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

Posted: April 7, 2014 at 4:22 pm   /   Economics, From the Editors, Law, Politics, Security

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

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Open Government Data Fuels Private Sector Innovation: Data Jams, Hackathons and Datapaloozas

Posted: March 12, 2014 at 4:41 pm   /   Energy & Environment, Review Issues, Technology, Web Articles

What happens when you put dozens of energy specialists, technology experts and government policymakers in a room? Senior Editor Lauren Caldwell discusses open government data initiatives — including datapaloozas, data jams and hackathons — with a Department of Energy Presidential Innovation Fellow.

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Big Data and You: Weekly Round-Up

Posted: March 7, 2014 at 10:55 am   /   From the Editors, Law, Review Issues, Security

This week’s news on big data: privacy, public health, and the “scary” state of cybersecurity.

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Secretary Kerry in Asia –Looking for Love in the Wrong Places

Posted: February 26, 2014 at 4:14 pm   /   Regional, Security, Web Articles

Foreign Policy Institute executive director and SAIS Review Advisory Board member Carla Freeman discusses the future of U.S. engagement in Asia following Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Beijing, Jakarta and Seoul.

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An Interview with Yaniv Barzilai

Posted: February 21, 2014 at 9:50 am   /   Interviews, Law, Regional, Security

SAIS alumnus Yaniv Barzilai, a foreign service officer at the United States Department of State, discusses his recent book, 102 Days of War – How Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda & the Taliban Survived 2001.

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