Global Health
0 Unleashing big data against disease

Just as the National Security Agency seeks to ferret out terrorists or other trouble-makers from the vast quantity of information exchanged through various electronic media, disease detectives seek to identify and track down global health trends or threats.

NSA’s snooping has raised concerns over privacy and mis-use of that information. So health officials and data experts are pre-emptively raising questions about the potential problems when using big data for epidemiology:

0 Mapping climate’s contribution to conflicts in Africa

Researchers at AidData say that Mapping makes it easier to identify links between climate change, violent conflict and assistance projects. Here’s one such map that reportedly shows this: Above is just a screen grab that is probably somewhat incomprehensible to you. So go to this link and see how it…