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Is Your Data Digging Turning Up Fake News?

I was reading a description of different advanced analytics methods and I felt there was something quite wrong. I had hard time putting my finger on it. Technically the descriptions were accurate, but at a more subtle level there was...
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Steve Kornacki is restoring Democrats' faith in data, one chewed pen at a time

If you were a progressive on the morning of Nov. 9, 2016, chances are you were apoplectic about the polls — and viscerally angry at every single nerd who analyzed them. Nate Silver failed us, so the Tweetstorm went. So did The Upshot, Cook
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Facebook isn't the only one with too much of your data. Just ask Google and Amazon.

So Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal has you freaked.  The social media giant's appetite for your personal data combined with its ability to exploit it for profit regardless of societal cost has soured many on the company. But as we
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Someone Photoshopped Mark Zuckerberg as Data from 'Star Trek' and it's incredible

This week on the internet, we've collectively ripped Mark Zuckerberg as he attempts to save Facebook from public scrutiny by the U.S. government. Zuck's two-day stint testifying in front of Congress this week after the Cambridge Analytica data
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Is Facebook’s Breach a Lens to Reexamine LinkedIn?

With daily revelations about Facebook, and our data (and I use that term loosely), and the nuances of constitutes privacy on the aforementioned social network, do we ever stop and think about our relationship with LinkedIn. I’m not talking
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We'll never trust our 'friends' ever again after they sold out our Facebook data

The deed is done. You've accessed the Facebook tool and discovered that your data was harvested by Cambridge Analytica. And, it's all thanks to "a friend of yours."  SEE ALSO: This Facebook tool will tell you instantly if your data was
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Oh no, Mark Zuckerberg left his notebook unattended during his senate hearing

Mark Zuckerberg appears to have (accidentally) embraced data transparency, thanks to an open notebook and a scrum of photojournalists. The Facebook CEO testified before the senate on Tuesday regarding the Cambridge Analytica scandal that compromised
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This Facebook tool will tell you instantly if your data was harvested by Cambridge Analytica

Didn't get the notification that Facebook promised to send out informing you whether your data was harvested by Cambridge Analytica? Yeah, neither did we.  But, a new tool launched by Facebook will give you an instant answer to the question at
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How to find out if Cambridge Analytica stole your Facebook data

Did Cambridge Analytica steal your Facebook data?  You'll finally be getting an answer to the question that's been at the forefront of your mind since we first caught wind of the scandal in which users' data was being used for a political firm
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Cambridge Analytica whistleblower says Facebook data could be stored in Russia

Another day, another twist in the Cambridge Analytica saga. And like any political scandal of the past year, now Russia is involved. Facebook already upped the number of its users whose data was unknowingly used for a political data firm from 50

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