How Big Data Enables Economic Harm to Low-Income Consumers

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Emerging big data platforms are playing a central role in increasing economic inequality and harming low-income sectors of the population, argues researcher Nathan Newman in public comments (link to FTC workshop page) submitted for a Federal Trade Commission workshop being held today on Big Data:...

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3D printing’s impact on retail – today and in the future

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Like the Internet did with bits, 3D printing is revolutionising the economy with atoms. As with the internet in 1980s, there are those who are cautiously optimistic about the technology and how much mainstream acceptance it will get and those who think it is the...

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The “Cloud” explained in English

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Obviously everyone talks about cloud but what exactly is cloud and how does this translate into a solution for a business. The first thing to realise is that cloud consists of many different solutions. Cloud is one of those ugly words like IT, it covers...

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The Tweaker – The New Yorker

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By Malcolm Gladwell Not long after Steve Jobs got married, in 1991, he moved with his wife to a nineteen-thirties, Cotswolds-style house in old Palo Alto. Jobs always found it difficult to furnish the places where he lived. His previous house had only a mattress,...

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Is It Possible to Control Cancer Without Killing It?

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For almost thirty years, William Kuhens worked on Staten Island as a basketball referee for the Catholic Youth Organization and other amateur leagues. At seventy, he was physically fit, taking part in twenty games a month. But in July of 2013 he began to lose...

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Finally, An Ending to an Enduring 9/11 Photo Mystery

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It wasn’t her photo. She wasn’t even the one who had found it, but when a friend gave Elizabeth Stringer Keefe the photo of a wedding party that she had found at Ground Zero on September 11, 2001, Keefe knew she needed to return it...

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10 People Who Were Erased From History

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Throughout time, man has attempted to keep an accurate historical record of the events that came before them. Originating in oral history, passed down through generations, and eventually recorded as written texts, these stories have been cherished for centuries as the only connection to a...

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