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The Takeaway

Big Data Analysis Reveals a Grumpy Supreme Court

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

An analysis of over 25,000 Supreme Court opinions show a less friendly and more venomous court. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Ignore Big Data at Your Own Peril

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

New York Times tech reporter Steve Lohr talks about the rise of Big Data, and how the explosive abundance of this digital asset is creating a new world of opportunity and challenge.

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The Takeaway

The New High-Tech Political Tools Every Voter Should Know About

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The brains behind the 2014 and 2016 elections are hard at work figuring out how best to harness the latest and greatest technology to help their candidates win. So what high-tech tools can you expect to be targeted with?

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The Takeaway

Should We Have the 'Right to Be Forgotten' Online?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Europe's highest court is giving a little bit more power back to the people. On Tuesday, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg ruled that in some cases, Google must grant users a so-called "right to be forgotten."

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The Takeaway

Businesses Rate Consumers. What's Your Score?

Friday, May 09, 2014

Most consumers are familiar with the opportunities to review businesses, but New Tech City's Manoush Zomorodi was surprised to find herself on the other side of the equation when she was reviewed as a customer.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What to Actually Worry About When it Comes to Your Privacy

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Can two 'experts at the internet' agree on what is scary out there on the web and what isn't?

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New Tech City

To Clear Out Your Inbox, You Need More Power

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

We used to be swimming in data. Now we're drowning in it. So, how can we stay afloat? By fighting tech with tech. 

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New Tech City

The Reason Why Internet Servers (Hopefully) Won't Destroy the Earth

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Search — not storage — is the biggest conundrum for big data. 

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New Tech City

What If We Deleted Everything?

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

The message service Snapchat is booming because 'snaps' disappear after just a few seconds. Should we embrace ephemerality in more of our online lives? This week New Tech City explores whether it's time to ditch auto-save and replace it with auto-delete. 

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Studio 360

Big Data and Culturomics

Friday, August 09, 2013

Big Data — and how we use it — is changing the way we understand our culture and history.  Research scientists Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean Baptiste Michel teamed up with Google to create the (highly addictive) Ngram Viewer: it sifts through millions of digitized books and charts the ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Privacy and Big Data

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Emily Steel, the Financial Times' Media and Marketing correspondent, discusses Big Data and the corporate competition to accumulate information about consumers. She looks at new data analytics products and services in today's industry, the future of data broker laws and regulations, and what privacy advocates are doing.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Head of the NSA; FISA Courts; Lionel Shriver's Big Brother; Big Data

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

On today’s show: Wired magazine’s James Bamford fills us in on General Keith Alexander, the four-star general who leads the National Security Agency. We’ll look at the FISA courts and the efforts to make their rulings public. Ed Hardy on building a billion-dollar brand out of his love of tattoos. Lionel Shriver talks about her latest novel, Big Brother. Plus, we’ll find out how corporations are competing to get as much information as they can about their consumers.  

New Tech City

New Columbia Institute to Tackle Big Data

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

As data sets grow larger and more complex in the digital age, Columbia University is forming an institute to train the next generation of technologists — a group you might call "big data crunchers."

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New Tech City

New Tech City: Tech Studies at NYC Universities

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Three New York universities are launching new tech-based programs designed to study, analyze and find solutions to real-world problems. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Big Data Revolution

Friday, May 24, 2013

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger explores big data and how it will affect the economy, science, and society at large. “Big data” refers to our increasing ability to crunch vast collections of information, analyze it instantly, and draw sometimes profoundly surprising conclusions from it. Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think shows how this emerging science can translate data—from the price of airline tickets to the text of millions of books—into searchable forms, and lead to breakthroughs.

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New Tech City

New Tech City: Visualizing Big Data

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The Reality Deck at Stony Brook University was created to help those working in STEM fields visualize big data — data sets so large and complex that a simple computer monitor cannot do them justice. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Knowing What Companies Know About You

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The data-brokering company Acxiom, which tracks the online behaviors of nearly 700 million people, has announced a new service that will reveal to people what the company knows about them. Financial Times reporter Emily Steel talks about online data tracking, and whether individuals have a right to know what data companies know about them.

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The Takeaway

Tracking Employees to Boost Productivity

Monday, March 18, 2013

What if the daily routines of your workplace were subject to being monitored by your employer? That might soon be the case. More and more companies are looking to tracking devices to learn about employee behavioral patterns in the hopes of boosting productivity.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, People in the Amazon, the Rise of Big Data

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor talks about the history of the high court and her place in it. Mark Plotkin discusses the isolated tribes that still live deep in the Amazon forest, with little or no contact with the outside world. Elizabeth Graver talks about her latest novel, The End of the Point. And we’ll look at big data and how it will affect our economy, scientific discovery, and revolutionize our daily lives.

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Big Data Revolution

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger explores the hottest trend in technology—big data—and how it will affect the economy, science, and society at large. “Big data” refers to our burgeoning ability to crunch vast collections of information, analyze it instantly, and draw sometimes profoundly surprising conclusions from it. Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think shows how this emerging science can translate myriad phenomena—from the price of airline tickets to the text of millions of books—into searchable form, and uses our increasing computing power to reach epiphanies that we never could have seen before.

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