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Coming to Grips with COVID-19’s Data Quality Challenges

Apr 21, 2020 |

The COVID-19 pandemic is generating enormous amounts of data. Large amounts of data about infection rates, hospital admissions, and deaths per 100,000 are available with just a few button clicks. Read more…

Congress Opens Floodgates with Data Law

Jan 3, 2019 |

If, as many now suspect, open source is becoming less open, there was a bit of good news for open-source advocates at the end of 2018 when Congress approved legislation ensuring that unclassified government data remains free and available to all. Read more…

‘Unlinkable Data Challenge’ Opens with $50k Grand Prize

May 2, 2018 |

Think you have a clever way to unlock big public data for analysis without compromising citizens’ privacy? Then the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) would like to hear from you for its “Unlinkable Data Challenge,” Read more…

‘Social Physics’ Harnesses Big Data to Predict Human Behavior

May 21, 2014 |

A widely respected big data guru is positing the notion that the explosion of personal data being generated by sensors and other networked devices is creating a kind of “social physics” Read more… Claims to Demystify Data; Receives Round

Mar 5, 2013 | says that they have sanitized and curated over 100,000 streams of publicly available data and have reportedly been granted $1.1 million dollars in venture equity seed money to take their big data project to the next level. Read more…