Unlike a commodity, information has a way of becoming more valuable when it is shared. That is because of the innovation that can come from the exchange. While owning data is valuable, using it to create new things is the best route to long-term monetisation. The full potential of data can only be realised when the maximum amount of people are allowed to access it. ✅
The ICO has stated that GDPR will make companies responsible for explaining the rationale of decisions made by machines. Consumers will have the right "not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him/her or significantly affects him/her". --> Companies need to ensure their machine learning systems can detect discrimination. 🤖
The US Senate voted to let internet providers sell web browsing history - without needing permission. The privacy rules were introduced under Obama, but internet providers want to be able to sell users' data and use it for targeted ads - "so they’ve been vocal about opposing the rules since around the time President Trump took office". 👎 Take action here.
It's currently more important than ever to be able to spot data visualisation lies. Nathan Yau explains what you should be looking out for and questioning. WORTHWHILE read. 📊
"Among professional developers, 11.3% got their first coding jobs within a year of first learning how to program. A further 36.9% learned to program between one and four years before beginning their careers as developers."
"Only 13.1% of developers are actively looking for a job. But 75.2% of developers are interested in hearing about new job opportunities.
"A majority of developers said they were underpaid. Developers who work in government and non-profits feel the most underpaid, while those who work in finance feel the most overpaid."
+ INTERESTING clustering of several distinct "ecosystems" of correlated technologies:
What makes us happy at work? 😊 Hired published an interesting report on Dream Jobs- although 70% of respondents believe having their job is possible, only 44% of respondents already have their dream job.
-- Do you agree on how the report defines a dream job? 🔍