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DHS Demands That Federal Agencies Start Using Email Security Protocols

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In an attempt to make email more secure, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security just announced it will now require federal agencies to adhere to two security protocols: DMARC and STARTTLS. These measures should make it harder for hackers to intercept emails or impersonate government officials via email. In particular, DMARC—which stands for Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance—can detect …

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How to Avoid the Dangers of Data-Bias

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“Figures often beguile me,” wrote Mark Twain in the early twentieth century, “particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in which case the remark attributed to Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister of the United Kingdom in 1804, would often apply with justice and force: ‘There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.’” Whether the attribution to the former …