In the 1950s, the threat was nuclear, and even the school children were prepared. The U.S. Civil Defense Administration enlisted the help of animators to create “Duck and Cover,” a short film featuring Bert the turtle to teach children how to protect themselves in case of a nuclear explosion. “If you duck and cover, you […]

VENTUREBEAT: Imagine opening your mailbox and receiving a paper deed, proclaiming your legal ownership to every piece of digital, medical and locational data you have ever generated. Now imagine that paper deed has the blockchain technology behind it to allow you to protect or lease that data to any organization seeking its use. A new […]

BLOOMBERG: Months after the Cambridge Analytica scandal erupted Facebook’s daily business, LinkedIn Corp, the Microsoft-owned social networking site for professionals, says it will open its trove of user data to approved academic researchers. Chief data officer Igor Perisic made the announcement in a blog post on Monday, insisting LinkedIn will have controls in place to […]

A forensic evidence center led by Iowa State University faculty received top honors from the American Statistical Association, the university announced last week. Based at ISU, the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) received the Statistical Partnerships Among Academe, Industry and Government (SPAIG) award in a presentation in Vancouver, British Columbia. CSAFE […]

Des Moines game developer Brad Dwyer is keeping an eye on Facebook. Small business owners have been watching since news leaked in March that Cambridge Analytica, a third-party provider, was able to purchase Facebook user data from a rule-abiding personality profile application. The user data was then sold to President Donald Trump’s campaign team in […]