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Hospitals are sharing data to save lives

Feb 14, 2014
Sharing data and best practices have caused dramatic savings
Posted In: health care, Health, hospitals, big data, data

Could AT&T’s 'sponsored data' plans kill public radio?

Jan 7, 2014
Or will it just drive consumers nuts with invasive ads?
Posted In: AT&T, data, net neutrality

Who will own the internet?

Dec 17, 2013
Tech companies are taking ownership -- and control -- of everything from the cloud to dark fiber.
Posted In: telecom, data, servers

As holiday shopping ramps up, so does data tracking

Nov 26, 2013
Retailers are increasingly using data tracking to figure out what you want to buy.
Posted In: consumer profiling, data tracking, data, shopping

What can Google do?

Sep 9, 2013
Google says it’s going to boost its encryption efforts to better safeguard our data. It can't promise to keep us totally secure, but the effort's worth plenty of PR points.
Posted In: encryption, data, Google

Police can your track cellphone's location, but you knew that already...didn't you?

Jul 31, 2013
If police want to track your movements using old calls you made on your cellphone, they can get the information from your cellphone company without a warrant.
Posted In: Cellphones, surveillance, data, privacy

Big Data developers nonplussed by Snowden

Jun 26, 2013
At a Big Data industry conference in London, many industry experts find Edward Snowden's information dump unsurprising.
Posted In: big data, Snowden, nsa, data

Should the NSA send you a check when they wiretap you?

Jun 17, 2013
Computer scientist Jaron Lanier has a market solution for the NSA's wiretapping needs -- and it involves taking out the agency's checkbook.
Posted In: nsa, data, online security

Storage scores: 90% of world's data produced in last two years

Jun 3, 2013
According to the Chamber of Commerce, 90 percent of the world's data has been produced in the last two years. And that means, of course, that companies need a place to store it.
Posted In: big data, data, Tech

How hard is it to opt out of third party data collection?

May 22, 2013
A lot of businesses are buying so-called third party data to add to what they’re already collecting on you. Of course, they all say, “you can always opt out.”
Posted In: data, privacy, opt out

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