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tomskaczmarek
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tomskaczmarek,
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12/2/2015 | 10:03:45 AM
Symposium on the Ethics of Big Data
Marquette University is sponsoring an inter-disciplinary symposium on the Ethics of Big Data. The event is open to all who are interested. See http://www.marquette.edu/mscs/ethics-of-big-data-symposium.shtml

If you are interested please consider our invitation or pass this information along to colleagues.
pfretty494
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11/23/2015 | 1:30:23 PM
Need for Governance
I often think the fear of the creepy uses that could leave a customer open to a security issue stand in the way of organizations pushing forward with big data initiatives. In reality, it just shines a light on the need for governance. Peter Fretty, IDG blogger for SAS
KevinPetrieTech
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11/2/2015 | 6:21:14 AM
Empowering customers with big data
Interesting article - privacy is definitely on the ropes.  There are promising signs of an emerging trend - the use of data to empower customers.  Innovative enterprises in industries such as insurance are starting to make their customers transparent, respectful offers to trade their personal information in exchange for value.  Drivers that agree to have their cars tracked will be rewarded for safe behavior with lower insurance rates.  Similarly, health insurance customers with trackable FitBit devices will get discounts for walking more steps each day.  Companies that treat individuals like savvy partners rather than unwitting prey might be more successul in coming years.

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tzubair
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10/31/2015 | 4:41:13 PM
Re: Credit-Worthy
"I bought a vehicle recently and the on the same day I got message from a retailer about the new parts available for that vehicle. I was surprised to see that."

@shamika: As per the law, any company can only send you advertisement on your text if you have given them your consent either through a signed approval or electronically. In the absence of that, it will be considered spam and the company can be held liable for spamming.
tzubair
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tzubair,
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10/31/2015 | 4:36:03 PM
Protect yourself first
"The amount of information we can find on a person from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and blog postings [is significant], and that's without leaving the office,"

I think that says a lot about how the information is leaked not by the efforts from the hackers but by the stupidity of most people. In the physical world counterpart, if you leave your door ajar, there will be people who'll peek inside and you can't really call them bad people. Same goes for the e-world - protect your own stuff before you blame others.
shamika
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shamika,
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10/30/2015 | 8:42:25 PM
Re: Credit-Worthy
It has become really difficult to be aware from retailers. I bought a vehicle recently and the on the same day I got message from a retailer about the new parts available for that vehicle. I was surprised to see that.
shamika
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shamika,
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10/30/2015 | 8:40:08 PM
Credit-Worthy
This is interesting and seems to be a good way of identifying nonpayment of card. What sort decision they take base on marital status, age. I believe they check the spending and payment habits.
shamika
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shamika,
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10/30/2015 | 8:30:16 PM
Data security
Data security has become critical issue. Therefore it is important to have necessary controls when it comes to handling data.


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