Section 003, Instructor: Laurel Miller

Weekly Question #5: Complete by October 12

Leave your response as a comment on this post by the beginning of class on October 12. Remember, it only needs to be three or four sentences. For these weekly questions, I’m mainly interested in your opinions, not so much particular “facts” from the class!

Here is the question:

Just like you did about a month ago, find another online article dated within last two weeks from a credible source that has something to do with data and is interesting and relevant to you. Copy and paste the URL directly into your response followed by a few sentences that explain what is interesting about it.

51 Responses to Weekly Question #5: Complete by October 12

  • https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/lebron-and-the-cavs-could-make-dwyane-wade-young-again/
    Dwayne Wade signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers is just one offseason move that has set the sports world abuzz. This article focuses on the signing and how Dwayne Wade may be able to turn back the hands of time. The article interestingly uses a bar graph and a text table to illustrate how effective Dwayne Wade can be on the Cavaliers’ roster.

  • https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/mortality-rates-united-states/mental-substance/
    Ella Koaze illustrate the death in united states over 35 years between 1980 to 2014 , Ella uses a map chart to show the as we go over the states by the mouse.

  • https://news.yale.edu/2017/09/27/study-reveals-high-costs-college-and-high-school-contact-sports

    This article is a study done comparing injuries of football to other sports in NCAA and High School. Its primary injury of concern was dealing with concussions from football and the rate of concussions in NCAA/High School versus sports of non-contact. I found it to be quite interesting mainly because they mentioned all the statistics that they gathered, but also mentioned that many schools and universities are reluctant in giving exact injury diagnostics, meaning while the numbers they had in the article were surprising, it leads me to think just how high would the numbers be if they could have got every diagnostic from all the schools with exact precision.

  • http://flowingdata.com/2017/09/25/who-earns-more-income-in-american-households/
    This article illustrates graphs and statistics that show the trend of more females making more than their male spouses. There is a graph that shows a comparison of the amount of women who made more in 1970 compared to 2015. In 1970, only 7% of women made more than their spouse. In 2015, 24% of women make more than their spouse. The article goes on to show the trend of females and males that stay at home.

  • https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/sep/24/why-lack-of-sleep-health-worst-enemy-matthew-walker-why-we-sleep
    This article discusses the latest findings in sleep habits and the negative effects that come from a lack of sleep. One piece of data that particularly stuck out to me was that, “An adult sleeping only 6.75 hours a night would be predicted to live only to their early 60s without medical intervention.” I found all of the information in this article to be relevant to myself because during the week I don’t get as much sleep as needed, which I now realize is negatively affecting me. I feel that most college students can relate to this article as well, and should read it so they can put aside enough time at night to get a good amount of sleep.

  • https://www.wired.com/insights/2014/03/big-data-lessons-netflix/

    I chose this article because I like to watch Netflix during my free time. According to the article, “Netflix considers data visualization to be of paramount importance” and this relates to class because we discussed how data visualizations help effectively show data to consumers. For Netflix, they think that data visualizations help their company seem more appealing and organized to customers.

  • http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41493494

    In an investigation about Yahoo’s data breech from 2013, it has recently increased the number of accounts hacked to be over 3 million.The stolen data did not include passwords in clear text, payment card or bank account data. Because of this breech, Yahoo sold its main internet business to Verizon for $4.8 billion. Yahoo is now working with law enforcement to increase its security. This is relevant to me because I have Yahoo mail and I never knew there was a breech. It has made me realize that all my emails from since I had Yahoo may not be private anymore. It hackers could of hacked into my passwords and credit card information.

  • https://www.forbes.com/sites/reenitadas/2017/10/05/how-big-data-could-help-to-prevent-one-fatal-heart-attack-every-40-seconds/#4bc6e3cd2089

    This article discusses how Big Data could help prevent fatal heart attacks in the future. They predict in the future large smartphone manufacturers including Samsung and Apple will begin adding sensors including blood pressure, heart rate, and stroke volume sensors. Sensors within smartphones would allow people to become aware of a cardiovascular disease without having to travel to the doctors for a check-up, increasing the awareness and lowering the time to diagnosis. Companies like IBM an Optum are already working to increase the predictive power for stroke and heart attacks. Remote cardiac monitoring would allow citizens to easily monitor their health and seek a doctor immediately if any issues arise.

