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Collusion – tracking your data across the internet

Collusion is a fascinating tool created by Atul Varma that keeps track of how the websites you visit send information about you to other websites. It is an add-on to the popular Mozilla Firefox internet browser, and once the add-on is started, it gradually adds nodes to an interactive web as you surf the internet, […]

How true is your memory: why is Bayes’ theorem necessary

We encounter probability everyday just as we face our own memory. How was my lunch? What was the person sitting next to me wearing? How true is my “vivid” memory? The one of TED’s invited speaker shared his speech on mainly two events where people’s “reconstructed memory” doesn’t actually give out the truth. In both […]

Networks in Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

This past September the Cornell Forum on Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) hosted Daphne Koller and Anant Agrawal for remote video presentations about their respective organizations. Coursera, launched by Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng, is a for-profit consortium of over 30 institutions of higher learning with the goal of offering the world’s best courses online […]

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