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2 million people’s private data exposed in breach of student loan provider Nelnet—days after site crashed

It's been a rough week for Nelnet.

On Aug 30, 2022 by Camryn Garza

Andrew Yang Data Dividend Project

Andrew Yang wants people to get paid for data collected by tech giants

Yang advocated for data property during his 2020 presidential campaign.

On Jun 22, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

FCC Fines Phone Location Data

FCC proposes $200 million fine for T-Mobile, others over data sharing

One FCC commissioner called the fines 'a day late and a dollar short.'

On Feb 28, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

ISPs Sue Maine Digital Privacy Law

Maine implemented a strict privacy law—corporations are now claiming it violates their free speech

The suit claims the law infringes on their First Amendment rights.

On Feb 19, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

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2019 is the year the world turned on big tech

Everything is watching, analyzing, and listening to your digital life.

On Dec 22, 2019 by Mikael Thalen

William Barr Big Tech Antitrust Investigation

Report: Barr wants tech antitrust probe wrapped up in 2020

The Justice Department's probe was announced earlier this year

On Dec 12, 2019 by Andrew Wyrich

Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act

Senate Democrats propose sweeping online privacy bill

The bill aims to give consumers more control over the data collected by tech companies.

On Nov 26, 2019 by Andrew Wyrich

Online Privacy Act of 2019 Eshoo Lofgren

These congresswomen want a new federal agency to start protecting online privacy

The bill calls for establishing a new federal agency.

On Nov 5, 2019 by Andrew Wyrich

ACCESS Act Blumenthal Warner Hawley

Senators push for social media data portability

The bill would target companies with more than 100 million active monthly users in the U.S.

On Oct 22, 2019 by Andrew Wyrich

Donald Trump HARPA Proposal

White House proposing ‘Minority Report’-style office to use data to predict crime

The idea was not met well with people online.

On Aug 22, 2019 by Andrew Wyrich

christopher wylie cambridge analytica h&m

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower is now working for H&M

Wylie is supposed to help the retail giant cater to consumers using data and AI.

On Feb 3, 2019 by Stephanie Fillion

Handcuffs on ethernet cables on keyboard CLOUD Act

Congress quietly snuck a major data privacy act into its spending bill

Internet rights groups have called the bill 'dangerous.'

On Mar 23, 2018 by Andrew Wyrich

Gonzaga March Madness

The math professor whose research team beat you at March Madness

Dr. Tim Chartier and the analytics community picked Gonzaga to win the NCAA men's hoops tournament. You should have, too.

On Apr 3, 2017 by Ramon Ramirez

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Google, H&M partner up to create custom dresses based on your data

After using an app for a week, you'll get a custom dress design you can purchase.

On Feb 7, 2017 by Christina Bonnington

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The NFL’s best coach says he doesn’t know anything about metrics

Chances are, Bill Belichick knows all about what he claims not to know.

On Nov 18, 2016 by Josh Katzowitz