  • https://www.signs.com/branded-in-memory/
    This article studies how well people can remember major brand logos, down to color and famous symbols. They gathered 156 Americans ranging in age from 20 to 70 to take part in this drawing experiment, where they had to sketch 10 iconic logos (Starbucks, Target, Walmart, Dominos, Adidas, Footlocker, Burger King, Ikea, 7-11, Apple). They found that everyone had the same level of confidence when asked to draw from memory, however younger audiences were more accurate. With brands updating their logos throughout the years it makes sense why younger audiences were more accurate in their drawings. Being an advertising major, this study stood out to me because it shows how impactful brand logos are to consumers.

  • http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Giants-fall-to-Eagles-Postgame-News-and-Stats/f0942c93-e1b2-4e19-b75c-5ef588527a4c
    The following link is to the New York Giant’s website. The article talks about the Eagles victory over the Giants this past Sunday. The article has statistics from the game as well as information already accumulated from the data that was analyzed after the game. It uses both data and information in the article.

  • http://flowingdata.com/2016/03/30/divorce-rates-for-different-groups/

    This article basically shows the divorce rates for different groups of people. It shows the rates for unemployed, employed, not in labor force, various education levels and various origins and races. It is interesting to see within the data that females, pretty much in every category, have a higher number. In different categories the percentage showing divorce or remarried more than once is only slightly greater than male but it is still significant. It would be interesting to find out the reasons why that is.

  • https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2017-college-football-predictions/
    This article depicts information on the 2017 college football teams season outcomes. It ranks the teams in order from the lowest possibility of winning the playoffs to listing out the top 4 competitors of the season. The dataset includes information on a teams losses and wins, the chance they will win their conference, the odds they will make playoffs and the likelihood they win a national title. It even shows a forecast of whether or not they will win their next game. I like this because I love football and it’s interesting to see how specific teams are doing in comparison to all the other teams.

  • https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/world-cup-anxiety-reaches-its-boiling-point-for-the-usmnt/

    My passion is in soccer and one of the promising young talent is Christian Pulisic. He is a 19-year-old that shine among top soccer players. Also, at only 19 he is capable to bring USA to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. What I found interesting about the article is that the style that Pulisic plays in the match is different when he plays in the US compared to when playing abroad. The data also shows that he is very effective when playing in his home. Pulisic can use this collected information to improve his gameplay and eventually win the World Cup for the US.

  • https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/08/trump-digital-director-brad-parscale-facebook-advertising
    My major is political science, so any articles about elections or the presidency automatically interest me. This article explains one way Trump gained support on the campaign trail: Facebook. Facebook gave the Trump campaign open data lists of registered voters, and allowed them to find them on Facebook. The also could make specific ads for people in certain areas, by using open data sources that showed what those voters cared about. Trump’s digital director said they tested 50,000 to 60,000 ads a day on Facebook.

  • https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/sep/27/how-well-have-racial-quotas-worked-around-the-world

    This article explains how well racial quotas have worked around the world. Racial quotas in the US are illegal, although many people argue that they are still around. The article starts off by explaining how there has been racial inequalities in football by stating how there used to be only 2 minority head coaches before the Rooney Rule, which requires all NFL teams to interview at least 1 minority for a head coach position and other management roles. The data they found, is that they have noticed that racial quotas have been found successful and helpful around the world by using face as a factor in enrollment and recruitment, to make sports more equal.

  • https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-do-americans-feel-about-the-nfl-protests-it-depends-on-how-you-ask/
    This is an interested article to me because it shows how our elected officials feel about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. President Trump tweeted that players should be fired if they did not stand for the anthem, and now Vice President Pence left after players kneeled during the anthem. It analyzes 3 concerns of kneeling during the anthem, Patriotism, free speech, and race. This article is interesting to me because it greatly summarizes the battle between people who are for, and against NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.

  • https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-every-nfl-teams-fans-lean-politically/

    With the battle between the NFL and President Trump, an article decided to take every NFL team and see where they were leaning politically. What the data found was, not surprisingly, where Trump did his best in the polls is where more Republicans were found in regards to their teams’ location. What the article concludes with however, is there are Democrats and Republicans in every NFL fan base. So no matter what a team does during the national anthem, they are going to catch negativity from a portion of their fan base.

