Open Data: Privacy vs. Innovation

With a countless number of avenues in which we can find data, it can be difficult to differentiate between credible and illegitimate sources. The Internet at large is an information platform, where accurate facts are lost in a jungle of fictitious data. Open data is the transparent and accessible flow of researched information, allowing new data to be universally available with permission to reuse or redistribute the data. The number of available government and scientific information has skyrocketed ad infinitum. These datasets have empowered citizens, government agencies, and researchers to…

Why Malaysia Airlines’ Future Looks Doubtful

March 8th, 2015 marks the one-year anniversary since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 mysteriously disappeared over the South China Sea. Departing from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the Boeing 777, carrying 227 passengers and 12 crewmembers, was scheduled to land in Beijing Capital International Airport. Shortly after MH370’s disappearance, the Malaysian government provided little to no information to the families affected and to the public. If Ho Chi Minh Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) had operated according to protocol, then they should have alerted Kuala Lumpar ATC within the first five minutes of…