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Our readers' worries and hopes about student data

Sep 19, 2014
Here's part of our Twitter chat about #studentdata from earlier this week.
Posted In: student data, data mining, quantified student

A day in the life of a data mined kid

Sep 15, 2014
Millions of pieces of data are being collected on students everyday. How safe is it?
Posted In: student data, data mining, quantified student

Bringing a smarter approach to American healthcare

Jul 9, 2014
Why "Big Data" may help hospitals deliver better care outcomes.
Posted In: big data, healthcare, data mining

Stacey Vanek Smith, this is your data profile

Sep 5, 2013
Reporter Stacey Vanek Smith delves into the world of data mining and comes face to face with her data profile.
Posted In: data mining, marketing, Retail

Congress takes up NSA's data mining allowance

Jul 24, 2013
The House of Representatives votes on an amendment to take away money from the NSA today. It's part of the $500 billion defense spending bill and it's got the tech industry up in arms.
Posted In: nsa, data mining, big data, Congress

Text vs. phone data: Which is more valuable to the government?

Jun 7, 2013
Government tracking of Verizon telephone records raises the question of just how valuable phone information really is. Would it be more useful to track text message records?
Posted In: Verizon, text messages, cell phones, data mining

Businesses like Verizon know more about you than you think

Jun 6, 2013
The NSA order for Verizon's customer data highlights how much the private sector knows about their customers, and the restrictions on how they use it.
Posted In: data mining, Verizon, Patriot Act, surveillance, personal security, Tech

How is the government going to find anything in the Verizon phone data?

Jun 6, 2013
Verizon is reportedly handing the National Security Agency data on every customer's calls. So how does the government go about finding needles on the digital haystack?
Posted In: Verizon, data mining, cell phones, terrorism, security

A health datapalooza: Washington and private health care's quest to mine health data

Jun 3, 2013
For two days, nearly 2,000 data geeks, entrepreneurs, federal bureaucrats and medical folks will descend on Washington, D.C., hoping to help solve the nation’s health care crisis through algorithms and spreadsheets.
Posted In: health care, big data, data mining

In Kenya, increasing interest in data mining

Feb 27, 2013
The growth of Kenya's increasingly-affluent middle class has brought a consumer explosion. Now there's mounting international interest in mining that data to improve businesses' profitability.
Posted In: data mining, Africa, Kenya

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