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Powerful though it may be, the UK government readily admits that it's unable to complete even \"simple tasks\" that require the sharing of data between different departments. Part of the problem, it claims, is down to the various databases that each government department controls. Because there's no

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Richard Saul Wurman isn't a fan of President Barack Obama's push for data.gov, an online repository for big data. \"That's just politicians talking,\" the 79-year-old TED (technology, entertainment, design) conference founder told me. \"I think there will be a pushback saying, 'We don't understand al

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Nintey days ago, President Obama ordered a review about internet privacy, data use and other concerns sparked by the NSA spying revelations. Following a public consultation, the report has now been released by White House counselor John Podesta. Though flawed -- there's no mention of NSA spying ac

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Some farmers are worried that with the latest push from seed manufacturers, their planting techniques could be used against them. Monsanto and DuPont (two of the largest seed providers in the world) are urging farmers to implement data-driven \"prescriptive planting\" tech that suggests how densely

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