Berto Jongman: History, Big Data, Instability

History as a giant data set: how analysing the past could help save the future Turchin’s work – which incorporates not just history and maths, but also the research of economists, other social scientists, and environmental scientists – provides a much-needed corrective to decades of specialisation within these disciplines.

Review: Life After Google – The Fall Of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy by George Gilder

George Gilder 3 Stars Fad Book Limited Value I gave up on this book after 100 pages (it is 320 pages long). I normally do not waste time writing negative reviews  but in this instance think it appropriate to mention that I found it wanting. The first third, on Google, is so far-fetched in its …

Stephen E. Arnold: Amazon Ramps Up Police State Big Data Offering

Amazon: Accommodating Big Chunks of Data Our research into Amazon’s capabilities caused us to note the information in “Amazon Rolls Out High Memory Instances for In-Memory Databases.” Many companies want to munch on Big Data. I would point out that certain US government organization have a healthy appetite for the capability as well. I noted …

Berto Jongman: Former Head of MI-6 Loses His Mind – “Good-bye James Bond, hello big data”

Goodbye James Bond, hello big data Former head of Britain’s MI6 recounts how intelligence gathering has changed deeply “Now, the most important person in any intelligence service is the data analyst, because it’s the data analyst who will tell you where the threats are coming from and where the opportunities are emerging that you as …

Stephen E. Arnold: Law Enforcement Demanding Mobile Data for All Person’s Anywhere Near a Crime Scene But Lacking in Big Data Tools To Process

Law Enforcement and Big Data The job of being an officer of the law has never been harder, but many on the tech side are trying to make it easier. But, as with most innovations, this might make life harder. Confused? Join the club. A recent spate of big data law enforcement innovations are due …