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Breaking Down the Data: A Look at the Future of Privacy in Regulated Industries

It’s Monday morning, and you reach for your smartphone. Before ever leaving bed, you’ve posted a location-based tweet, logged your sleep via your wearable wristband and checked your bank statement. You’re not even at work yet. Do you know where your data is? Maybe not where you think. So how should privacy-minded consumers and entrepreneurs proceed? What data are companies collecting? What are best practices for areas in which there is no regulation yet? It's time to explore the future of data privacy in four industries.

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What We’re Reading: Healthcare Net Neutrality – Water to Fuel + More

November 20, 2014
Your daily window into the news that’s powering our thoughts at 1776. Catch up on some of the best links from around the web! Education: The Chronicle of Higher Education reports…

Weekly Trend: What a Republican Takeover Means for Renewable Energy

November 20, 2014
With the recent takeover by Republicans in both the Senate and the House, concern is rising over whether Republicans will make clean energy a priority.

What We’re Reading: Cleantech Myths – Smart Home Dreams + More

November 19, 2014
Your daily window into the news that’s powering our thoughts at 1776. Catch up on some of the best links from around the web! Education: EdSurge reports on the White House’s…

Stronger Locks and Taller Fences Won’t Stop Cybercrime

November 19, 2014
Recent reports on hacking groups and their activities have shed light on the gravity of the cyberespionage threat facing U.S. military and commercial interests.

Weekly Trend: New Congress Signals Hope for Patent Reform

November 19, 2014
Will a Republican-controlled Senate advance patent reform legislation?

Wattblock Targets Residential Buildings’ Common Areas for Drastic Energy Reductions

November 19, 2014
Reducing energy usage is a massive concept that’s embraced mostly in a theoretical sense. Wattblock, however, is paring this notion down.

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General Assembly: Hiring Event: User Experience Designer and Web Developer Exhibition
11.21.14

You'll meet designers and developers who've been honing their skills in General Assembly's User Experience Design Immersive and Web Development Immersive programs. Come see their portfolio of work and talk to them about full-time, contract and apprenticeship opportunities. Hiring managers, recruiters, and HR personnel are encouraged to attend. Food and refreshments will be provided. Questions? Contact Outcomes Team, Seth Novick, seth@ga.co & Tess Bishop, tess@ga.co.

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General Assembly: Programming for Non-Progammers Bootcamp
11.22.14

Are you a creative or entrepreneur that wishes you could speak tech with your web development team? Maybe you wish you could code a bit yourself? Programming for Non-Programmers is workshop series at General Assembly designed to help non-programmers communicate more efficiently with developers or to help aspiring developers get started.

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General Assembly: Print to Web Design Brunch
11.23.14

This could be the most interesting brunch of the year.  If you're a creative looking to break into the design for web, it might seem like an overwhelming transition. You're likely trying to understand what technical skills you need to have, and how your current knowledge translates to the web. The good news is, if you have a good eye and understand the basics of marketing and the fundamentals of design, you're well on your way. Melanie and Juana will talk through how they made this transition, and how their background in print makes them stronger as designers in the digital space today. The breakdown: $10 covers all of the amazing knowledge that will be dropped upon you by Melanie and Juana. $10 takes care of your omelette, mimosas and everything else.

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