New Tech Is Fundamentally Changing the Power Balance Between Police and the Public
The NYC subway saboteur gazed into the surveillance state. What looked back?
Here's What You'll Learn in a College Class on Calling Bullshit
The course, offered at the University of Washington, teaches that the proliferation of algorithms and data is making misinformation more widespread.
Growing Up on Social Media, We Learned About Ourselves. Facebook Learned More.
A Facebook event planned seven years in advance became observational comedy about the weird geography of a world built by Palo Alto coders.
The Role of Big Data in Science's Reproducibility Crisis
The reproducibility crisis is driven, in part, by invalid statistical analyses that are from data-driven hypotheses.
The Importance of Accessibility in Data Visualizations
As big data rises in prominence, it's time to consider turning quantitative data into a qualitative experience for those with a temporary or permanent loss of sight.
Amazon Markets Surveillance Technology to Law Enforcement
Amazon, one of many tech companies that have called for reform of government surveillance, is selling facial recognition services to cops.
Big Data’s Impending Struggle to Combat Climate Change
Saving the planet and addressing climate change now hinges on a massive data puzzle.
The Future of Work: Stop the Stealing and Pay Us for Our Online Data
The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.
How Social Media Can Help Natural-Disaster Victims
It's a lot of information overload, but there's some useful stuff in there too.
Your Cell Phone Data Shows How Much You Hang Out With Friends
Even in this Internet age, it's a lot.
The Ethical Risks of Detecting Disease Outbreaks With Big Data
The stakes of the analysis are much higher when lives are on the line.
Survive and Thrive: How Big Data Is Transforming Health Care, Part I
It's becoming easier to track health data for our own casual use. But for some people—like Ph.D student Maria Qadri, a Type 1 diabetic—it could have a huge impact on quality of life.