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  • Open Humans Network

    Open Humans Network is launching soon. Led by Jason Bobe and Madeleine Ball of PersonalGenomes.org, OHN attempts to break down health data silos through an online portal that will connect participants willing to share data about themselves publicly with researchers who are interested in using that public data and contributing their analyses and insight to […] More

  • Getting Value From Your Data Scientists

    “Simply hiring expensive data scientists isn’t enough. To create real business value with data scientists, top management must learn how to manage them effectively.” In September 2014, Jeanne G. Harris (coauthor of Analytics at Work, Harvard Business Press, 2010) and Vijay Mehrotra (Professor of Business Analytics and Information Systems at the University of San Francisco) […] More

  • The Emerging Science of Human-Data Interaction (HDI)

    MIT Technology Review recently published a paper on an emerging discipline called “Human-Data Interaction (HDI). A nascent field of study, this paper can provide individuals and organizations a solid introductory framework to motivate discussion and action around the relationship between people and data. Summarizing the full paper, MIT comments: “The rapidly evolving ecosystems associated with […] More

  • Ethics and Values in Cloud Computing Architecture

    Cloud computing and data center infrastructure providers are realizing more and more what Dion Hinchcliffe pointed out to me months ago during an interview for Ethics of Big Data. Namely that the physical manifestation and configuration of their architecture can be viewed as a direct, real-world expression of their organizational values. What does this mean […] More

  • Identity and Reputation in the Age of Big Data

    Editor’s note: The following was written by Kord Davis from a post originally at KordIndex. Kord is the author of a forthcoming book on Ethics of Big Data.  – bg The Hypothes.is Reputation Workshop is exploring some great topics on how identity and reputation are being influenced by big data. Identity and reputation are two of […] More

  • Data Ownership, Identity and IP Addresses

    Editor’s note: The following was written by Kord Davis from a post originally at KordIndex. Kord is the author of a forthcoming book on Ethics of Big Data.  – bg New York Judge Gary Brown recently found that an IP-address is not sufficient evidence to identify copyright infringers. While this legal finding was focused on copyright issues, it could have […] More

  • How Big Data Exposes Your Values

    Editor’s note: The following was written by Kord Davis from a post originally at KordIndex. Kord is the author of a forthcoming book on Ethics of Big Data.  – bg At AT&T Labs in Florham Park, New Jersey, big data is being used to analyze the traffic and movement patterns of people through data generated by their mobile phones to […] More

  • Do You Have 76 Days to Spare?

    Editor’s note: The following was written by Kord Davis from a post originally at KordIndex. Kord is the author of a forthcoming book on Ethics of Big Data.  – bg Alexis Madrigal reporting on research conducted at Carnegie Mellon in The Atlantic finds that reading all of the privacy policies we encounter would take 76 work days a year. And […] More