How Big Data Helps Solve Social Challenges

Big data has been a readily available resource for some years now. However several obstacles have prevented it from becoming a mainstream tool to solve social challenges.

For one, people are concerned about privacy. Our personal devices transmit more private data than ever before, which could be shared inadvertently by mobile companies or service providers. Security breaches and hacks are also common occurrences in the digital world, leaving many to worry that big data can be used for less than good intentions if found in the wrong hands.

Author: Abdullahi Muhammed

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