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Data Privacy, Ethics Classes Gracing University Programs

Experts at Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Cisco, Intel and other companies have been talking for years about a shortage of tech-proficient gurus who could support systems as more devices connect to the Internet. Now companies have begun to step up efforts to work with schools, so students have the education they need. For years, much of the hiring came from students who entered the United States internationally on student visas, stayed to get an education and work for a bit, and then went home to support their respective countries. Ethics and data privacy have since become major concerns. Now Carnegie Mellon University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Columbia University, among other schools, have introduced new data-science programs.

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