Author of Final Jeopardy and The Numerati, former BusinessWeek writer
hardygreen.com — Everything is up to date in Paris, France-or just about everything, as I saw in a recent visit. The once ubiquitous Gitanes and Gauloises have made way for the increasingly popular cigarette electronique. Lunch-goers in the vicinity of the city's stock exchange can choose the Brasserie De La Bourse or, for the ironically inclined, the Café des Initiés (Café of Insider Trading).
ft.com — Explore how valuable your data are with this interactive calculator. While the multibillion-dollar data broker industry profits from the trade of thousands of details about individuals, those bits of information are often sold for a fraction of a penny apiece, according to industry pricing data viewed by the Financial Times.
thenumerati.net — Q: Do you believe that data mining is necessary to keep the US safe? What occured in Boston was just the last of a series of attacks and I have read that American public opinion is divided right now between the ones who favour safety and those who defend privacy.
bloomberg.com — A very large Internet company once had the noble impulse to share some of its data with the research community. It made three months of log files from its search service available to all.
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