  • https://lifehacker.com/every-hot-dog-in-major-league-baseball-ranked-1819249617
    This article is similar to the study that was done to find the country’s best burrito but instead of burrito it was best hot dog and best beer at a Major League Baseball stadium. It also shows the top five stadiums overall and ranks the Orioles stadium as the best. This surprised as I have been there and it didn’t blow me away. I did find it interesting that there was enough data to rank every stadium on those specific menu items.

  • https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-virginia-governors-race-is-not-a-good-political-barometer/

    This article i found to be very interesting because it is very relevant with politics today. Virginia is known as a key swing state, and my first instinct is who gets elected can be very telling for upcoming presidential elections. However the article than talks about how a state election could not be telling at all with a national mood. The article ends by telling something very telling, that the Virginia race matters especially in redistricting process, but not necessarily, as they put it, a crystal ball.

  • The article I read was very interesting to me. It was about a study that was done, concluding that innovation is a science. The study followed this company who implemented a program for employees to express ideas and innovation within the company. The program was like Facebook, whereas employees would post ideas and other members could like and comment, then top members of the company could decide whether to use the ideas. The program identified variables that are necessary and prove to drive innovation. With more participants, more ideas, more people evaluating each other’s ideas and more kinds of people contributing, innovation is almost guaranteed.

  • https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/10/business/kobe-steel-japan.html
    An article I found interesting was Kobe steel company lying about the data of the quality of the parts they have been selling. They did this so that the consumers believe that the steel quality they are purchasing is high quality. Although this helps sales short term it actually affects their company long term because consumers will not trust them and if this causes any deaths there will be major law suits.

  • https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/does-the-media-cover-trump-too-much-too-harshly-too-narrowly/
    With such a unique president there has been much media coverage about many of his decisions and even just his tweets. This article explores whether the media has become trump-focused and neglected other prominent world news. The author utilizes a slew of different data visualizations for the reader, all of which pertain to different aspects of media coverage involving Trump. The most interesting part of this article for me is the data visualization just a bit over the halfway mark which-if I am understanding it correctly- shows that right leaning outlets seem to avoid condoning or condemning Trump’s actions while the left is readily disapproving of said actions, which means that maybe even the right is not agreeing with what our Republican president is doing.

  • http://flowingdata.com/2017/09/11/most-female-and-male-occupations-since-1950/

    This Article contains a chart that shows the most common male and female occupations since 1950. The most female job is a kindergarden teacher, and the most common male job is a carpenter. On the chart, the farther left are more male dominant jobs, and the further right are more female dominant jobs. What I find interesting is the data visualization itself. It is extremely organized, does a good job of using its colors, and even shows which jobs are more common (size of the circles).

  • https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/college-professors-arent-killing-religion/

    Due to some comments made by the President’s son at an Alabama university, the conversation of whether or not college professors discourage religious beliefs has come up once again. The data in this article highly suggests that many people, especially Millennials, make the decision to abandon their religion before the age of 18, meaning that college has little effect on their beliefs since they most likely aren’t attending college at that age. This is really interesting because the data compares the ages that older and younger generations left their religion. Despite the large age difference of people surveyed, mostly everyone under the age of 65 said that they abandoned their religion before 18, even despite the fact that almost 15% more of Baby Boomers attended church regularly growing up compared to Millennials. This all implies that college has little to do with the equation.

  • https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-worst-loss-in-the-history-of-u-s-mens-soccer/

    This article contains information about the United States not being in the next world cup. First time in 24 years that the USA will not being in the world cup. Many fans are disappointed that the US didn’t even qualify. It its the worst USMNT loss in history. The website gives a data sheet of all the worst losses of the USMNT. This data shows that the US has been very inconsistent throughout the years. Think this displays good graphs and charts to get the main point across.

  • https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-worst-loss-in-the-history-of-u-s-mens-soccer/

    This article is about the US soccer team failing to make the 2018 World Cup. This is the first time in 24 years that the team has failed to make the World Cup, and it comes as a huge shock and disappoint to many considering the abundance of resources that the US has access to. This website gives stats and data on some of the worst USMNT and the most recent one was arguably the worst one ever. It also gives a graph about how inconsistent the USMNT has been.

  • This article is about the wildfires currently raging in Northern California. I believe this is an important topic because there are certain perpetual crisis’ that we as a country allow to continue rather than resolve such as the condition of the drinking water in Flint, MI, or the recurring problems with police enforcement’s excessive use of violence. For months I have been hearing about the wildfires in California on the news and every time I wonder why more deliberate actions are not being taken to prevent further damage or contain the fire. The article gives information on the declining air quality, amount of land that has been burned so far, and the current death count. These numbers and the pictures shown in the article are terrifying to me, I hope more attention is drawn to this subject so it may be resolved.

  • https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-worst-loss-in-the-history-of-u-s-mens-soccer/

    The article talks about the US’s recent loss to Trinidad & Tobago in the World Cup qualifier. According to the data, the US had an 82.7% chance of winning as their ELO was much higher than T&T’s. When it comes to the chart comparing countries and their population vs GDP, the US is substantially higher than their neighbors who they compete with. When it comes to consistency, the US is not as they have their peaks and troughs with every coach. It just goes to show that American soccer is nowhere near ready to compete on the world scale.

  • http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/oneplus-reportedly-collecting-lots-of-data-on-its-users-without-telling-them/articleshow/61035429.cms

    The article that I found that deals with data is about the phone manufacturer One Plus. This phone manufacturer has been secretly collecting data from their users’ smartphones with the users knowledge. Security researcher Christopher Moore discovered that user data is being sent regularly to the OnePlus’s AWS servers. This enabled OnePlus to collect phone number, MAC addresses, IMEI and IMSI code, Mobile network(s) names, Wireless network ESSID and BSSID, Device serial number, Timestamp when a user locks or unlocks the device, Timestamp when a user opens and closes an application on his phone, Timestamp when a user turns his phone screen on or off. OnePlus responded to the matter stating, ” We securely transmit analytics in two different streams over HTTPS to an Amazon server. The first stream is usage analytics, which we collect in order for us to more precisely fine tune our software according to user behavior.” This example alone shows how the data that is collected about us on a daily basis can be easily accessed by any outside source if we do not take the necessary steps to protect it.

  • http://www.sprc.org/sites/default/files/migrate/library/SuicideAmongCollegeStudentsInUS.pdf

    This data set published by Suicide Prevention Resource Center shows data about suicide amount college and university students in the United States. After the most recent suicide at the University of Pennsylvania, I wanted to take a deeper look at this data. There have been three suicides at UPenn this semester, and one of them hits very close to home. One of my best friends from high schools brother was one of these three kids and it sickens me to hear that there have been three different suicide cases this semester. Although this data is about 5 years outdated, I can only imagine that the numbers have increased.

  • https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/11/magazine/why-are-more-american-teenagers-than-ever-suffering-from-severe-anxiety.html?action=click&module=TrendingStory&region=TrendingTop&pgtype=collection

    This article provides us with data about the growing amount of undergraduate students that are suffering from anxiety. This article did not provide us with any type of visualization. If it did, it should be a line chart to show when the polls of students increased or decreased. This article was very interesting because I can relate to this article. I feel as though I am suffering from anxiety but not as bad as you think. Although Jake was going through it his junior year It relates to me this year. My freshman year of college and I am afraid of failing. The idea of it just overwhelms me. In 2011 the percentage of students affected was 50% but as of 2016, it has increased to 60%.

  • Inequality index: where are the world’s most unequal countries?
    https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/datablog/2017/apr/26/inequality-index-where-are-the-worlds-most-unequal-countries

    The topic is fascinating, the article is talking about from wealth distribution to the World Happiness Report – and which countries rate best and worst under each. And according to the article, wealth alone doesn’t bring happiness. BTW, they do have some useful chart inside.

  • https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/11/personal-details-of-almost-700000-britons-hacked-in-cyber-attack

    This article talks about pretty big hack at Equifax. About 700,000 UK customers had their information stolen. I thought it was pretty interesting because it goes to show how we still do not have a good hold on cyber security. This is one of the big concerns right now with these companies storing all this big data. They do not have a good way to keep it safe.

  • https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/starters-are-getting-shelled-and-getting-pulled-early-this-postseason/

    This article is about MLB starters getting hit around and pulled out the game earlier than expected this postseason. Usually come playoff time the games tend to slow down and pitchers control the games, but this season it has been backwards. Though its not surprising given that HRs are being hit at a higher rate this year than ever before which caused “juiced ball” conversations all season. Data in the article compares how pitchers are facing less batters than expected the first few innings of the game leading to teams getting relievers earlier in the games.

