Data Mining

Report: Trust in Data, Computing Power Are Keys to Embracing Emerging Tech

Agencies should strengthen endpoints to handle new technologies like AI and extended reality, a report suggests.

A Facebook Co-Founder Says Facebook Should Pay Us For Our Data

“Data is the common wealth that we’re all creating for the future century."

The Most Important Exchange of the Zuckerberg Hearing

The Facebook CEO’s defense of data collection is slipperier than it seems.

Facebook Is Changing the Way it Handles Your Data—Here’s How

It’s the largest set of changes to Facebook’s terms of service in years.

Facebook Just Blocked This Cambridge Analytica Affiliate. Why Does It Still Have a State Department Contract?

Strategic Communications Laboratories worked with Cambridge Analytica, which reportedly used social-media data to target likely Trump voters.

The 'Genome Hacker' Who Mapped a 13-Million-Person Family Tree

Huge crowdsourced genealogy databases are inspiring new genetics research.

The City That Remembers Everything

The smart city is moving beyond cameras and microphones to stranger surveillance tools.

Google Is Using 46 Billion Data Points to Predict the Medical Outcomes of Hospital Patients

Google hopes to predict your medical outcome as soon as you’re admitted to the hospital.

At Amazon's New Checkout-Free Store, Shopping Feels Like Shoplifting

Customers can walk in, grab what they want, and walk out—all while being monitored by a sophisticated system of cameras.

Apple’s iCloud Service in China Will Be Managed by a Data Firm Started by the Government

With so much of its business—both in sales and manufacturing—in China, Apple has stay on Beijing’s good side.