Open Data: Why the U.S. Needs Federal Legislation to Unlock the Secret Dealings of Shell Companies
Policy and Governance
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Policy and Governance
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Open Data: Why the U.S. Needs Federal Legislation to Unlock the Secret Dealings of Shell Companies

Joshua New - July 23, 2015

In the United States, shell corporations are safe havens for criminal activity. They have no significant assets of their own and serve mainly to carry out business…

EU Regulators Misunderstand Big Data
Policy and Governance
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Policy and Governance
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EU Regulators Misunderstand Big Data

Joshua New - July 17, 2015

Some European Union regulators reportedly are concerned that major Internet companies such as Google and Facebook gain an unfair competitive advantage from the detailed consumer data they hold, since…

Policy and Governance
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The Internet of Ordinary Things Is Still Extraordinary

Joshua New - July 9, 2015

Hospitals that detect earthquakes and inform administrators if they need to evacuate patients. Cars that assess and report the severity of crashes automatically to emergency responders so…

The Internet of Things Could Stop Our Waterways from Dying
Uncategorized
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Uncategorized
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The Internet of Things Could Stop Our Waterways from Dying

Joshua New - July 8, 2015

When high concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorous build up in waterways, as a result ofpolluting activities like over-fertilizing crops and burning fossil fuels, there can be devastating effects…

A Lot of Private-Sector Data Is Also Used for Public Good
Policy and Governance
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Policy and Governance
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A Lot of Private-Sector Data Is Also Used for Public Good

Joshua New - April 3, 2015

The unprecedented collection of data by the private sector has been a boon for the average citizen, but government restrictions could have a chilling effect. The unprecedented…

Healthcare Insurance Regs Must Keep Up with Tech Advances
Hardware
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Hardware
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Healthcare Insurance Regs Must Keep Up with Tech Advances

Joshua New - November 26, 2014

Apple announced a partnership with Humana in late September to let consumers share their Apple HealthKit data with the Humana Vitality app in order to receive financial…

Will Obama Be the Last Open Data President?
Culture/Leadership
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Culture/Leadership
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Will Obama Be the Last Open Data President?

Joshua New - November 17, 2014

From President Obama’s first day in office, he has established himself as the first open data president. From President Obama’s first day in office, he has established…

It’s Time to Get Serious About Using Sensitive Data to Save Lives
Analytics
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Analytics
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It’s Time to Get Serious About Using Sensitive Data to Save Lives

Joshua New - November 13, 2014

Recently, some media outlets reported that Facebook is exploring the development of online support groups for its users suffering from various medical conditions, similar to popular support sites likePatientsLikeMe.…

Big Data
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All Businesses Stand to Benefit from Big Data

Joshua New - November 6, 2014

Last week the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted leaders in data innovation to discuss how data is changing the way businesses operate. Last week the U.S.…