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A Chat with the White House’s First Chief Data Scientist

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by Angela Guess Amrita Jayakumar recently wrote for the Washington Post, “DJ Patil, who was named the nation’s first chief data scientist last month, shares credit for coining the term “data science.” He is the latest Silicon Valley transplant to join the Obama administration, working under former Google executive Megan Smith, the White House’s chief…

TED Founder Isn’t a Fan of White House Big Data Policies

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by Angela Guess Timothy J. Seppala of Engadget reports, “Richard Saul Wurman isn’t a fan of President Barack Obama’s push for data.gov, an online repository for big data. ‘That’s just politicians talking,’ the 79-year-old TED (technology, entertainment, design) conference founder told me. ‘I think there will be a pushback saying, ‘We don’t understand all this f*cking data.” The way Wurman…

Big Data Not to Be Feared, But Caution is Warranted

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by Angela Guess The Editorial Board of The Washington Post reports, “Americans should not fear a future of big data, in which vast amounts of information about people’s homes, habits and health, among other things, can be collected, stored, accessed and analyzed. But they should be cautious. That much is clear from a recent White House report…

White House Reveals Findings of Big Data & Privacy Working Group

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by Angela Guess John Podesta recently wrote on the White House blog, “In January, President Obama asked me to lead a wide-ranging review of ‘big data’ and privacy—to explore how these technologies are changing our economy, our government, and our society, and to consider their implications for our personal privacy… Over the course of 90 days, we met…

The Big Data Conundrum in the White House

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by Angela Guess Erin Chabrow of Bank Info Security recently wrote, “The Obama administration is in the midst of a four-week effort to get the public to chime in on policies the federal government could develop regarding the privacy and security of big data. In January, while addressing new limits placed on intelligence agencies in collecting telephone…

The Intersection of Big Data, Privacy, and Government

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by Angela Guess Elena Malykhina of Information Week reports, “White House counselor John Podesta is leading a 90-day government study that explores the intersection of big data and privacy. According to Podesta, now is the time to take a closer look at big data analytics and other comprehensive data-mining techniques that could shape future policies. ‘The…

White House Co-hosting Big Data and Privacy Workshop at MIT

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by Angela Guess The MIT Technology Review reports, “As part of President Barack Obama’s call for a review of privacy issues in the context of increased digital information, MIT and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will cohost a daylong workshop on big data and privacy March 3 at MIT. The event, ‘Big Data and…

The White House on Big Data and Privacy

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by Angela Guess John Podesta of the White House blog wrote yesterday, “Last Friday, the President spoke to the American people, and the international community, about how to keep us safe from terrorism in a changing world while upholding America’s commitment to liberty and privacy that our values and Constitution require. Our national security challenges are real,…

The White House Unveils New Big Data Projects

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by Angela Guess Patience Wait of Information Week reports, “The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and Networking and Information Technology R&D program (NITRD) on Tuesday introduced a slew of new big-data collaboration projects aimed at stimulating private-sector interest in federal data. The initiatives, announced at the White House-sponsored ‘Data to Knowledge…