Shruti Singhal

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Five ways to stop the NSA from spying on you

If recent reports are to be believed, the National Security Agency has broad powers to capture private information about Americans. They know who we're calling, they have access to our Gmail messages and AOL Instant Messenger chats, and it's a safe bet that they have other interception capabilities …

Spy America and Its Willing Victims

The latest exposure of the Obama administration's cavalier violation of Americans' civil liberties underscores the audacious challenge that confronts us. That audacity is matched by our leaders' pattern of deceit and dishonesty. The nation has been repeatedly lied to by high officials who do not …

Big data has to show that it’s not like Big Brother

Sales of George Orwell’s <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i> have risen since Edward Snowden revealed how the National Security Agency of the US gains access to …

Increase Strength by Integrating Yoga: 10 Essential Postures for Strength Athletes

Before diving into the ways in which yoga will increase your performance, let me first lay out a few guiding principles in how to approach yoga …

Meet the Editor: Manage Your Magazines on the Web

Inside Flipboard / May 9, 2013<p>The “Flip It” button gets a major new expansion today: the Flipboard Editor, which gives all Flipboard curators …

The Beginning of Big Data

<i>by Rachel Z. Arndt</i><p>Some years ago an engineer at Google told me why Google wasn’t collecting information linked to people’s names. It’s not just about …

Can Big Data Cure Your Churn Rate?

<i>The following guest post is by Dane Atkinson, founder and CEO of SumAll, a data connection service that visualizes and analyzes information</i>.<p>From smartphones and e-mail to social media sites, today’s consumers have a variety of communication channels available to them anytime, and anywhere.<p>In fact, …

The Content Brief: Big Data, Big Strategy [WATCH]

Between social networks, search, online shopping, mobile and other connected devices, the consumer portion of the 2.5 quintillion bytes of data generated each day is tantalizing to businesses looking for an edge on their competition.<p>It can also be intimidating, which is likely why only 12 percent …

Making Sense (Not Just Cents) From Big Data

They are watching you. Every time you swipe your card at your local gas station they are watching you. Every time you buy a book from Amazon.com they are watching you. Every time you send a message from your computer keyboard, they are watching you. Every time you walk down a busy street, your …

Critics of big data have overlooked the speed factor

Critics of big data are picking holes in its validity as a concept, but there is a problem with their arguments around data volume - it is speed, not …

The future of propaganda: A Q&A with Sean Gourley about big data and the “war of ideas”

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Getty Images<p>In 2009, Sean Gourley, an Oxford-trained physicist, gave a TED talk called “The Mathematics of War.” …

Big Data and the hospitality, travel and tourism industry

In a position paper, the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals shows how vital it is for the travel industry to effectively manage the millions …

A Very Short History Of Data Science

The story of how data scientists became sexy is mostly the story of the coupling of the mature discipline of statistics with a very young one–computer science. The term “Data Science” has emerged only recently to specifically designate a new profession that is expected to make sense of the vast …

Big Data and Deep Learning: Big Deals or Big Delusions?

Big Data and Deep Learning are two major trends that will impact and influence the future direction and potential of innovation in the United States.<p>From the deluge of information on both trends over the past year, it would appear that they may be key drivers for the future growth of the American …

How can big data be used for social good?

Big data is everywhere these days. As the tools for making sense of big data become widely – and more expertly – applied, and types of data available …

What Big Data Means For Big Cities

Sometimes the most powerful and transformative technologies emerge by accident, an unintended consequence of other developments. When this happens, the scope and power of the new technology can't be fully appreciated until after we have embedded it in our culture.<p>Big Data is all that and much, much …

Using Big Data To Target The Right Consumers With The Right Offers

Should every visitor to your website be treated the same? Should each customer see the exact same offers, options, products and pages?<p>The more forward-thinking online marketers recognize that “personalizing” each customer’s experience on their site can make a dramatic difference in ultimate sales, …

3 Ways Big Data is Changing Fashion

Numbers are becoming as valuable an ally as mentors or critics are to fashion designers. One<p>Numbers are becoming as valuable an ally as mentors or critics are to fashion designers.<p>One example of a successful, crowdsourced set of opinions is fashion startup Go Try it On. The appeal of shopping at …

Speaking of Big Data…by Michael Keller Wikibon, a professional community solving technology and business problems through an open-source sharing of knowledge, has published an interesting infographic...

<b>Speaking of Big Data…</b><p>Wikibon, a professional community solving technology and business problems through an open-source sharing of knowledge, has …

Pew European stereotypes list.

Pew tells us all about European public opinion, including this funny table of stereotypes in which we see that Germany has developed a terrible …

Why Is Europe So Messed Up? An Illuminating History

The big news of the past week had nothing to do with the I.R.S. or Benghazi. It was the confirmation that, while the American economy continues to recover from the disastrous financial bust of 2008 and 2009, Europe remains mired in a seemingly endless slump.<p>On this side of the pond, the …

Big data at work: 12 stories about reinvention

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock Images<p>Big data has become something of a buzzword. Everybody talks about it, but its impact can be elusive. …

The Power Of Data Exhaust

Scott Brown had a question about the number of parked domains he was hearing about: Do the domain providers have an email reply set up? What he found has led to the launch of Bounce.io, a five-month company that harvests 20 to 30 million bounced emails per day in what is amounting to an advertising …

If you’re disappointed with big data, you’re not paying attention

Advertisement<p>20 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / alri<p>There has been a backlash lately against big data. From O’Reilly Media to the New Yorker, from …

No hiding place

IN AMERICA alone, people spent $170 billion on “direct marketing”—junk mail of both the physical and electronic varieties—last year. Yet of those who …

Flipboard for Journalists

Inside Flipboard / June 5, 2013<p>“Flipboard For You” is our bi-weekly series highlighting how different groups of people can make the most out of …

8 Amusing Love Making Positions You've Never Thought Of

We're all familiar with 'doggy style' but how about turtle, earthworm or slug style? Sound ridiculous? Well here's some hilarious animated GIFs to …