By Jeff Jonas, published February 19, 2019 Let’s say I consider my personal address book private — which is true. Let’s say that you consider your address book private too. Then riddle me this: If we agree to find all the people we know in common, and only this subset of people, how can we accomplish this ...
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By Jeff Jonas, published February 12, 2019 I’m excited to share our recently published white paper entitled "Uniquely Senzing." The paper discusses six areas where our Senzing real-time AI for entity resolution stands out from the other 50+ commercially available entity resolution products. The paper covers the following six areas of uniqueness: Purpose-built AI for ...
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By Jeff Jonas, published January 29, 2019 Some organizations are over-cleaning their data, which makes some systems less intelligent. To be clear: By bad data I am not talking about a date placed in the name field or a phone field containing the phrase “who put the ear muffs on the cookie?” By bad data ...
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By Jeff Jonas, published January 22, 2019 I once found myself at a major financial institution learning about their fraud detection system. As they proudly highlighted the system’s 10,000 custom alerting rules, I could not help but think to myself: "WOW! This system detects exactly 10,000 things, no more, no less. Any slight fraud variation ...
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By Jeff Jonas, published January 15, 2019 Interested in knowing what peculiarity occurs in aggregated data sets? If not, ignore this post. When I’m asked which are the single best attributes to use when multiple attributes are known e.g., best name and best address, I respond, “There is no one answer, the truth is in ...
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By Jeff Jonas, published January 1, 2019 Over a 45 day period I got rid of almost everything I owned. I’m now a nomadic CEO, running my company from wherever I need or want to be. It all began when I realized I had boxes of stuff under my bed and in the garage that ...
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By Kristine Masopust, published December 18, 2018 Slip and fall fraud costs U.S. businesses approximately $2 billion annually. Further, according to the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor, insurance fraud as a whole, costs U.S. taxpayers $80 billion annually. While some fraudsters get caught, the clever ones go undetected because they have real skills. Let’s ...
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By Jeff Jonas, published December 10, 2018 Inspired by the 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, I wanted to blog about the PbD history and features of Senzing. For over a decade we have been building Privacy by Design into the Senzing technology and we’re starting to see great examples of it in ...
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By Deepak Rangarao of IBM Analytics/Ecosystem, published October 22, 2018 This is our first guest blog on Senzing.com. Identity fraud isn’t a new topic. It costs government agencies/businesses a lot of money. As shown above, it is important to look proactively for scenarios where one person is pretending to be different people to benefit from ...
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By Jeff Jonas, published October 9, 2018 Backstory on how I came upon the name Senzing: initially I thought the perfect company name would be “Sensemaking.” Our specialty, Entity Resolution, is a critical component in helping organizations make sense of the world. To my dismay, sensemaking.com was already owned.  I attempted to buy this domain, ...
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By Jeff Jonas, published October 1, 2018 By “federated search” I mean individually searching each system in an attempt to locate records meeting certain criteria, e.g., records about “Liz Reston.” Federated search is like going to the library for a specific book and, instead of searching for its location in the index, looking for the ...
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By Jeff Jonas, published September 10, 2018 When it comes to fraud and other criminal acts, many organizations are barely catching the idiots, let alone the really bad guys. The idiots are not so important, since they’re likely to run out of gas on the way to the operation or take a wet match to ...
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