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Big Data's Surprising Uses: From Lady Gaga To CIA

As big data analytics rapidly become mainstream, the technology shows promise in many unexpected places. Check out who's tapping into big data.
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While Hollywood movies portray shadowy government agencies as having unlimited technology, data and experts, things may be more routine in real life. For instance, apparently even the Central Intelligence Agency is searching for data scientists. "All of CIA's directorates -- the National Clandestine Service and the Directorates of Intelligence, Support and Science and Technology -- are looking for curious, creative individuals interested in serving their country through the field of data science," reads the job posting on CIA.gov.

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