Data

Facebook Does Have to Respect Civil-Rights Legislation, After All

Activists just won a landmark case against the social network.

White House Takes Important Step to Accelerate AI Adoption

It’s hard to overstate AI’s importance: It’s the biggest commercial opportunity in the world right now.

Federal Contractor Numbering System Gets First New Managing Vendor After 20 Years

The DUNS number—a unique ID for organizations doing business with the government—will be phased out in favor of a new identifier with a new name and vendor.

Getting Leaders Onboard for Data Governance

Everyone from top to bottom should be working toward a culture of data stewardship.

Facial Recognition Bill Would Ban Companies From Sharing Your Face Without Consent

A bipartisan bill introduced this week would strengthen consumer protections around facial recognition technology.

Proposed Rule Would Force Health Care Providers to Share Records Electronically

For millions of Americans, accessing their health records is an onerous task. A new rule could change that.

Agencies Can Do Better by Collecting Data with Purpose

There’s a difference between having data and having useful data, federal officials said.

Labor Department Creates Chief Data Officer Position

In addition to a CDO, the agency will establish a data board—both in accordance with the OPEN Government Data Act.

How to Make Mobility Work for Government

As organizations experience the tension between intended security and de facto mobility, workers are growing frustrated, and government agencies are falling behind.

An App For Mapping Crime, or Urban Paranoia?

The crime-tracking app Citizen, which recently launched in Baltimore, alerts users to danger nearby. Where some critics see risks, others see a tool for empowerment.

Your Health Data Are a Gold Mine for Advertisers

In the hospital and at home, illness data can be lucrative.

A Startup Wants to Turn Your City’s Trash Into a Heap of Big Data

One company hopes to create an “Internet of Garbage,” with the promise to bring better logistics to municipal waste.

Survey: RSA Attendees Plan to Spend More on Mobile Security in the Coming Year

Most employees access corporate data on mobile devices through public Wi-Fi networks, according to a new survey.

NOAA Celebrates Weather Satellite Removal From GAO’s High Risk List

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration successfully navigated a major challenge to one of its weather satellite systems that could have derailed U.S. weather forecasting.