As microprocessors have grown increasingly powerful and memory storage increasingly inexpensive, the analysis of extremely large datasets to discover patterns and associations that would otherwise remain elusive has been dubbed big data. This type of analysis has been used in fields ranging from science and medicine to business and the military.
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.
2019 is the year the world turned on big tech
Everything is watching, analyzing, and listening to your digital life.
Report: Barr wants tech antitrust probe wrapped up in 2020
The Justice Department's probe was announced earlier this year
Senate Democrats propose sweeping online privacy bill
The bill aims to give consumers more control over the data collected by tech companies.
These congresswomen want a new federal agency to start protecting online privacy
The bill calls for establishing a new federal agency.
Senators push for social media data portability
The bill would target companies with more than 100 million active monthly users in the U.S.
White House proposing ‘Minority Report’-style office to use data to predict crime
The idea was not met well with people online.
Cambridge Analytica whistleblower is now working for H&M
Wylie is supposed to help the retail giant cater to consumers using data and AI.
Congress quietly snuck a major data privacy act into its spending bill
Internet rights groups have called the bill 'dangerous.'
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.
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.
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.
From insurance to surveillance: Experts debate privacy in the age of Big Data
'Data itself is not bad. It's the use that's bad.'
This startup can tell you almost everything you want to know about your dog
Get to know man's best friend.
Big-data researchers believe they have figured out Banksy’s real identity
The implications are troubling.
Big data poses a threat to democracy
Tech companies have an important role to play in revitalizing democracy.
Americans are all over the map when it comes to privacy trade-offs
Amid concerns about data privacy and security, Americans stick to technology that offers them tangible benefits.