The Analytics of Old Europe — Part 2

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The “Rolling Thunder Analytics Tour 2010” of Europe is over, and it was something of a blur. Eight cities in two weeks (counting Savannah, where I started week one). But despite my tiredness on the flight back home, it was a rich experience. I heard (and tried to respond to) perhaps a couple hundred questions [...]

Are Credit Card Company Analytics Going Too Far?

The New York Times recently reported on activities by credit card companies scouring card holders’ purchasing activities looking not only for possible fraudulent purchases but also contextual signs that they might be likely to fail to make their payments. The company has been looking at home prices in your area, the type of mortgage lender [...]