A Hacker Manifesto
"A double is haunting the world--the double of abstraction, the virtual reality of information, programming or poetry, math or music, curves or colorings upon which the fortunes of states and armies, companies and communities now depend. The
Awesome Public Datasets
awesome-public-datasets - An awesome list of high-quality open datasets in public domains (on-going).
RSK is the first open-source smart contract platform with a 2-way peg to Bitcoin that also rewards the Bitcoin miners via merge-mining, allowing them to actively participate in the Smart Contract revolution. RSK goal is to add value and functionality to the Bitcoin ecosystem by enabling smart-contracts, near instant payments and higher-scalability.
Learn Solidity, a new language for smart contracts: Create a tradeable digital token that can be used as a currency, a representation of an asset, a virtual share, a proof of membership or anything at all. These tokens use a standard coin API, so your contract will be automatically compatible with any wallet, other contract or exchange also using this standard.
Dell CEO: Get ready for the 'data economy'
No matter who you are and what you do, you're in the technology business now. That was the message from Michael Dell, founder, chairman and CEO of technology company Dell Inc. speaking Tuesday to members of the Detroit Economic Club, meeting at Cobo Hall.
In China, Your Credit Score Is Now Affected By Your Political Opinions
China just introduced a universal credit score, where everybody is measured as a number between 350 and 950. But this credit score isn't just affected by how well you manage credit - it also reflects how well your political opinions are in line with Chinese official opinions, and whether your friends' are, too.
Scientists create million-year data storage with DNA
The stone tablets of ancient civilizations have survived to this day, but your electronic tablet won't make it more than a few years. It makes you wonder what's going to happen to all our data in the distant future.
Would You Trade Your Data for a Chocolate Chip Cookie?
Transacting data at DataCafe. All images courtesy of the artists (Henry Lam, Sophia Callahan, Chris Fussner, and Noah Emrich) What would you trade your personal data for? A discounted insurance policy? Access to Facebook? A chocolate chip cookie?
When it comes to personal data, we are increasingly seeing evidence that consumer confidence in organisations is low. Recent research published by the Royal Statistical Society finds that only 4-7% of respondents asked said they had a high level of trust in media, internet, telco and insurance companies.
Georg Polzer: Designing the data economy
Georg Polzer is co-founder of Teralytics, a fast-growing data analytics company with offices in Zurich, Singapore and New York. He holds a Master Degree in Computer Science from ETH Zurich. Teralytics is on a mission to unlock the full potential of the world's data to make human life more fulfilling.
Published: 1 October 2008 Browse the paper below or download the pdf. The purpose of checking data quality and accreditation processes is to audit data outputs against clear, pre-defined criteria. It allows organisations to demonstrate that they are meeting and maintaining quality standards and allows data to be shared between different institutions with the assurance of consistency.
Target's New Secure Credit Cards, What's Your Stolen Data Worth?
Target Converts to Credit Cards with PINs, Not Just Signatures, for Security Reasons Two years after its catastrophic data breach, Target has become the first major credit card issuer to convert to cards that contain a PIN. The decision comes as the FBI is saying that credit and debit cards that [...]
Big data is worth nothing without big science
Editors' note: This is a guest column. See Alex Yoder's bio below. We are living in "the age of big data," according to The World Economic Forum. Renowned futurist Ray Kurzweil agrees. I do too.
Two views of the internet information explosion offer starkly contrasted visions of the future
Jaron Lanier is a digital visionary with a difference. As the New Yorker once put it, he is a technology expert who dislikes what technology has become. He is a go-to person for those worried about the internet. His latest book, Who Owns the Future?, describes the assault on the middle classes by the Siren Servers.
Big Data Commerce vs. Big Data Science
There's a world of other examples. I could mention the whole world of malware viruses. These are people fighting back against software developers. Sites that rely on reviews often have fake reviews. In fact, you can for a low cost buy fake reviews for your product on commerce sites that rely on reviews.
Trace fossils, also called ichnofossils (sg. ; Greek: ιχνος ikhnos "trace, track"), are geological records of biological activity. Trace fossils may be impressions made on the substrate by an organism: for example, burrows, borings ( bioerosion), urolites (erosion caused by evacuation of liquid wastes), footprints and feeding marks, and root cavities.
Science Isn't Broken: It's just a hell of a lot harder than we give it credit for
If you follow the headlines, your confidence in science may have taken a hit lately. Scientific journals? Not exactly a badge of legitimacy, given that the International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology recently accepted for publication a paper titled "Get Me Off Your Fucking Mailing List," whose text was nothing more than those seven words, repeated over and over for 10 pages .
Your Browsing Behavior for a Big Mac: Economics of Personal Information Online
Startup Datacoup Will Pay You $8 a Month If Your Feed It Data from Facebook, Twitter, and Your Credit Card
A startup called Datacoup is far from the only tech company hoping to get rich by selling insights mined from your personal data. But it may be the only one offering to give you money for that information.
Knowledge is power, data is money
Print this page Email article The big data technology revolution is allowing companies to realise the full potential of their data, which has now made it a commercial imperative. This has led to huge industry demand for data scientists - the people working behind the scenes, manipulating, analysing and communicating data to solve previously unsolvable problems, offering business intelligence that has a huge impact on the bottom line.