On websites like Facebook, our selves are not more free; they are more owned. And they are owned because we are now made of data.
We offer nine tips to foil hackers, online trackers, data brokers and other menaces.
The site shows users how Facebook categorizes them. It doesn’t reveal the data it is buying about their offline lives.
A data scientist’s experiment reveals surprising information about interconnected smart devices.
Corporations are increasingly relying on algorithms to make business decisions, a practice that raises new legal questions.
Excessive reliance on data could influence even well-meaning politicians to lose sight of small-d democratic goals.
In theory, the changeover from paper to email should make government more transparent. But two New York politicos are showing that the era of Big Data does not necessarily mean the public gets a better view of its government.
Barack Obama “makes George W. Bush and Richard Nixon look good by comparison," Truthdig's editor-in-chief told Salon in an interview about his new book, “They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy.”
Whatever your views, you should want government programs to achieve what they set out to do.
Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society has long received funding from Google, but a filing shows the university recently pledged to use the money only for non-privacy research. Academics say such promises are problematic.