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Is Facebook Taking Big Data Analytics Too Far?

May 2, 2013 by Bernard Marr

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Facebook has massive data analytics capabilities and it has a lot of data - big data. It has our personal details, our likes, our updates, our pictures and videos. However, my big question here is: are they overstepping the mark by exploiting this (even very personal) data?[read more]

Why Big Data Privacy Will Be Self-Regulating

April 27, 2013 by Mark van Rijmenam

Technological progress has always led to heated debates about the threats a new technology would pose for society and humanity. Entering the era of big data, the fear is loss of privacy. There are three different parties we can look at in taking care of that: Governments, Organisations and Consumers.[read more]

Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think

March 19, 2013 by Gil Press

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Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier are authors of the just-published book Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think. It is an excellent introduction for general audiences to what has become a topic of conversation everywhere.[read more]

Big Data Ethics: 4 Principles to Follow

March 13, 2013 by Mark van Rijmenam

It would be great if countries got together and came up with a broad-based, global set of privacy and ethical big data guidelines. But it will be a difficult and long process. Therefore, it might be easier to ‘crowd-source’ a set of big data privacy guidelines. Here's a start.[read more]

Data Quality: Opinions and Impressions Matter the Most

October 18, 2012 by Venkata Bodapati

It is easy to imagine scenarios where a single bad master data record can disturb a well related high quality data asset. Bad perceptions and negative user opinions can drastically reduce the effective usage of even the most reliable and well integrated data assets.[read more]

A Fool and Their Data are Soon Parted

October 8, 2012 by Domenico Tassone

...the other and much bigger shoe dropped as Google announced their new free Tag Manager. With this latest development, it seemed like a good time to talk about the foolish handling of digital customer data, which may as well be money.[read more]


Protecting Public Data

September 13, 2012 by Meta S. Brown

Public data, the data that government makes available to the public, is at risk. Wait a minute, what about all those great Open Data initiatives you’ve heard about? Isn’t government sharing more data than ever? Well, no.[read more]

TechAmerica Foundation Announces Leadership for “Big Data” Commission

June 1, 2012 by Bob Gourley

The foundation arm of TechAmerica, which is the group focused on studies and assessments and educational outreach, has established a Big Data Commission. This group is closely aligned with the current public sector task force, and will result in more strategic inputs to the federal community. In my opinion this is a very positive development.[read more]

Big Data and Cloud Computing Demand a Cognitive Shift

February 10, 2012 by Amanda Mork

Big data, cloud computing and social media aren't just changing your IT department, rather its forcing a cognitive shift in the way people think about people.[read more]

Leveraging Social Media with Text Analytics

January 19, 2012 by Tom Anderson

Text Analytics News: What are the primary ways in which you leverage Social Media for your clients? Pastor (American Airlines): American Airlines and our loyalty program, AAdvantage, have both Twitter accounts and Facebook pages to communicate with customers. Twitter is our first line of problem identification and is quickly becoming a...[read more]

On the Government, Data, Cooperation, Crisis, and Opportunity

December 19, 2011 by MIKE20 Governance Association

"Now, hold your fire here. No one is suggesting that justifiably sensitive medical and military information be made publicly available. I can think of a score of reasons not to do so. But shouldn’t government agencies dealing with essentially the same population (while admittedly at different points) at least attempt to play nice?"[read more]

The Elders of the Internet Have A Message for the U.S. Congress

December 16, 2011 by Bob Gourley

The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) was founded in 1990 as a donor funded non-profit with a focus on fighting for internet freedoms. They frequently bring those fights to the courts by bringing lawsuits against large corporations and the government. They also work to provide information to inform legislators and the public at large...[read more]

A Call to Free Up Public Data

October 28, 2011 by Brett Stupakevich

"Although summer has been over for quite some time, people from all over the world went to camp in Warsaw, Poland last week. But it wasn’t just any camp—it was the Open Government Data Camp 2011."[read more]

How to Secure Federal Data in the Cloud

October 12, 2011 by Brett Stupakevich

"Yesterday we discussed how predictive analytics and big data will be critical components of the 2012 bid for the White House. Today we will continue with the U.S. government theme. The security of data that resides in the cloud continues to be a volatile topic, both in the public and private sector."[read more]

Department of State’s Consular Systems and Technology: A Track Record of Innovation

October 7, 2011 by Alex Olesker

The Office of Consular Systems and Technology (CST) leads the State Department‘s IT efforts.  This is an amazing organization that has been delivering high quality, high throughput systems and solutions for years. This group really is our first line of defense against threat actors so we should all be thankful the team here performs...[read more]