Researchers devise blood test for gut microbiome diversity using data from defunct startup Arivale – 10minmail

[ad_1] Researchers at the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle developed a way to test for microbiome diversity from a blood sample. (Artist rendering courtesy of ISB) If you want to know what’s going on in your gut microbiome, the community of bacteria in our intestines that are tied to overall health, there are plenty […]

Nick Berry interview — A data scientist confronts his own mortality

[ad_1] Nick Berry has stage IV cancer. He is a first-class data scientist, but even he is not certain how much time he has left. Without treatment, his doctors told him he has about six months to live. With treatment, including a new experimental cancer drug and chemotherapy, he could live for a couple of […]

Tableau’s Sarah Battersby finds her way in helping people use maps and spatial data – 10minmail

[ad_1] Sarah Battersby is a onetime geography professor who joined Tableau’s research team in Seattle. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Battersby) Sarah Battersby isn’t a “map person” — she doesn’t collect them in any real way or decorate her house with cool maps. But the cartographer, or “psychogeographer,” spends her time thinking about how people think […]

Microsoft Faces Fire Over Windows 10 Data Collection

[ad_1] Microsoft is again facing fire from the Dutch Data Protection Authority due to its telemetry data collection process on Windows 10. Back in 2017, the Dutch DPA investigated the Windows 10 Home and Pro editions. It found out that some aspects of Windows 10’s telemetry process doesn’t align with the local laws and infringes […]

Lydia Frank taps journalism skills and PayScale’s data resources to tell the wage equity story – 10minmail

[ad_1] Lydia Frank, PayScale’s vice president of Corporate and Product Marketing. (PayScale Photo) Officially, Lydia Frank is PayScale’s vice president of corporate and product marketing — a promotion that was announced this month. But parts of the job remind Frank of her first gig: crime and courts reporter at the Omaha World-Herald, Nebraska’s largest daily […]

Internet scam data shows which states had most victims and lost most money

[ad_1] In brief: Everyone is potentially at risk of becoming a victim of cybercrime, but it appears you’re more likely to be scammed if you live in Alaska. CenturyLinkQuote examined the FBI’s annual report based on the Internet Crime Complaint Center to discover the number of victims in each US State and how much money […]

Instagram let a marketing company scrape users’ location data

[ad_1] Speaking at the 2019 F8 developers’ conference, Mark Zuckerberg assured the gathered crowd that “the future is private.” Apparently, he forgot to pass that message along to Facebook-owned Instagram.  According to Business Insider, “lax oversight” at the social media service permitted San Francisco-based marketing company HYP3R to scrape location data on millions of Instagram […]

Google Cloud vets launch Seattle startup Kaskada to bolster machine learning tech with real-time data – 10minmail

[ad_1] The Kaskada leadership team, from left to right: Davor Bonaci, Ben Chambers, and Emily Kruger. (Kaskada Photo) After spending several years working at Google Cloud, Davor Bonaci and Ben Chambers saw an opportunity to help companies take better advantage of machine learning technology. Their idea turned into Kaskada, a Seattle-based startup that is launching […]