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The Role of Algorithms in Data Visualization — Fell in Love with Data

It’s somewhat surprising to me to notice how little we discuss about the more technical side of data visualization. I use to say that visualization is something that “happens in your head” to emphasize the role of perception and cognition […]
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The Role of Algorithms in Data Visualization — Fell in Love with Data
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Scout | The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine

Scout | The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Scout is a community exploring the social implications of technology through reporting, science fiction, and foresight
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This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult

This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Every move you make. Every click you take. Every game you play. Every place you stay. They’ll be watching you.
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Read the Confidential David Brock Memo Outlining Plans to Attack Trump

Read the Confidential David Brock Memo Outlining Plans to Attack Trump | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
The Washington Free Beacon attended the retreat and obtained David Brock's private and confidential memorandum from the meeting.
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The Magic of Big Data - Kubrick

The Magic of Big Data - Kubrick | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
When you think of Walt Disney and Disney World, Big Data does not exactly spring to mind. What you possibly would think of is magic, fun and imagination. At the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, the company... Read More
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Leaked emails show Eric Schmidt played a crucial role in Team Hillary's election tech

Leaked emails show Eric Schmidt played a crucial role in Team Hillary's election tech | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
"I met with Eric Schmidt tonight,"  John Podesta, the longtime Hillary Clinton adviser, told campaign manager-in-waiting Robby Mook in April 2014, more than a year before Clinton announced her candidacy for president. The e-mail, stolen by Russian hackers and published by Wikileaks, details the billionaire Alphabet chairman's interest in backing Hillary Clinton's nascent presidential run: "He's ready t
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And, by the way, Clinton and Schmidt foundation exchange their CEO! http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2017/01/18/ex-clinton-foundation-ceo-to-head-eric-schmidt.html

 

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Exclusive Interview: How Jared Kushner Won Trump The White House

Exclusive Interview: How Jared Kushner Won Trump The White House | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
The secret weapon of the Trump campaign: his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who created a stealth data machine that leveraged social media and ran like a Silicon Valley startup. The inside story of the biggest upset in modern political history.
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"Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, helped design the Clinton campaign's technology system"

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No, Big Data Didn't Win the U.S. Election

No, Big Data Didn't Win the U.S. Election | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Don't believe the hype that a U.K. company deserves credit for Donald Trump's victory.
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How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next | William Davies

How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next | William Davies | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
The Long Read: The ability of statistics to accurately represent the world is declining. In its wake, a new age of big data controlled by private companies is taking over – and putting democracy in peril
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Why Big Data Isn’t Enough

Why Big Data Isn’t Enough | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it

Technology innovators should be wary of letting big data speak for itself: knowledge of the domain and causal theories are important!

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Royal Statistical Society sets up new section for data science community

Royal Statistical Society sets up new section for data science community | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
The RSS has confirmed it is to set up a Data Science section to act as the professional body representing data scientists in the UK. The RSS currently has fourteen sections and study groups that focus
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Microsoft's Azure Data Lake Service Hits General Availability -- Redmond Channel Partner

Microsoft's Azure Data Lake Service Hits General Availability -- Redmond Channel Partner | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
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Big-Data Analytics Plays Big Role in 2016 Election Campaigns

Big-Data Analytics Plays Big Role in 2016 Election Campaigns | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
GOP strategist says its analysts have about 400 data points stored for the average American voter and are querying the database constantly.
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4 Easy Steps to Structure Highly Unstructured Big Data, via Automated Indexation

4 Easy Steps to Structure Highly Unstructured Big Data, via Automated Indexation | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
You have gathered gigabytes or terabytes of unstructured text, for instance scraping the Internet, or pieces of email from your employees or users, or tweets,…
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Top 10 Facebook Groups for Big Data, Data Science, and Machine Learning

Top 10 Facebook Groups for Big Data, Data Science, and Machine Learning | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
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Le monde et le pantalon de Mark Zuckerberg.

Nous y voilà. Pas tout à fait certes mais jamais nous n'en fûmes si près. Mark Zuckerberg en campagne pour devenir le prochain président des Etats-Unis. Pour gagner du temps, voilà déjà l'affiche officielle du Facebook Digital Labor Party
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The Data That Turned the World Upside Down

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Psychologist Michal Kosinski developed a method to analyze people in minute detail based on their Facebook activity. Did a similar tool help propel Donald Trump to victory?
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Trump Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself

Trump Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it

Psychometrics and the (counter)revolution in marketing that is helping bring fascism (or whatever, BTW) to power around the world

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Memo: Google’s Eric Schmidt Working Directly With the Clinton Campaign

Memo: Google’s Eric Schmidt Working Directly With the Clinton Campaign | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Eric Schmidt, the chief executive of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is working directly with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
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Calling Bullshit in the age of big data (Syllabus with excellent links)

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Luciano Giustini's curator insight, February 3, 2:26 PM
Excellent article and course (for those interested!):
Lectures:
Introduction to bullshit
Spotting bullshit
The natural ecology of bullshit
Causality
Statistical traps
Visualization
Big data
Publication bias
Predatory publishing and scientific misconduct
The ethics of calling bullshit.
Fake news
Refuting bullshit
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Cambridge Analytica - Wikipedia

Cambridge Analytica - Wikipedia

Cambridge Analytica (CA) is a privately held company that combines data mining and data analysis with strategic communication for the electoral process. It was created in 2013 as an offshoot of its British parent company SCL Group to participate in American politics. In 2014, CA was involved in 44 U.S.

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Nous sommes tous des cobayes émotionnels - Rue89 - L'Obs

Nous sommes tous des cobayes émotionnels - Rue89 - L'Obs | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Ce que convoitent Facebook, Google et les autres, ce sont nos émotions. Bienvenue dans l’ère des « données émotionnelles » et de « l’informatique affective ».
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The path to cognitive starts here: Find your Watson in 5 quick steps - IBM Watson

The path to cognitive starts here: Find your Watson in 5 quick steps - IBM Watson | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
In the cognitive era, data and advanced analytics are fueling transformations that rival any discovery or new technology that the world has ever known. Today’s challenges have never been more complex, but too often the insights for addressing these challenges have been buried in an avalanche of data. With cognitive systems, we are now able
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Automating big-data analysis

Automating big-data analysis | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Algorithms for labeling and segmenting data could reduce the time required for big-data analysis from months to days
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360 degree or 288 View of Your Customer? Big data humility

360 degree or 288 View of Your Customer? Big data humility | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Much has been written about the power of big data collections to enable the 360 view of our customers, our business, our employees, and our processes. When our numerous disparate heterogeneous data collections are aggregated and joined in the data lake, with appropriate data tagging and data discovery tools in place (such as Apache Drill), then we can reach for that ideal: the 360 view of our domain!
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Book: Statistics for Non-Statisticians

Book: Statistics for Non-Statisticians | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Aimed at practitioners
The presentation is as non-mathematical as possible
Includes many examples of the use of statistical functions in spreadsheets
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