  • http://flowingdata.com/2017/10/06/in-2017-no-more-than-five-days-without-a-mass-shooting/

    According to data collected by the Gun Violence Archive, the longest amount of time without a mass shooting in the US during 2017 is only five days. Upon first reading this, I thought that there was no way that was accurate however, the Gun Violence Archive considers any shooting in which 4 or more people are injured in the same location a mass shooting. The way this article is presented is misleading because while there is a definite gun violence problem in the US, the data includes many events in which 4 people were injured yet no one was killed as well as what one would typically consider a mass shooting such as the one that recently occurred in Las Vegas.

  • https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-11/bitcoin-re-taking-place-as-crypto-king-as-smaller-tokens-slide
    Despite the absurd comment that Jamie Dimon (CEO of JPMorgan chase) made a few weeks ago about Bitcoin being a fraud, this article addresses how Bitcoin is close to hitting a new record high in its price. The article states that Bitcoin is nearing $5,000 and discusses other trends like how Goldman Sachs is trying to help customers buy cryptocurrencies. This article was interesting because Bitcoin is still gaining momentum despite criticisms and regulations (ex: china) and this illustrates how people still believe in the concept of blockchain technology.

  • https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-09-19/facebook-doesn-t-know-what-german-voters-think

    In a new technology age, social media engagement was more predictive in the United States election than traditional polls, and Facebook targeting had become the root of a private investigation into out election hack. While this is known, it doesn’t seem to be true all around the world, less so in Europe. I’ve read before that Europeans spend a considerable less amount of time on social media than Americans, so the claim that social engagement will not predict the outcome isn’t all that surprising.

    The most interesting part of this article is taking it a step further, understanding that the extent in which social media is used among a culture could expose that nation to more political risky (2016 elections) and it could manipulate policy conversation. While social media data can be analyzed and interpreted how much of that data is used to tell a false story, and how much of that false story is warping the perception to the general public?

  • https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/college-professors-arent-killing-religion/

    This article talks about the correlation between people who no longer identify with their childhood religion, and whether or not college education had any effect on that choice. The article states that “Colleges and universities have long been accused of subverting the religious commitments of their students”(Cox). I found this interesting because I have always known that stereotype of college campuses existed, but I have never seen any actual data on the claims. The data from the article shows that majority of those who turned from their childhood religion are between the ages of 18 and 29 yet the professors are not to blame.

  • http://flowingdata.com/2017/08/28/occupation-matchmaker/

    This is a pretty cool chart! It is an occupation matchmaker, showing who marries whom based on what that person does for a living. Most people end up with someone who has a similar or relative lifestyle. I typed my major into the box, which is Marketing, and I am most likely to marry an agent or a business manager. The bigger the bubble, the more likely I am to marry someone in that field. If there is no bubble next to that occupation, there is probably little to no chance I will be marrying someone in that field.

  • https://thenextweb.com/insights/2017/10/11/this-startup-lets-you-monetize-on-your-genetic-data/

    Blockchain technology is allowing people to monetize their genetic data. With blockchain technology, information can be stored securely and be monetized by consumers through a decentralized system called Zenome. First, Zenome provides a peer to peer system able to house huge amounts of genetic data. Second, blockchain technology would provide access for scientific research to millions of human genomes which are otherwise restricted due to privacy concerns. Last, the platform would allow consumers to share this data and monetize it by allowing payments through a distributed ledger.

  • https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/sep/23/trump-withdraws-warriors-white-house-invitation
    The article talks about Trump withdraw the Warriors invitation because of Curry’s “hesitating”, Trump’s behavior made himself is in an angry row of sports star. Because I like watching NBA games very much, i am interested in reading any NBA or relevant news. In this article, there are two interesting things. First, the author use a video and some screen shoots from twitter to show Trump’s and sport stars’ claims, it is a simply way to make use know what happened. and the second interesting things is, Trump looks like childish. I think the most important reason why he wants to be president is satisfying his own desire for power. otherwise, the sport stars speech also interested me, because i never see such thing happened in China.

  • https://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2017-10-05/las-vegas-shooting-victims-facing-millions-of-dollars-in-medical-expenses

    I believe this article is very useful, especially with the recent events that have taken place and the big controversy over gun related issues. This article touches base with the recent shooting in Vegas and goes into detail about the all the medical costs these victims now have to face. The article points out that over the past few years the average bill for a patient with a firearm related injury was $5,254 between 2006 and 2014, and the average inpatient charges were $95,887, with charges rising steadily each year.

