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U.S. Senate to consider long overdue reforms on electronic privacy

The silver lining in the role of cloud-based email in the CIA Director's resignation is a renewed focus on digital privacy.

In 2010, electronic privacy needed digital due process. In 2012, it’s worth defending your vanishing rights online. This week, there’s an important issue before Washington that affects everyone who sends email, stores files in Dropbox or sends private messages on social media. In January, O’Reilly Media went dark in opposition to anti-piracy bills. Personally, I believe our…
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Strata Week: Crowdsourcing and gaming spur a scientific breakthrough

Strata Week: Crowdsourcing and gaming spur a scientific breakthrough

Fold.it users make a scientific breakthrough, Twitter open sources real-time processing tool, Google faces a senate hearing.

In this week's data news: Fold.it gamers help with HIV research, Twitter eyes data analytics, and Google testifies before the Senate.

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