Data

The Pentagon is Spending Big on RFID Tech

The military is spending millions on RFID to track supplies, vehicles and other shipments, and recently exercised a second option on a $102 million RFID contract.

How Baltimore and Tulsa Are Using Data to Foster Community

“The great thing people need to understand about data—and this was the incorrect understanding I had at first—is it is not about efficiency,” said Tulsa’s mayor.

Jack Dorsey Thinks Twitter Needs to Gauge the Intent of Fake News Before Taking Action

It is unclear how Twitter plans on identifying the intent behind specific tweets.

The DEA And ICE Are Hiding Surveillance Cameras In Streetlights

It’s unclear where the streetlight cameras have been installed, or where the next deployments will take place.

These Brutal Reviews of Facebook’s Portal Device Show Why No One Wants it in Their Home

Facebook insists that it’s not listening or watching the whole time, but many don't believe the company.

Draft Federal Data Strategy Too ‘Unwieldy’ to Implement, Stakeholders Say

Stakeholders who use, generate and rely on federal data got a chance to speak directly to fellows working on the strategy set for release next year.

We Tested Facebook’s Ad Screeners and Some Were Too Strict

The platform mistook a disabled veterans fundraiser for a political ad.

Transportation Wants to Use Data to Predict Accidents and Make Roads Safer

The Transportation Department collects a wealth of data on traffic accidents but can't present it in the most impactful way to policymakers.

Google Introduces New Security Push For User Accounts

These are small tweaks to close out Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

China Is Exporting Its Digital Surveillance Methods to African Governments

The country is providing a mix of official training and infrastructure.