Eileen McNulty
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Eileen McNulty

Eileen McNulty-Holmes is the Head of Content for Data Natives, Europe’s largest data science conference. For the past ten years, they have written, edited and strategised for companies and publications spanning tech, arts and culture. With a core focus in journalism and content, Eileen has also spoken at conferences, organised literary and art events, mentored others in journalism, and had their fiction and essays published in a range of publications. They are passionate about amplifying marginalised voices in their field (particularly those from the LGBTQ community), AI, and dressing like it’s still the ’80s

Us Attorney General Raises Concerns About Big Data In Criminal Justice
Big DataNews

US Attorney General Eric Holder spoke on Friday about the risks posed by big data in the criminal justice system. In a speech to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, he highlighted the potential of big data tools, as well as the perils- namely, that such programmes could adversely

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Poll: What Big Data Regulation Would You Like To See?
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This week, the realm of data privacy has been rife with new announcements. From OkCupid’s user experiments, to Twitter’s latest transparency reports about government intervention, to the US and EU gridlock over who has jurisdiction over Microsoft’s European data centre- it would appear data security is a hotter topic than

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Ibm Looks To Enhance Bluemix Usership With New Developer-Centric Apis For Watson
Machine LearningNewsUncategorized

IBM has now introduced a set of new cognitive services that will be available on IBM Bluemix, its cloud-based platform for mobile and web app development. Bluemix users will utilize an evolving set of APIs and content to build apps, with little effort in entry to cognitive tools, powered by

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Big Data Analysts Earning Big Money As Demand For Predictive Analytics Specialists Rises
BI & AnalyticsNews

A salary survey of predictive analytics professionals conducted by leading executive recruitment agency, Burtch Works, reports a marked climb, as more enterprises are lured by the utilities of Big Data. The subjects of the survey included analysts who work with SAS, R, SPSS and SQL and other tools such as

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Big Data Firm Claims Link Between Snowden Leaks And Altered Terrorist Communications
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Big data firm Recorded Future claims that its research proves Snowden’s revelations damaged national security, and allowed terrorists to develop countermeasures to US intelligence. Just months after Snowden leaked NSA documents, al-Qaida dramatically overhauled their online communications system. Recorded Future’s CEO and co-founder, Christopher Ahlberg, told NPR: “We saw at

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Servicesource Leverages Saleforce1 Platform - Launches App To Assist Customer Success Teams To Interact With Customers Better
BI & AnalyticsNews

ServiceSource, a recurring revenue management outfit, has released the ServiceSource Customer Success App on the Salesforce1 Platform. “Today’s customer success teams need purpose-built tools that complement their existing CRM systems so they can deliver a high-value customer experience at every touch point after the initial sale,” explains Jim Dunham, President

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Brain-To-Brain Communication Achieved For The First Time In Human History
Data ScienceNews

In a landmark scientific breakthrough, an international team of neuroscientists has been able to carry out ‘direct and non-invasive brain-to-brain transmission of information between humans,’ sitting 5000 miles apart, between India and France. Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD, director of the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation at Beth Israel Deaconess

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Us Court Trample Eu Privacy Rights, Demand Microsoft Hand Over Overseas Emails
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A US judge has ordered Microsoft to hand over overseas data back to US, in contradiction to the privacy rights of EU subsidiaries. The case focuses specifically on data stored in Microsoft’s Dublin-based data centre, but the potential ramifications are huge. If upheld, the ruling would set a precedent meaning

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Palantir Have Busy Week, Acquire Poptip And Propeller
Data ScienceNews

Palantir, a big data company whose clientele includes the US Army and several government agencies, has been busy this week. They’ve announced the purchase of two startups, Poptip and Propeller. Palantir’s exact motivations for these acquisitions remain nebulous. Tuesday saw the announcement of the Poptip acquisition. Poptip is a social

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Twitter Transparency Report Shows 46% Increase In Government Requests For User Information
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Twitter has just released the biannual transparency report, a compendium of government information requests, removal requests and copyright notices from the first half of the year. Among the most significant findings in the Twitter transparency report is a 46% increase in government requests for user information, revealing how governments are

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