🚗 🚙 Turn your trusty old car into trustworthy journalism Learn more

Nielsen's agreement to use Amazon viewer data in football ratings is a first

Aug 24, 2023
Streaming services changed the way people watched TV. Now they're changing the way ratings agencies like Nielsen count viewers.
As streaming becomes an increasingly popular way to watch shows like "Thursday Night Football," it's changing the way ratings data is collected and shared with advertisers.
Cooper Neill/Getty Images

Complying with California's new privacy law is a big deal for employers

Jan 2, 2023
Employers collect a lot of data on workers beyond the basics: surveillance footage, emails, facial recognition. Now, they have to account for all of it.
Human resources files, emails and other information must now be accounted for under California's expanded consumer privacy law.
dusanpetkovic/Getty Images

S&P Global buys IHS Markit in $44B deal for data companies

Nov 30, 2020
Data collection has become pivotal on Wall Street as algorithms and high-speed trading overtake the traditional picking of stocks.
Douglas Peterson, S&P Global CEO, will hold that title at the combined company.
Eric Piermont/AFP via Getty Images

FCC set to fine big telecom companies for selling location data. Is $200 million enough?

Feb 28, 2020
Two hundred million dollars sounds like a lot of cash, but it's just a drop in the bucket for many multinationals companies.
Alex Wong/Getty Images

U.S. to publish economic data on Puerto Rico for the first time

Mar 5, 2019
On foot of concerns that numbers from Puerto Rico itself could be flawed, the U.S. government is preparing to release gross domestic product data on the U.S. territory for the first time. We took a look at what the adjusted financial data could mean for the island as it continues to recover from Hurricane Maria […]
The U.S. government is going to release gross domestic product data on Puerto Rico for the first time because there's concern that numbers from the U.S.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

What's behind Apple's Didi investment?

May 13, 2016
It might be about gaining ground in China or about driverless cars. Or both.
A taxi driver uses the Didi Chuxing app while driving along a street in Guilin, in China's southern Guangxi region.

Tallying the return investments in medical records

Apr 13, 2015
The feds say they aren't getting their money's worth.

For public good, not for profit.

How your car's computers can spy on you

Nov 14, 2014
Auto makers issue privacy standards for the data that cars collect.