coastal livelihoods, economies, tourism and recreation.

A Brief History of Databases

http://vvvnt.com/ | Stephen Fortune | Posted 03.10.2014 | Huffpost Code

Databases are mundane, the epitome of the everyday in digital society. Despite the enthusiasm and curiosity that such a ubiquitous and important item ...

Why Counting is Hard for Computers

Leif Walsh | Posted 02.12.2014 | Huffpost Code
Leif Walsh

It's counterintuitive, but in modern databases, it turns out that counting is one of the most difficult things to do. When you match that with the expectation that it's simple, counting can cause a lot of headaches.

A Matter of Sanity

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.20.2013 | Crime
Mark Rubinstein

I believe that in the interest of the greater good would be federal legislation mandating anyone with certain psychiatric diagnoses (Paranoid Schizophrenia, certain types of dementia, and other psychotic disorders) be entered into a federal database, prohibiting them from gun ownership.

Learning From Europe's 'Right to Be Forgotten'

Eugene K. Chow | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Eugene K. Chow

As the United States debates the precarious state of privacy rights in light of the NSA's domestic surveillance programs, American law could benefit from the underlying principle of the "right to be forgotten" -- dignity.

Why Companies Should Love Their Data -- Unequivocally

Paul Vallée | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
Paul Vallée

Every day, news stories illustrate data's capacity to either damage or empower organizations. Data's yin and yang.

The Decade of Data: President Obama's Reelection Campaign Analytics

James Grundvig | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
James Grundvig

In 2007, who could have predicted the data tsunami of today? Not when Skype was in beta, Apple's store for its then-new product iPhone wasn't open for business yet, and Google hadn't acquired the Android mobile platform.

Databases: Creating a New Digital Divide

Eugene K. Chow | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Eugene K. Chow

In this Age of Enlightenment, as a society, we pray before the alter of "objective" data -- and nothing is more impartial, accurate, and trusted than data. Yet, horror stories abound of individuals getting lost in a Kafka-esque world of bureaucracy simply because of an erroneous keystroke.

A Biometric Tower of Babel

Shelly Yachimovich | Posted 03.11.2012 | Technology
Shelly Yachimovich

The unrestricted flow of information over the Internet and social networks provides an opportunity to one of mankind's most glorious times. If we don't protect the public, this could easily become a mean of chaos, repression and dominance.

A Sneak Preview of CPSC's Publically Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database

Inez Moore Tenenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Inez Moore Tenenbaum

We are grateful for the interest in our new consumer database, and we look forward to our continued partnership to keep children and families safe.

Could Eating a Twinkie While Watching TV Keep You From Qualifying for Life Insurance?

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rob Kall

With the costs for qualifying blood tests soaring past $100, life insurers are starting to look to consumer data to evaluate potential life insurance ...

A Candid Conversation With Outsell's David Curle

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

From what I gathered during our interview, the law firm industry is making a fundamental shift. They are modernizing the shop, using social media to engage communities and demonstrate their legal expertise.

Your Data Rules the World

Scott Yara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Scott Yara

Knowledge is power, and we know more than any previous generation could even conceive. We're moving into a world of infinite information. The challenge we face is turning all that information into wisdom.

Why Wolfram Alpha Flopped

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Schwartz

Let's be blunt: Wolfram Alpha is terrible because Stephen Wolfram doesn't respect and fear data.

Online Assistance Arrives to Combat Voting Hurdles, Glitches and Dirty Tricks

Sarah Granger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah Granger

Twitter users are encouraged to report any voting problems with the hashtag #votereport now through Election Day. Specific problems should be sent to @866ourvote along with #EP followed by the state in question, like #EPFL for Florida.