Account Share

Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #data

Most recents (17)
If you are participating in this #StatiSenseDataChallenge, please pick a Ministry or an Agency and DM your email.

We will send you the #2018Budget of your choice.
Why #StatiSenseDataChallenge?

Well, we now know the importance of #data, how it affects perspectives, and its use in decision making.

For as many as are interested in improving their analytic skill, we want to encourage and support.
By this #StatiSenseDataChallenge, we are also creating a community of Data Analysts....who will look into National and States' data and make sense of our economic and social realities, for better understanding, engagement and participation in our national development.
Read 9 tweets
UCC had opportunity to comment on the #Data.Protection & Privacy Bill. The enactment of this law is long overdue. A comprehensive law on the collection & processing personal information gives effect to the right to Privacy envisaged under Article 27(2) of the Constitution
UCC welcome the protections offered by the Bill in terms of export of data, breach notification requirements, data subjects access rights, automated decision making, compensation and the right to be forgotten and provision for financial and penal sanctions for breach of the law.
Distinction between Data collectors & data controllers.
The Bill should however clarify & distinguish Data Collectors, from Data Processors & Data Controllers. Clause 2 is inconsistent with international good practice which provides for two broad categories of Data Controllers
Read 17 tweets
Thanks @Buttarelli_G for this Op-Ed: "Big tech is still violating your #privacy" The "take-it-or-leave it" 'consent' approach shows how strongly network effects lock-in people washingtonpost.com/news/theworldp…
to the incumbent platforms. It's a paradox that the Founding Fathers in the US were fearful of accumulation of power in government but that recent successive governments have let the accumulation of power in Big Tech unchecked supposedly on the belief that competition would keep
actors in check. When #data is increasingly perceived as being an essential facility for a at least number of sectors and its dominant players, it is consequently challenging to build a service which provides the choices that competitive markets are meant to provide when
Read 7 tweets
Did Thread Reader help you today?
Support us: We are indie developers! Read more about the story
Become a 💎 Premium member ($30.00/year) and get exclusive features!
Too expensive?
Make a small donation instead. Buy us a coffee ($5) or help for the server cost ($10):
Donate with 😘 Paypal or  Become a Patron 😍 on Patreon.com
0/ Thread. Having spent some time with @Nicolas_Colin on his new book HEDGE about #tech, #entrepreneurship, social #policy and the future of the Safety Net, I'm sharing some things that stuck with me, and why HEDGE is one for the ☀️📚📝 #readinglist amazon.com/Hedge-Greater-…
1/ @Nicolas_Colin is thought-provoking not least because of his vantage point - graduated from the French ENA, worked at the top of the French civil service, set up his own company, and invests in startups all over 🇪🇺 with @_TheFamily
2/ Im not one for party politics, and HEDGE isn't about that. It's a book that speaks to the zeitgeist of the #techlash and ways for #startup #founders and #politicians to think about smart, sensible policies to build an inclusive Safety Net 2.0 📖
Read 14 tweets
The EC website publishes a list of registered voters and their personal details including gender and voter ID, both of which are considered sensitive personal information. How do we balance: Personal #privacy and Public accountability bit.ly/2ALpQTY @alokpi @pandayjyoti
The ambiguity extends to other public databases such as land records, list of MGNREGA beneficiaries, First Information Reports, and court records, which are currently not in conformance with the draft #privacy bill by Justice Srikrishna Committee
Political data analyst @ShivamShankarS on how electoral roll can be used for micro targeting: “From the electoral roll, demographic #data of the constituencies can be deduced and used for targeted campaigns in elections via social media.”
Read 4 tweets
Let's discuss this topic for this week's #GEMChats on #entrepreneurs and #entrepreneurship.

This week's topic is #Venture #Capitals and what is funding like for #womenentrepreneurs!

Please follow us, RT, reply and Like our #thread to discuss this topic.
In June 2017, @HarvardBiz published an article questioning the discrepancy in VC funding for #entrepreneurs of different genders.

In the US, #female entrepreneurs own 38% of the businesses in the country yet receive only about 2% of all venture funding in the whole country!
Some of you answered the poll that the reason for this phenomenon is that there is a lack of female VCs.

The #data however speaks otherwise; the number of female VCs has increased to 7% from 3% in 2014 and yet the funding gap has only increased.

Why does this happen?
Read 12 tweets
Thread (1/7): @TheEconomist published a Special Report Titled "Fixing the #Internet", which relied on #Centralisation as its core lens

Huge victory for a technical community that has spent decade explaining how the architecture & ethos of the internet are under attack.

