Data Mining

Data Mining

by M. M. Eboch


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Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints continues the tradition of Greenhaven Publishing's critically acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series, helping students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. Designed to help introduce students to the often overwhelming concept of opposing perspectives, this series presents a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to a diverse array of perspectives, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the complexities of current issues: Full-color photographs, charts, graphs, and cartoons supplement the text, Sidebars present easy-to-understand statistics, Engaging fact boxes provide at-a-glance information, Questions that focus on vocabulary aid reading comprehension, Annotated bibliography, websites, and organizations to contact supplement student research

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781534501966
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 01/15/2018
Series: Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 How Does Data Mining Affect the Individual?

1 Data Brokers Know All About You Lois Beckett 11

2 Big Data Has the Potential to Discriminate Jason Furman Tim Simcoe 21

3 Data Surveillance Is All Around Us, and It Will Change Our Behavior Uri Gal 26

4 Surveillance Can Go Too Far National Coalition Against Censorship 31

5 Corporate Cybersnooping Is a Big Business Stephanie Simon Josh Gerstein 41

Chapter 2 Can Data Mining Improve Society?

1 Data Can Improve City Life William Echikson 48

2 Big Data Can Make a Company More Efficient World Economic Forum 53

3 Data Collection Will Improve Health Care Carol McDonald 62

4 Big Data Failed to Predict the Flu Adam Kucharski 68

5 Big Data Helps Determine Our Leaders Teradata India 72

Chapter 3 Does Data Mining Keep Us Safer?

1 Government Surveillance Is a Failure Rachel Levinson-Waldman 78

2 Data Mining Won't Stop Terrorism, but It Is One Step Closer to the Police State American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts 83

3 Big Data Can Help Predict Crimes H. V. Jagadish 88

4 Data Mining Can Be Discriminatory Jeremy Kun 93

5 Anyonymity on the Internet Mary Madden Lee Rainie 99

Facts About Data Mining 107

Organizations to Contact 109

For Further Reading 112

Index 117

Picture Credits 120

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