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Do Big Data Results Depend On What Data We Look At?

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What 200 years of digitized books teaches us about how much the data we use drives the results we get

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Politicians Turn to Start-Ups for Grasp of ‘Gig Economy’ by KATIE BENNER

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By KATIE BENNER

Policy makers are turning to tech leaders and start-up executives to better understand the future of work and its implications for workers.

Published: October 4, 2015 at 07:00PM

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HTC terms monthly security updates as ‘unrealistic’

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Nearly a couple of months after companies like Google, Samsung, and LG said they will release monthly security updates for their Android devices, HTC has said that the company can’t promise the same as it is unrealistic.

In a tweet sent out this past weekend (see above), HTC America President Jason Mackenzie said that while the Taiwanese company will try to deliver regular updates, guaranteeing an update each month is not possible.

If you aren’t already aware, the promise from Google, Samsung, and LG came in the wake of a nasty Android vulnerability dubbed Stagefright, which affected versions 2.2 and newer of the OS. Recently, a new Stagefright vulnerability has also been discovered.

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M 4.7 – 200km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand

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DYFI? – I

Time
2015-10-05 03:52:46 UTC
2015-10-04 15:52:46 -12:00 at epicenter
Location
32.930°S 177.702°W
Depth
10.00 km (6.21 mi)

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How Social Media Is Reshaping Our Understanding Of Conflict And How It Is Blinding Us

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A look at how live tweeting of modern conflict gives us an unprecedented view of war but may only capture one side of hostilities

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The Battle Over Genome Editing Gets Science All Wrong

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The Battle Over Genome Editing Gets Science All Wrong
Nobel Prize speculation, gossip, and betting pools kick off every fall around the time Thomson Reuters releases its predictions for science’s most prestigious prize. This year, one prediction was unusual: a genome-editing tool so hyped that it even got on the cover of Wired. The tool is also mired in controversy.

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M 5.0 – Off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand

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DYFI? – I

Time
2015-10-05 01:09:38 UTC
2015-10-05 13:09:38 +12:00 at epicenter
Location
35.262°S 179.821°E
Depth
60.18 km (37.39 mi)

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