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Nate Silver

Analysis: Why It’s So Hard To Understand 2016 With Numbers Alone

The problem with a data-driven approach is, when it comes to primaries, the fundamentals are not nearly as well understood or as predictive as they are in general elections.

September 15, 2015
Cybersecurity, Michael McCaul, Immunity, Infrastructure, Internet, Data, Devin Nunes, NCCIC, Homeland Security

A Cybersecurity Turf War At Home And Abroad

Two bills make their way through Congress, contradicting one another, as each seeks to dictate the federal government’s access to data from private companies.

April 28, 2015
Health, Food, Yelp, Social Media, Restaurant Reviews, Food Outbreaks, Data, National News

Cities Turn To Social Media To Police Restaurants

Your Yelp reviews will now be used by health officials to target violators and track food poising outbreaks.

March 24, 2015
Health, Apple, ResearchKit, Data, Collection, Privacy, Smartphones, Health Care

Apple’s ResearchKit Could Be Boon For Medical Research, But There Are Concerns

Apple unveils ResearchKit, which will collect participant’s data to analyze their health.

March 18, 2015

The Internet Of Every Damn Thing

How connected do you really want to be?

January 29, 2015

High-Tech Effort Calls Up Smartphones For Ebola Battle

Connectivity may be the key in West Africa’s fight against Ebola.

November 18, 2014

Nobody Counts Police Killings In The U.S.

How can we reform law enforcement without any data?

November 12, 2014

August’s Weak Job Growth Appears To Be Anomaly, Economists say

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times The disappointing 142,000 net new jobs added to the economy in August — the second straight month of slower growth — appears to be an anomaly and is not reason to panic that the recovery is faltering once again, economists said. Although the Labor Department figures released Friday were […]

September 5, 2014

Snowden Says He Left Clues About Data He Stole But NSA Missed Them

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times Fugitive whistle-blower Edward Snowden said in a magazine interview published Wednesday that he is sure his former employers at the National Security Agency are tracking his communications while in exile in Russia. In a lengthy interview with Wired magazine, the 31-year-old former NSA contractor wanted on U.S. charges […]

August 14, 2014

U.S. Study Finds Benefits, Risks Of Mass Data Collection

By Kathleen Hennessey and Robert Faturechi, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A new White House report on mass collection of data concludes it is “saving lives” but calls for more privacy safeguards to secure personal information from being leaked, shared without permission or used to discriminate. The report, issued Thursday, is the result of a three-month […]

May 2, 2014