Mar 29, 2018

03/29/2018: Data, data everywhere and no one stopped to think

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... about who controls it or where it all goes. OK, that's not great poetry, but it is a pretty good business model. Even Facebook couldn't get enough. The embattled company was getting consumer data from outside brokers until this…

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Critics fear EPA changes will give big industry more sway over science

Mar 29, 2018
Under the new policy, academic study authors will have to share their raw data, leaving it vulnerable to distortion, some worry.
“Data needs to be transparent and objective for the American people to consume,” says Scott Pruitt, Environmental Protection Agency administrator. Above, Pruitt answers questions at a White House briefing in June.
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How are sports fines set?

Mar 29, 2018
And does fining players actually work?
Fans cheer during the sixth inning between the Baltimore Orioles and St. Louis Cardinals at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 30, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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… about who controls it or where it all goes. OK, that’s not great poetry, but it is a pretty good business model. Even Facebook couldn’t get enough. The embattled company was getting consumer data from outside brokers until this week, when it announced it won’t let advertisers use them. We’ll kick off today’s show by explaining the world of data brokers, along with the latest news from the latest White House Infrastructure Week. Plus: It’s opening day for Major League Baseball, so we’re looking at fines in sports. Sometimes they’re peanuts, sometimes not so much. Who decides?

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Stella Here We Go Magic
Hideout - Disco Despair Remix Parcels, Disco Despair