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Big Data in Law: Cloud Challenge, Analytics Opportunity

by Dave Einstein, NetApp, Forbes.com, October 31, 2012

The legal profession may have begun on Mount Sinai, where Moses delivered The Ten Commandments. But today, it’s heading into the cloud, where the privacy and security of big data are dramatically changing the legal landscape—especially internationally.

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A New Big Data Roadmap for Government (and Business) – Forbes


TechAmerica Foundation’s Big Data Commission released today its long-awaited report, “Demystifying Big Data: A Practical Guide to Transforming the Business of Government.” It offers a comprehensive roadmap for the use of Big Data by the Federal government and a set of policy recommendations and practical steps agencies can take to get started on Big Data initiatives.

via A New Big Data Roadmap for Government (and Business) – Forbes.


Cops’ Cellphone Tracking Can Be Even More Precise Than GPS

by Andy Greenberg, Forbes.com May 17, 2012

In the wake of a historic Supreme Court ruling that police can’t use GPS devices planted on a car to track suspects without a warrant, Congress is reconsidering the question of what kinds of location tracking constitute an invasion of privacy. And one privacy and computer security professor wants to remind them that the gadget we all carry in our pockets can track us more precisely than any device merely attached to our car–even without the use of GPS. On Thursday the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing to discuss a proposed bill to limit location tracking of electronic devices without a warrant, what it’s calling the Geolocational Privacy and Surveillance Act, or the GPS Act. …

via Reminder To Congress: Cops’ Cellphone Tracking Can Be Even More Precise Than GPS – Forbes.

The Media Map: Who’s Reading What And Where

Forbes Magazine‘s The Media Map: Who’s Reading What And Where, March 22, 2012

[Forbes] worked with Bitly and its data on millions of Web clicks to find the most influential media outlets in the country. This map shows which news sources are read and shared at above-average levels by state. …To check out this cool interactive map, visit The Media Map: Who’s Reading What And Where [Interactive] – Forbes.

Perhaps it is not a surprise that, according to this map, Wisconsinites and Minnesotans are reading The Onion. Go Badgers!!

Is Google Drone View in Our Future? US Airspace Opened for Commercial and Private Drones

English: Wasp IIII small unmanned aircraft system

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Congress Welcomes the Drones by Kashmir Hill, Forbes, February 7, 2012

The Senate passed a $63 billion bill Monday to provide four years of funding for the Federal Aviation Administration.  … The FAA is also required under the bill to provide military, commercial and privately-owned drones with expanded access to U.S. airspace currently reserved for manned aircraft by Sept. 30, 2015. That means permitting unmanned drones controlled by remote operators on the ground to fly in the same airspace as airliners, cargo planes, business jets and private aircraft. … Once the FAA changes the rules, a company such as Google for example could finally buy drones and use them for mapping purposes. …

For full text of the article, visit Congress Welcomes The Drones – Forbes. See also the summary with links on Secrecy News Blog, click here.

Managing Information Risk and Archiving Social Media | Forbes.com

by Ben Kerschberg, Forbes.com, September 28, 2011

Corporations must have a social media policy. They must be proactive with respect to those messages they allow to be disseminated, and appropriately reactive when the situation demands it, such as potential legal liability or an embarrassing public relations mishap. I had the opportunity to speak to Dean Gonsowski, Symantec e-discovery attorney, who pointed out that corporate social media policies should aim to mitigate a particular type of risk: information risk….

Creating a Culture of Innovation at the World Bank

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Rahim Kanani – The Common Good – Forbes, June 22, 2011

Social critic and technologist Steven Johnson believes that if we surround ourselves with different people who hold different views, we will have more original thoughts and because of this we will become innovative. Johnson, author of Where Good Ideas Come From, gave the keynote speech at Innovation Days, an internal World Bank event held last week at Washington, D.C. headquarters and in World Bank offices around the world. The yearly event is aimed at accelerating knowledge-sharing and learning by showcasing innovative initiatives and approaches across the institution. Johnson told staff that just a few core characteristics, at the individual and institutional level, cause innovative ideas and creative collaboration to thrive. To start, …

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Creating a Culture of Innovation at the World Bank – Rahim Kanani – The Common Good – Forbes.

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