big data


Four ways the web is helping TV advertising

Sep 16, 2014
Big data isn't killing TV ads, it's making them more targeted and less annoying
Posted In: television, advertising, big data

It's not you, it's my cost-benefit calculations

Sep 8, 2014
A commentary from McSweeney's.
Posted In: Commentary, humor, big data

How to sell your private data - if you really want to

Aug 27, 2014
There are a bunch of new ways you can sell your own data for profit.
Posted In: big data, consumer data, data privacy

To prevent crime, predict it

Aug 27, 2014
How looking at data to predict crime trends can help -- or harm -- citizens.
Posted In: big data, police, data
Police and citizen

Bringing accountability to police through data

Aug 26, 2014
How the use of data collection and analysis tools could improve policing.
Posted In: police, big data, government data

Beyond ad clicks: using 'Big Data' for social good

Aug 22, 2014
One professor is trying to get the best data scientists to tackle social problems.
Posted In: big data

Jawbone tracks big cities' 'Zzz's

Aug 15, 2014
The Wall Street Journal visualized hundreds of Up users' sleep schedules.
Posted In: wearable, big data, sleep
Doctors in Guinea

Tracking Ebola through online data

Aug 12, 2014
How an online data collection program has changed the way we track disease.
Posted In: Ebola, public health, big data

Who has better online privacy? The U.S. or EU?

Aug 8, 2014
The EU approach to privacy is like a blanket. In the U.S., it's a patchwork quilt.
Posted In: privacy, online privacy, big data, European Union

This headline was plagiarized, please don't Google it

Jul 31, 2014
The bright line between stealing ideas, pre-Internet and post-Internet.
Posted In: plagiarism, big data, Benny Johnson, buzzfeed, Internet