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How to lie with statistics: The relationship between Florida’s Stand Your Ground law and gun deaths.
At Junk Charts, Kaiser Fung drew my attention to a graph released by Reuters.  It is so deeply misleading that I loathe to expose your eyeballs to it.  So, I offer you the mishmash above.
The original figure is on the left.  It counts the number of gun deaths in Florida.  A line rises, bounces a little, reaches a 2nd highest peak labeled “2005, Florida enacted its ‘Stand Your Ground’ law,” and falls precipitously.
What do you see?
Most people see a huge fall-off in the number of gun deaths after Stand Your Ground was passed.  But that’s not what the graph shows.  A quick look at the vertical axis reveals that the gun deaths are counted from top (0) to bottom (800).  The highest peaks are the fewest gun deaths and the lowest ones are the most.  A rise in the line, in other words, reveals a reduction in gun deaths.  The graph on the right — flipped both horizontally and vertically — is more intuitive to most: a rising line reflects a rise in the number of gun deaths and a dropping a drop.
The proper conclusion, then, is that gun deaths skyrocketed after Stand Your Ground was enacted.
This example is a great reminder that we bring our own assumptions to our reading of any illustration of data.  The original graph may have broken convention, making the intuitive read of the image incorrect, but the data is, presumably, sound.  It’s our responsibility, then, to always do our due diligence in absorbing information.  The alternative is to be duped.
Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.


En cuanto lo descubran los medios españoles, estamos allí. Me quedo con: “It’s our responsibility, then, to always do our due diligence in absorbing information.  The alternative is to be duped.”

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How to lie with statistics: The relationship between Florida’s Stand Your Ground law and gun deaths.

At Junk Charts, Kaiser Fung drew my attention to a graph released by Reuters.  It is so deeply misleading that I loathe to expose your eyeballs to it.  So, I offer you the mishmash above.

The original figure is on the left.  It counts the number of gun deaths in Florida.  A line rises, bounces a little, reaches a 2nd highest peak labeled “2005, Florida enacted its ‘Stand Your Ground’ law,” and falls precipitously.

What do you see?

Most people see a huge fall-off in the number of gun deaths after Stand Your Ground was passed.  But that’s not what the graph shows.  A quick look at the vertical axis reveals that the gun deaths are counted from top (0) to bottom (800).  The highest peaks are the fewest gun deaths and the lowest ones are the most.  A rise in the line, in other words, reveals a reduction in gun deaths.  The graph on the right — flipped both horizontally and vertically — is more intuitive to most: a rising line reflects a rise in the number of gun deaths and a dropping a drop.

The proper conclusion, then, is that gun deaths skyrocketed after Stand Your Ground was enacted.

This example is a great reminder that we bring our own assumptions to our reading of any illustration of data.  The original graph may have broken convention, making the intuitive read of the image incorrect, but the data is, presumably, sound.  It’s our responsibility, then, to always do our due diligence in absorbing information.  The alternative is to be duped.

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

En cuanto lo descubran los medios españoles, estamos allí. Me quedo con: “It’s our responsibility, then, to always do our due diligence in absorbing information.  The alternative is to be duped.”

EU court rejects requirement to keep data of telecom users | Reuters

Mientras la NSA los guarda por si le fallan estos detallitos….

EU court rejects requirement to keep data of telecom users | Reuters

Mientras la NSA los guarda por si le fallan estos detallitos….

Is Graph Theory Key to Understanding Big Data? | Innovation Insights | Wired.com

Por Dr. Roy Marsten, who has authored more than 30 papers on computational optimization and mathematics, is Chief Scientist at Emcien.

Is Graph Theory Key to Understanding Big Data? | Innovation Insights | Wired.com

Por Dr. Roy Marsten, who has authored more than 30 papers on computational optimization and mathematics, is Chief Scientist at Emcien.

300,000 compromised accounts available on Pastebin: just the tip of cybercrime iceberg


Most frequent compromised emails posted on Pastebin

Diagram 2: Most frequent compromised emails posted on Pastebin

300,000 compromised accounts available on Pastebin: just the tip of cybercrime iceberg

Is Data Security Awareness Training Effective? | LinkedIn

"A recent article in CIO explores the question: Is data security awareness training effective?

The answer: Yes. “

Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Security Awareness Program:

"There are many benefits an organization will enjoy when it makes those improvements, not the least of which is the budget justification for creating a security awareness program that help will boost security effectiveness overall. Martin Sadler, Director of Security at HP Labs, summed them up thusly: "Organizations that have achieved a high level of security effectiveness are better able to identify major data breaches, secure confidential information, limit physical access to data storage devices, and achieve compliance with legal and self-regulatory frameworks. They are also in a better position to attract and retain high-quality security personnel and enforce corporate policies.""

Is Data Security Awareness Training Effective? | LinkedIn

"A recent article in CIO explores the question: Is data security awareness training effective?

The answer: Yes. “

Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Security Awareness Program:

"There are many benefits an organization will enjoy when it makes those improvements, not the least of which is the budget justification for creating a security awareness program that help will boost security effectiveness overall. Martin Sadler, Director of Security at HP Labs, summed them up thusly: "Organizations that have achieved a high level of security effectiveness are better able to identify major data breaches, secure confidential information, limit physical access to data storage devices, and achieve compliance with legal and self-regulatory frameworks. They are also in a better position to attract and retain high-quality security personnel and enforce corporate policies.""

2014 PCI Report | Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Daniel Martí @daniel3: La generación como contexto en un trabajo escolar

Computer geeks as loners? Data says otherwise

"Sixty-two percent of tech workers are married, according to 2012 American Community Survey (ACS) data analyzed by Computerworld. The rate for the entire population? 51%, a Pew Research Center analysis of 2010 Census data says.

Tech workers’ marital status is on par with other white-collar professions, including finance (62%), law (62%), medicine (61%) and education, the Computerworld ACS analysis found — perhaps as much due to age or income as career. “

Google : Behind the Numbers | Social Media Today