The Google memo controversy could tear up the implicit social contract we’ve all accepted with the big technology companies to whom we entrust our data.
A new book by math expert Cathy O’Neil, ‘Weapons of Math Destruction,’ discusses the social and economic problems created relying too much on algorithms.
A federal student unit-record system would enable the government to collect personally identifiable information on college students and link that data to lifelong workforce data.
Keith Law’s new book ‘Smart Baseball’ proves to be an indispensable (and math-free!) guide for fans seeking to understand moneyball and the blizzard of new statistics that are reshaping America’s national pastime.
The problem is not whether the proposed Internet privacy rules were good for consumers, but that they would be easily circumvented with the shell game of corporate subsidiaries.
Meet the industry that conjures life and often causes death yet argues, with a straight face, for ‘professional self-regulation.’
President Obama’s team has added meat to his My Brother’s Keeper initiative. Here’s a deprecatory ode.
Like Isaac Asimov’s Hari Seldon, people continue to foolishly fantasize that iWatches, apps, and big data will end the instability of freedom.
When companies collect Big Data on customers, government will view those databases as an irresistible temptation to further its will to control society.
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