Didi, OSINT, ESG, Open Data, Big Tech, VR

This week we begin with an article about how Didi, a Chinese ride-hailing company, has come under the radar of the Chinese government for collecting personal data, traffic and mapping information. Next, we have a piece that discusses how the intelligence community can leverage open-source intelligence (OSINT) to improve intelligence surveillance reconnaissance. The following article examines ESG investing as a sustainable, low-risk investment that can help institutions achieve positive financial results. Following that, we have an article about how traditional banks can prosper in the open data economy by leveraging AI/ML. Next is a piece that explores whether large tech corporations interested in data medicine should have access to public data. Finally, we have an article about using virtual reality (VR) tools for data storytelling and immersive data visualization.

In The New China, Didi’s Data Becomes A Problem

Bolstered by its wide swath of data on users, mapping and traffic, Didi Global Inc. became the dominant ride-hailing company in China. Now, that data is turning into a liability. On Friday, China sent state-security and police officials and other regulators into the company’s offices, as the government zeroes in on its cybersecurity practices and collection of personal information. 

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How The Intelligence Community Can Get Better At Open Source Intel

During his House Appropriations Committee testimony on May 27, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley presciently stated that a country must master ubiquitous intelligence-surveillance-reconnaissance to win the next major war. Indeed, in an era in which the United States can no longer rely on economic or military overmatch to guarantee its security, we need a more intimate understanding of an adversary’s goals, intentions, capabilities, and actions to safeguard our national interests. 

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What Is ESG Investing And Why Is It Worth Trillions?

ESG assets are set to reach over $50 trillion by 2025. According to Bloomberg, that’s a third of total global assets under management. Alternative Data offers a powerful view into this fast-growing space. Here we’ll delve into ESG investing, what it is, how it’s scored, and why it matters now.

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Open Banking Was Only The Beginning – Welcome To The World Of Open Data

Increasingly banks are moving beyond basic compliance with Open Banking mandates to proactively participate in platforms and ecosystems that better leverage customer data and create truly personalized experiences. For the most part, traditional banks have been slow in their response to the opportunities Open Banking affords, seeing compliance as the principal goal, but that is changing as banks see new entrants build successful business models on data-sharing foundations. 

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Should We Trust Big Tech With Our Health Data?

Split-second images flash in front of me, and I’m supposed to indicate with my thumbs whether I’d seen an animal or something else. It’s fun, and over in just 60 seconds. But there’s a serious intention here. “It’s a kind of early warning system for cognitive impairment,” says Dr Thomas Sawyer. He is the chief operating officer of Cognitivity Neurosciences, the Anglo-Canadian firm that developed the app.

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Is VR The Next Frontier In Data Visualization?

Last November, TikTok user Michael DiBenigno, known as The Data Guy, shared a popular data visualization that diagrammed the difference between two ways of perceiving COVID-19 spread. One depicted exponential growth, with every infected person passing along the virus to two more people; the other representation more accurately captured how the virus really travels, by taking into account super-spreader events.

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Source:  https://mailchi.mp/zigram/data-asset-weekly-dispatch_19_july_1

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