6 arts!
2. "But like Sir Tim, many people have recently become more critical of it (...) At the heart of their disenchantment, this special report will argue, is that the internet has become much more “centralised” than it was even ten years ago."
economist.com/special-report…
3. #Decentralisation is ultimately a question of #democracy. As digital technology penetrates society ever more deeply & the two become ever more intertwined, the rules of the former will increasingly govern the latter" economist.com/special-report…
Read 7 tweets
Anyone interested in mapping the linguistic diversity of Indian states with the help of this data?

censusindia.gov.in/2011Census/Lan…

#dataviz #Datavisualization #data #india #OpenData
Maybe, we can compare that with economic indicators and see if there is any correlation between diversity and development.
Read 4 tweets
Today, @NITIAayog released a Discussion Paper titled ‘National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence”. #AIforAll
niti.gov.in/writereaddata/…
We provide our initial thoughts on the paper here. 1/n
We welcome this initiative by @NITIAayog, but a call for comments would have been a welcome addition. The paper takes important steps forward from the #AI Task Force report released earlier this year by the DIPP, Ministry of Commerce and Industry (dipp.nic.in/sites/default/…). 2/n
This paper attempts a more holistic look at a broader range of issues concerning AI including #regulation, #ethics, #fairness, #transparency and #accountability. However, a number of issues still remain with this paper. 3/n
Read 41 tweets
Thread 1/5 On Friday a judge ruled that the destruction of ballots in @Tim_Canova race was illegal. The judge said that #BrendaSnipes the #BrowardCounty Supervisor of Elections' defenses were “without substance in fact or law." hollerbackfilm.com/blog/canovawin…
2/5 @MarcACaputo @politico is reporting that @FLGovScott says he will have #BrendaSnipes the #BrowardCounty Supervisor of Elections' office monitored. politico.com/states/florida…
3/5 The winning case is built around multiple public records requests that I did & one that @Tim_Canova and I filed together. I wanted to examine #ballots in his race due to statistical irregularities a #data team I led found in the #election results hollerbackfilm.com/blog/wass-can
Read 5 tweets
You have heard about our #AI Code and #global summit, but take a look at some of our other recommendations in the #LordsAIreport #justkeepreading: ow.ly/DnC930jyxZT
We had a lot to say about #data and #AI, and who should have access to it.
We also thought carefully about #diversity and #representation in #artificialintelligence and how we should address #bias and #prejudice
Read 5 tweets
The #AI task force for Economic Transformation in #India (set up by the Government’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry) released its report last month. Some background (B) and key takeaways (T). 1/n
B1. The vision guiding this report is “AI as a socio economic problem solver at large scale rather than only a booster of economic growth”. 2/n
B2. It seeks to address the role of the Government in the field, answer how #AI can improve quality of life, and identify sectors for AI growth. 3/n
Read 24 tweets
#Probablemente ([#EO]#probable🍀/[#EN]#Probably🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿)
Read 357 tweets
So you might have heard that Facebook has suspended #CambridgeAnalytica and Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) for fraudulent use of #data extending back to 2015. newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/03/s… Here's how to check your privacy and ad settings on @facebook. A thread.
Anyone that uses Facebook has probably given permission to an app at some stage. Maybe you use FB to sign into other sites, or you wanted to see some future predictions for fun. That's grand, but they retain access to your data even after you stop using them. Here's how to review
First go to your drop down menu & click Settings. Then click Apps. Review these carefully. For e.g. I use Kickstarter and 9gag frequently so those are grand, but see the ones like Klout and Giveaway widget? I'll want to remove permissions for those, even if only I can see posts.
Read 19 tweets
Wide debate on #eprivacy right now. I see a lot of misunderstandings, let me clarify a few things (& further info: bit.ly/2i99Kd5)
Should I not be asked before my emails are accessed and used? Don't you think the same? Is this asking too much? #eprivacy
New #eprivacy rules = more flexibility for all businesses to process communication data w/ user consent. Under current rules #telecoms can't
Read 5 tweets
"Facebook and Google helped an anti-refugee campaign push ads in swing states" bloomberg.com/news/articles/… via @technology
2"Facebook advertising salespeople,creative advisers & technical experts competed with sales staff from Alphabet Inc.’s Google for millions
3: in ad dollars from Secure America Now,the conservative, nonprofit advocacy group whose campaign included a mix of anti-Hillary Clinton &
Read 9 tweets
1/ #Blockchain and #AI are two juggernaut technologies of our era. How do they connect?
One word: #Data
2/ In the world of AI, data is king, and so too are the data monopolists like Facebook, Google etc.
3/ Blockchain gives the data back to the people, breaking the data monopolies
Read 10 tweets
Related hashtags
Did Thread Reader help you today?
Support us: We are indie developers! Read more about the story
Become a 💎 Premium member ($30.00/year) and get exclusive features!
Too expensive?
Make a small donation instead. Buy us a coffee ($5) or help for the server cost ($10):
Donate with 😘 Paypal or  Become a Patron 😍 on Patreon.com