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Twitter Pairs With UC Berkeley for Big Data 10

The University of California at Berkeley plans to offer a class on big data to its undergraduate students during the coming fall semester, focused specifically on data analysis as applied to Twitter’s never-ending flow of information. In the company’s first official joint effort with a higher-ed institution, Twitter engineers will advise students throughout the semester-long course. Enrollees will have access to some company data, and an opportunity to present a project at Twitter HQ at the end of the term.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik