big data


College students

Do you know what your college is doing with your data?

Sep 25, 2014
Schools collect loads of student data, but it's not always clear where it goes.
Posted In: big data, student data, higher ed

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