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In a data breach, the names, emails and addresses of some 37 million users of the extramarital-affairs site Ashley Madison have been leaked.

Ashley Madison user information leaks

Aug 19, 2015
The myth of privacy on the Web has been exploded once and for all.
Posted In: data, Hacks, ashley madison, data privacy
Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta (L) testifying before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee about the OPM data breach in June. Archuleta resigned last week over the hacking.

Could those OPM hacks lead to security updates?

Jul 16, 2015
Some officials affected by the breach have the power to budget for improvements.
Posted In: OPM, data, social security numbers
Women and single people get a little more sleep each night on average than men and married people, respectively.

The economics.... of sleep?

Jul 16, 2015
'Early to bed, early to rise' really does have a wealth effect, researchers find.
Posted In: wages, sleep, survey, data, freakonomics

In police killings, numbers are scarce or inaccurate

May 15, 2015
Why is it so hard to get these life and death numbers?
Posted In: homicides, police, data
cell phone use

What's the hang-up with collecting phone data?

May 15, 2015
We put the spy practice through a cost-benefit analysis.
Posted In: data, NSA leaks, telephone records

How much are our feelings worth?

May 15, 2015
New consumer sentiment numbers come out tomorrow – and they’re not (all) free.
Posted In: data, consumer sentiment, consumers
Equal Pay Day serves as a reminder of the wage gap that exists between men and women.

A look at the gender wage gap across the US

Apr 14, 2015
Data show varying levels of pay disparity between men and women across the U.S.
Posted In: pay gap, gender, data
Doctors face serious limitations in sharing patient information to improve patient health.

In world of health data, enemies may become friends

Mar 10, 2015
Sharing patient information is a key to improving patient health.
Posted In: ACOs, hospitals, data, health care
Cisco CEO John Chambers, one of the many, many CEOs named John.

Among CEOs, women are outnumbered by men named John

Mar 2, 2015
On the S&P, there are four Johns, Roberts Williams or Jameses for every female CEO
Posted In: gender equality, ceo, data
There are many factors involved in the fluctuation of oil prices.

Why oil prices move up and down so much

Feb 26, 2015
Predicting global supply and demand is enormously complicated
Posted In: oil prices, traders, data, oil markets

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