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BABY!
BABY!

The Targets of Mobile Apps: Your Health, Your Ancestors, and Your Baby

Researchers at Yale Privacy Lab analyzed the existence of a hidden economy of trackers packaged into many of the most popular apps in Google Play.
Michael Kwet
Sean O’Brien
12.14.17
HOTY2017
HOTY2017

The Marine Biologist Using Big Data to Protect Ocean Wildlife

Douglas McCauley works with tools like Global Fishing Watch to engage the public in the future of the oceans.
Becky Ferreira
12.8.17
Dystopia Now
Dystopia Now

Dubai Wants to Use Data to Become the 'Happiest City on Earth'

Dr. Aisha Butti Bin Bishr, director of Smart Dubai, tells us about the city's efforts to harvest customer data to improve government services. But who defines what happiness is?
Grennan Milliken
5.27.17
digital divide
digital divide

Digital Surveillance Is Class Warfare

The poor are victimized by devices and the companies who profit from them.
Jordan Pearson
5.15.17
Big health
Big health

Google’s Handling of Public Health Data Should Serve as a Cautionary Tale, Report Says

Academic paper assesses DeepMind’s ‘inexcusable’ approach to British patients’ data privacy.
Ben Sullivan
3.17.17
Trumping
Trumping

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down

Psychologist Michal Kosinski developed a method to analyze people in minute detail based on their Facebook activity. Did a similar tool help propel Donald Trump to victory? Two reporters from Zurich-based Das Magazin went data-gathering.​
Hannes Grassegger & Mikael Krogerus
1.28.17
Big data
Big data

Researchers Accurately Predicted the Future of a Quantum System

In a big step forward for quantum applications, big data could be used to fix quantum systems before they break.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.15.17
Big data
Big data

Big Data's Unexplored Frontier: Recorded Music

The open-source Digital Music Lab aims to fill a hole in the Big Data frontier.
Michael Byrne
1.8.17
Big data
Big data

Meet the Farm Hackers Working to Make Growing Food More Efficient

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are working out ways to make the farm of the future as efficient as possible.
Samantha Cole
1.6.17
privacy
privacy

The Hidden Power of the Privacy Policy, the Text We All Ignore

The recent saga Evernote faced with its privacy policy proves the document’s necessity. But did you know there’s no single federal law mandating its use?
Ernie Smith
12.19.16
News
News

Twitch Commenters Talk About Games on Men’s Streams, 'Boobs' on Women’s

A new study quantifies Twitch's sexism problem.
Jordan Pearson
11.23.16
Technology
Technology

How Companies Are Using Technology to Make Workers 'Happy' in Their Crappy Jobs

Call center jobs are about to get a lot "friendlier," and maybe a lot more creepy too.
Mark Mann
9.5.16