Hack’em If You Can — U.S. Air Force launches Bug Bounty Program

With the growing number of data breaches and cyber attacks, a significant number of companies and organizations have started Bug Bounty programs for encouraging hackers and bug hunters to find and responsibly report vulnerabilities in their services and get rewarded. Now, following the success of the “Hack” initiatives, the United States DoD has announced the launch of …
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How You Battle the “Data Wheel of Death” in Growth

It is estimated that greater than ⅔ of data efforts at companies fail. This is trouble because data plays a key horizontal role in the growth process and mindset. Without good data, it’s not possible to run a legitimate experimentation cycle. Here are 4 reasons why well-meaning data efforts fail so often, and what you can do about it …
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State regulators sue OCC over fintech charter

the Conference of State Bank Supervisors had sued the Comptroller’s Office over its fintech charter proposal. In its complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia the organization, which represents state banking regulators, seeks to stop OCC from granting any fintech charters. The lawsuit continues a decades-long pattern of legal tension between …
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The FCC Wants to Eliminate Net Neutrality Protections

In 2015, following years of dedicated activism, Team Internet scored a crucial victory: clear, enforceable protections for net neutrality. The new head of the FCC wants to take away those protections and allow broadband providers like Comcast and AT&T to become permanent Internet gatekeepers. The good news is …
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What Happens When Google Turns Artists Loose On Its Search Data

Data journalists work at the crossroads of reportage and visual creativity. They tell stories by shaping information like journalists do, but they communicate through visceral and compelling visuals. The same can be said of data artists, who emphasize the illustrative qualities of visualization over facts and numbers—but communicate stories in much the same way …
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Quote of the Week

“The internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow”
~ Bill Gates (Former Microsoft CEO)