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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

Your usual extra pillow, Ma’am? British Airways mines passenger data

Jul 10, 2012
British Airways is getting some flak from privacy watchdogs about its new Know Me program. The company will create a little database about business class and first class passengers, including photos from Google images and information gathered during previous flights -- things like the seat or drink you prefer or if you like an extra blanket.
Posted In: British Airways, data mining

IBM's new CEO sees gold in data mining

Dec 30, 2011
Virginia Rometty takes over leadership of "Big Blue," and sees a profitable future in making sense of the growing mountain of digital data.
Posted In: IBM, data mining, analytics

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