Where data and drugs intersect

Nov 13, 2015
Lizzie recorded this conversation onstage at the Fast Company Innovation Festival.
Posted In: data, medicine, drugs
Companies use weather data to make critical investment decisions.

Weather information is big business

Oct 28, 2015
IBM bids for data from Companies need this information, too.
Posted In: weather, data, investments
The first estimate for Q2 GDP showed growth at 2.3 percent. A second estimate indicated a 3.7 percent growth.

GDP revisions — Who cares? Why bother?

Sep 25, 2015
Growth estimates are tweaked twice, but the markets have long-since digested that old news.
Posted In: GDP, statistics, data

Encryption and privacy are priorities for tech firms

Sep 9, 2015
Microsoft, Apple fight in court to protect emails abroad and mobile devices.
Posted In: data, tech companies, Microsoft, apple, encryption, spying
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