Daily Archives: December 8, 2014

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Big Data and the Government: Friend not foe

The British Government recently launched ‘verify,’ a scheme that allows citizens to prove their identity online. The public reaction was less than enthusiastic. The Times, a reputable British newspaper, exclaimed in its headline ‘Virtual ID for everyone – Privacy fears over vast expansion of online services.’ In the post-Snowden environment it is privacy campaigners not…

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