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Don’t Get Berned by Text Scamming

Last week, lots of folks noticed an unusually heavy rainstorm of texts from sources claiming to be associated with the Bernie Sanders for President campaign–although the campaign had only just begun. One responses was from Anne Laurie, a Daily Kos diarist, who says she doesn’t text from her “secondhand Galaxy S6” and doesn’t provide her […]

The Problem of Unregistered Voters and the Promise of Consumer Data

Based on the partisan rancor over whether the federal government should create an Election Day holiday, it’s doubtful we will see universal or automatic voter registration soon. Still, it’s heartening to see that voter registration and voter participation increased sharply in the last midterm election cycle–to a fifty-year high, according to NPR. Here at Accurate […]

Demand for Data Management – the Logistics and the Ethics

We know that in 2019, demand for data management work will outstrip supply. We’ve seen those numbers. Dataversity’s analysis of this 2019 trend attributes this to the exponential growth in the need for business data, pushing firms to constantly look for “advanced data collection and storage.” Central to businesses’ needs are data engineers – “architect[s] […]

What is the CAN-SPAM Act – and why does it matter?

Email marketing comprises a large and lucrative portion of any company’s business – and it’s on the rise. Email marketing is the fastest growing marketing medium and it’s used by an increasing number of businesses to communicate with and sell to their customers. According to Forrester, in 2011, email marketing expenditures were growing 10% year […]

Just How Safe is Your Email… Really?

With recent data breaches, including the Russian hacking of 1.2 billion user name and password combinations and 500 million email addresses, consumers are concerned about their privacy and protection. Which raises the question how safe is your own email? The big three – Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo, have all faced scrutiny for their privacy practices. […]

Data Drives the World

“Data really powers everything that we do.” – Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn As the CEO for the hugely successful social networking service LinkedIn, Jeff Weiner knows how powerful data can be. Quantcast, a technology company specializing in real-time advertising and audience measurement, calls LinkedIn the world’s largest and most powerful community of professionals. As of 2014, […]

How Do You Build a Nation

How do you build a nation? According to history Professor Jeremy Suri, nation-building is an effort to build institutions and practices that allow people to govern themselves in peaceful – and prosperous – ways. In his book, Liberty’s Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from the Founders to Obama” (2011), Suri outlines five principles that are crucial […]

Detoxing Your Data

“Detox your mind, body, AND your contact list.” – SupaNova Som, author of The Remedy: The Five-Week Power Plan to Detox Your   System, Combat the Fat, and Rebuild Your Mind and Body. “Detoxing” isn’t just for your body anymore – to succeed in today’s competitive market, you need to detox your databases, as well. […]