Category Archives: Big Data

The Day the Dinosaurs Died

By Douglas Preston in the New Yorker Magazine – A young paleontologist may have discovered a record of the most significant event in the history of life on Earth. If, on a certain evening about sixty-­six million years ago, you … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, civilization, Climate, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Reading in the Age of Constant Distraction

By Mairead Small Staid in The Paris Review – In the last twenty-five years, Amazon has gorged on late capitalism’s values of ease and cheapness, threatening to monopolize not only the book world, but the world-world. In the face of … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, civilization, Reading, Thought-Provoking Analysis

White Voters Without A Degree Remained Staunchly Republican In 2018

By Nathaniel Rakich and Julia Wolfe of FiveThirtyEight – Since the election, we’ve made it our mission to uncover the variables that best explain why things shook out the way they did. We’ve already shown you the strong correlation between partisanship and U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, Candidates, Congress, Demographics, Elections, FiveThirtyEight, Gender, House of Representatives, income, Millennials, Pew Research, Political parties, Racism, Religion, Republicans, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States, Women

The quiet threat inside ‘internet of things’ devices

By Charles T. Harry of The Conversation, republished in The Next Web – As Americans increasingly buy and install smart devices in their homes, all those cheap interconnected devices create new security problems for individuals and society as a whole. … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, Botnets, Internet of Things, Technology, Thought-Provoking Analysis

The Internet Is A Privacy Disaster. But We Still Don’t Know How To Talk About It

By Charlie Warzel of BuzzFeed News – We know our data has been left vulnerable, or sold, or misused. But do we really understand what that means for our safety and security online — and when it actually matters? Continue … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, Cyber security, Internet, Privacy, Ransomware, Thought-Provoking Analysis