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Twitter'S Postcode Targeting Could Prove Key In The Uk General Election
Data ScienceNews

Political parties contesting for the upcoming elections in UK can now up their game with Twitter’s latest geo-targeted advertising. Postcard targeting allows for campaign targeting on a much more granular level. The geo-targeting will provide advertisers (or campaigning political parties) accessibility to specific regions, metropolitan areas and postcodes. With this

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David Cameron Wants Stringent Legislations To Monitor Internet Communications
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In the wake of the recent Paris terror attacks, UK Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to beef up internet surveillance with an aim to monitor online communications, while speaking at a campaign in Nottingham on Monday. “If I’m Prime Minister I will make sure it is a comprehensive piece

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The Interview, Data Politics And Unraveling Cyber Warfare
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Who really did it? The USA’s Federal Bureau of Investigation says it has strong evidence that it is in fact the DPRK, more commonly known worldwide as North Korea, carried out the cyber-attacks that have left Sony, its officials, actors, top executives and honestly, the world at large, reeling. Revelations

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Big DataInternet of ThingsNews

Keeping in line with UK’s recent policy to tap the growing influence of Big Data and Data Analytics, two reports that intend to define and provide further insight into Big Data and the Internet of Things in order to “propel the UK to future growth and help it stay ahead

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Google Engineering Office In Russia Is Shutting Down Amidst Growing Unrest Over Passing Of Laws That Stifle Internet Freedom
Data ScienceNews

It has come to light that Google will shut its engineering office in Russia as internet restrictions in the Putin led nation tighten around internet freedoms. “We are deeply committed to our Russian users and customers and we have a dedicated team in Russia working to support them,” a Google

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Indian Government Using Big Data To Revolutionise Democracy
Big Data

Earlier this year, India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led a decisive and shocking victory in the Indian elections. Many have speculated that the party’s pioneering use of big data and social media analytics played a decisive role in the BJP’s and Narendra Modi’s success. Now that he’s in power, it would

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Big Data Evolves Into A Formidable Driving Force Behind Us Election Campaigns
Big DataNews

The last decade has seen an evolution of sorts with regards to how election campaigns are being run in the US. Like all the other fields that Big Data has percolated into, the election machinery has seen drastic changes and adoptions being made to its primary modes of campaigning. “Progressive

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Data Improving Democracy
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Gerrymandering in the US is a serious issue. The Washington Post estimates that as a result of gerrymandering, the Democrats under-represented by about 18 seats in the House, relative to their vote share in the 2012 election. Brian Olson, a software engineer from Massachusetts, has devised a programme which works

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The First Prime Minister To Use Big Data
BI & Analytics

Since India’s Lok Sabha election results, news outlets have been debating why Congress lost so heavily to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) last Friday. Some have suggested Narendra Modi’s focus on the economy was a decisive factor in his success, while others have argued that Modi’s emphasis on infrastructure development

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Big Data Fuses With Campaigning
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A recent article highlighted how big data is being used in political campaigns in America. Instead of campaigning in neighbourhoods with homogenous content, every approach at a door, every letter and TV commercial can be tailored to fit the voter being targeted – all based on an app that provides publicly available

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