News and notes from Pacific Standard staff and contributors.
We spoke with social-science ethicists about how well Facebook's initiative appears to protect users' privacy. They're skeptical, but still eager to see Facebook data studied.
Until we find more certainty regarding how cybersecurity statistics are reported, we won't be to able to fully understand the scope of the problem.
After collecting thousands of data points from a crowdsourced initiative, the Virginia Institute for Marine Science created maps that will improve regional flooding predictions.
A collection of East African nations are working together to curb the economically and environmentally harmful practice.
It has gotten to the point that no official count of pregnancy-related deaths in this country or official maternal mortality rate even exists.
The gaps in data damage efforts to understand the nature and scope of violence driven by racial and religious hatred.
Donald Trump’s “law and order” mantra reveals a significant problem in how we assess our safety at home.
The National Security Agency has your data. Is there a way to use it that won't further violate your privacy?
For roughly 30 years the FBI has virtually ignored a system meant to help cops track the behavioral patterns of violent criminals.
Type 1 diabetes management is hard work, and any misstep could spell disaster. New advances in Big Data could ease the burden.
Inside the promising marriage between data and health care: How health quantification could alleviate Parkinson's symptoms and improve the lives of Type 1 diabetics.