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Life Life Issues

What does Google know about me?

You may know that Google is tracking you, but most people don’t realize the extent of it. Luckily, there are simple steps you can take to dramatically reduce Google’s tracking. But first, what exactly are they tracking? When you search on Google, they keep your search history forever. That means they know every search you’ve ever […]

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Social Good

What Does #MeToo: Stories of Sexual Abuse, Harassment Have to Do with You?

Fighting the stigma faced by sexual violence survivors is a crucial step in forcing the change referenced by Tamblyn. The “#MeToo” hashtag shows that more and more people are ready to share their stories and change the dialogue surrounding sexual violence. But what does #MeToo: stories of sexual abuse, harassment have to do with you?

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Maker

The 8 Biggest Risks of Big Data Projects

The phenomenon of “Big Data” exacerbates the tension between potential benefits and privacy risks by upping the ante on both sides of the equation. Any project can fail for any number of reasons: bad management, poor budget management, or just a lack of relevant skills. However, big data projects bring their own specific risks.

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Maker

Playing God: Swedish Train operator uses Big Data to ‘avoid train delays that haven’t happened yet’

In a sign of things to come, a Swedish train operator is using new technology that employs big data to predict the entire commuter train system two hours into the future.

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Maker

The Ideal Home Exhibition: Live-in Quarters

The Live-in Quarters concept house and the Spaceover keyworkers prototype