If we are to have a societal reckoning about privacy, we need to stop talking just about Facebook and start talking about the myriad data brokers that buy and sell our digital selves every day and how we've become nothing but data for sale. Read The Full Article.
The real story is not Facebook's revelation of two billion harvested profiles – it's why it took until now to confirm, why it was ok before and whether Silicon Valley's mantra of moving fast and breaking things is the wrong mindset in a world in which the things being “broken” are people’s lives. Read The […]
With Zuckerberg’s acknowledgement this past Monday that Facebook secretly scans all of our private messages, a key unanswered question is how soon its algorithms will move from just enforcing human deletion requests towards actually deciding themselves what we are allowed to talk about. Read The Full Article.
In a world of seemingly hourly data breaches, can the transition to the cloud help businesses reimagine how they manage their data in a threatening world, transitioning businesses from patchwork networks to the very tools the cloud platforms themselves use to secure their own systems? Read The Full Article.
Looking back at how one university reacted 15 years ago to the rise of high resolution aerial imagery and a student’s Google Street View-like undergraduate thesis project, offers some insights into how society grapples with profoundly transformative new ways of seeing the world. Read The Full Article.
As Facebook deploys an ever-growing number of machine learning algorithms to process its users’ posts and private communications, from facial recognition to topic mining, do we have a right to deploy countermeasures to stop it? Read The Full Article.
Geoversiv's beautiful work of art called the "Peace Synapse" is a network visualization built using the GKG and was featured in an article today in The Guardian. See The Full Article. More About The Creation Of The Peace Synapse.
In a world in which our most intimate medical ailments are merely commodity data points to be bought and sold about us, making money for everyone but us, is the Facebook story really the most important one or should we be talking about just how many companies today "own" our digital selves? Read The Full […]
Facebook’s unblinking algorithms silently shape what we see and say without us having any right to understand the rules they quietly enforce which even its creators don't fully understand, yet its answer to every scandal is to tell its two billion users to blindly trust it – have we had enough? Read The Full Article.
Google's Sergei Sokolenko, Cloud Dataflow Product Manager, wrote this fantastic tutorial showcasing how to predict community engagement on Reddit around news coverage using TensorFlow, GDELT and Cloud Dataflow! Read The Full Post – Part 3.
The Washington Post's Philip Bump uses the Television Explorer to compare coverage of Stormy Daniels versus Hillary Clinton on the major networks. Read The Full Article.
Vox's Alvin Chang uses the Television Explorer to compare how the different networks covered the "March for Our Lives" event. Read The Full Article.
Facebook's tone deaf response to its harvesting of phone records, that it is our fault for giving it permission without understanding what we were doing, rather than that it needs to win back our trust by educating its users on what it takes from them, shows it has learned nothing at all. Read The Full […]
The sad state of frontline tech support raises the question of whether AI bots could take it all over and we could fix any problem with a few words to our smartphone, making summoning technical support as easy as asking for the latest hit song on our Alexa or Google Home. Read The Full Article.
Google’s new augmented reality platform wraps up its massive database of 100 million 3D objects and 25 million daily updates, but the real story is the evolution of cloud from infrastructure and service as a platform to data as a platform. Read The Full Article.
The GDELT Global Frontpage Graph (GFG) has generated incredible interest in just its first three weeks of existence, so in addition to publishing a first glimpse at some of the statistics you can extract from it, we've also compiled an inventory sheet derived from the March 21, 2018 noon UTC snapshot that lists every unique […]
The newest addition to the GDELT family, the GDELT 3.0 Global Frontpage Graph (GFG) has been running every hour for three weeks now, generating enough historical data for us to do our first cursory exploration of what kinds of insights we can garner from the 5.5 billion links it has recorded! The full dataset is […]
Silicon Valley is becoming increasingly enamored of the idea of using AI to proactively delete “offensive” speech before it is ever seen, but should AI control what we say in addition to what we see? Read The Full Article.
Kalev's interview with Jimmy Sengenberger's Business for Breakfast aired today about the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica story. Listen To The Interview.
Kalev's interview with Voice of America's International Edition aired today about the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica story.
Vox's Alvin Chang explores how the major networks are covering the Stormy Daniels story. Read The Full Article.
Kalev was interviewed on Sky News this morning about the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica story.
The Cambridge Analytica story misses just how much Facebook data has already been harvested by companies and academics, the number of companies that perform similar profiling and that Facebook is just one company in the vast world of data brokers that buy and sell our most intimate details. The broader series on Facebook was cited […]
Google's Sergei Sokolenko, Cloud Dataflow Product Manager, wrote this fantastic tutorial showcasing how to predict community engagement on Reddit around news coverage using TensorFlow, GDELT and Cloud Dataflow! Read The Full Post – Part 2.