• BRAVE NEW WORLD: Dating apps tracking your Internet behavior, overnight locations; Ins companies track your fast food habits

    March 23rd, 2018 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , ,
    BRAVE NEW WORLD: Dating apps tracking your Internet behavior, overnight locations; Ins companies track your fast food habits

    Pretty scary, huh: Imagine a hyper-connected world where dating applications build 800-page profiles or your Internet behavior and taste in love interests, or track your one night stands based on the overnight location of your cell phone. Or, what if health insurance companies gathered information […]

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    Progress on Open Data Stalls in State of California; Data Stays Locked Up in Jail

    February 17th, 2014 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
    Progress on Open Data Stalls in State of California; Data Stays Locked Up in Jail

    It’s hard not to read this story and weep because it epitomizes what is so wrong about many state government agencies’ modus operandi when it comes to keeping valuable data, data that could even save lives, “locked up in jail”, as we used to call […]

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    Big Data Takes Center Stage In Sacramento This Month

    January 15th, 2014 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , ,
    Big Data Takes Center Stage In Sacramento This Month

    Big Data events are scheduled for Jan 21-23 in Sacramento reports Techwire. Should be interesting. The greatest barrier to date in big data related initiatives, especially in the State of California, has been a cultural one, i.e., government program and IT leaderships’ reluctance toward transparency, avoiding […]

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    Food Stamp Fraud: Another Big Data and Analytics Opportunity

    September 19th, 2013 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , ,
    Food Stamp Fraud: Another Big Data and Analytics Opportunity

    An opportunity for California to do better… For more than two years, officials in Washington have pressured top officials at the California Department of Social Services to improve fraud reduction efforts, according to letters obtained by The Sacramento Bee through a Freedom of Information Act […]

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    USAJOBS – Obama Administration’s IT “Insourcing” Problem; Plus Veterans Job Bank Outsourced; and Transparency or Lack thereof

    November 11th, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , ,
    USAJOBS – Obama Administration’s IT “Insourcing” Problem; Plus Veterans Job Bank Outsourced; and Transparency or Lack thereof

    The reports continue to lambast the Administration’s ill-fated effort to bring in house its previously highly applauded federal job posting website: “The Obama administration was heavily criticized when its federal job posting website, USAJOBS 3.0, crashed upon launch. After all, the administration is all about […]

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