  • https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/students-at-most-colleges-dont-pick-useless-majors/

    I believe this article is very useful especially for students coming out of high school and for freshman in college already in order lock down a major early. This article provides data on most selective schools and the top major and the least selective schools and the top major categories. I think its a good source of data just because some people may think their major isnt the best too choose or the most popular but it in fact varies according to schools and something like this may help people who are in between schools based off of what they think they want to do with their lives or get their degree in.

  • https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-pats-have-gotten-by-with-bad-defenses-but-this-is-ridiculous/

    I chose an article on Five Thirty Eight titled, The Pats have gotten by with Bad Defenses, But This is Ridiculous. The Article talks about how historically awful the New England Patriots defense is playing this season. They use many statistics to back up there argument. The show that the Patriots have the worst defense in the league allowing 48.8 net points while their opponents have possession, 13 points more than the second worst in the NFL. So far this season they are allowing a 116.5 passer rating to opposing quarterbacks, and 5.1 yards per opponents rush attempts making them the most porous defense in the past 12 years. What I find very interesting is that even though they are having major defensive problems the Patriots offense is still first in the league in net points per possession on offense. Tom Brady is also having one of the best years of his career, giving the Patriots a 70% chance to make the playoffs even with the worst defense in the league.

  • https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-media-really-has-neglected-puerto-rico/
    This article is very interesting because it discusses how much the media has neglected to talk about Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Looking at the graph to see how often Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico was mentioned on the news vs Hurricane Harvey and Texas or Hurricane Irma and Florida. It makes you wonder why it wasn’t mentioned even though the hurricane took a devastating toll on Puerto Rico. Even though it’s only a U.S. territory families there have suffered just as much in families in Texas or Florida.

  • https://mobile.nytimes.com/reuters/2017/10/12/business/12reuters-apple-ireland.html?referer=https://www.google.com/

    At first I thought Apple is already world wide with their data centers but as you read this i was surprise that Ireland had blocked this project back in 2005 and now years later they got permission this will create more jobs in Ireland which is will greatly increase the economy in Ireland

  • https://nltimes.nl/2017/10/12/half-dutch-support-new-data-mining-law-report

    This report is about the new Dutch data mining laws. In the Netherlands, there has been fluctuating support for these new laws that would help the government crack down on terrorism and similar activities, but at the cost of relinquishing most of each individual’s privacy. Most recently, the people of the Netherlands have decreased their support for the new laws and are calling to meet at a referendum. The new laws are supposed to make it harder to assemble referendums, so it is unclear whether or not this will have any effect on the new laws about data mining. I personally am against data mining. I think it is an invasion of privacy and I understand that it could help early detection of crime and similar things, but not at the cost of privacy on something so vital in today’s society such as the Internet.

  • http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-41417928
    I found this article really interesting because it talks about the new features that amazon put in their new Echo smart speakers. Technology in today’s life is going crazy, just a week ago google also released their new home speaker which has the google assistant. I believe that in less than five years, we would be talking with devices more than humans.

  • https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-worst-loss-in-the-history-of-u-s-mens-soccer/amp/

    Fivethirtyeight put out a recent article magnifying how the USA men’s soccer team not qualifying for the FIFA 2018 World Cup is almost unprecedented relative to USA population and win probability. Before heading into the their last match of the qualifying round. USA had a 93% chance of making the World Cup. With the 7% revolving around USA losing and two other countries winning. And that’s exactly wht happened. However the article points out that USA has always been inconsistent and that one of these were bound to happen.

  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-41590614
    This is interesting to me because it highlights the growing threat of hacking/stealing data. Countries such as Australia are at risk to cyber attacks that could potential cause massive harm to the nation in this case their jet data was stolen in an extensive hack that where around 30 GB of data was stolen. I believe laws and government operations need to catch up to modern era to stop cyber crime.

  • https://insidebigdata.com/2017/10/11/tableau-celebrates-10th-anniversary-global-customer-conference-14000-data-enthusiasts/

    So this article describes how Tableau celebrated their 10th year anniversary at the Global Customer Consumer Conference on the 11th of October. There were 14,000 attendees at the event, where Tableau showcased it’s new innovations. Some of these innovations and new technologies include Extension API, Hyper, and Project Maestro. This conference also features hands on workshops, demonstrations, and keynote speakers. I think it is really nice that one can also attend the conference through live stream.

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