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The Big Data Backlash: News Roundup, March 31 - April 7

All big ideas face a backlash: big data is no different. This week, we’re exploring common criticisms of the use of big data.

Results from big data are usually less important than they seem, say two NYU professors. 144 more words

Security

FRINFORMSUM 4/3/2014: Senate Intel Committee to Vote on Declassifying Small Portion of Torture Report, WH Considers Releasing Spy Jonathan Pollard, and Much More.

The Senate Intelligence Committee is expected to vote today to release the 400-page executive summary of its scathing 6,300-page report on the CIA’s defunct torture program. 1,011 more words

CIA

NSA Blows Its Own Top Secret Program in Order to Propagandize

From The Intercept

By Glenn Greenwald

Over the last 40 years, the U.S. government has relied on extreme fear-mongering to demonize transparency. In sum, every time an unwanted whistleblower steps forward, we are treated to the same messaging: … 515 more words

Glenn Greenwald: NSA Blows Its Own Top Secret Program in Order to Propagandize

“The NSA engages in this fear-mongering not only publicly but also privately.”

By Glenn Greenwald  31 Mar 2014  The Intercept

Over the last 40 years, the U.S.

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