Noise around extreme practices drowns out how data analytics is being used in everyday ways. To really consider control of our data we must look beyond Cambridge Analytica.
It's time for a new discussion about the rules around privacy and politics in Australia – one in which the privacy interests of individuals are front and centre.
Despite scientists' initial concerns, federal climate change data sets are still available. But other documents and web pages have changed over the last year.
The US is only the 18th happiest country in the world. That's the lowest ranking since reporting began in 2012. What are policymakers doing wrong?
How should privacy be protected in a world where data is gathered and shared with increasing speed and ingenuity? Differential privacy, a new model of cyber security, provides a potential solution.
Universities could mine alumni databases to improve individual institutions' work - and raise funds.
The upcoming census, like many before it, will boil complex information on race, ethnicity and ancestry into just two questions. That leaves a lot of important information out of the data.
Gunmakers should be at the center of any discussion of the root causes of violence, and a closer look at firearms sales reveals some interesting trends.
The Department of Justice wants to add a citizenship question to the next census. That could mess up the Census Bureau's data and damage public trust in the system.
The data shows a tricky balancing act for policy makers. Interest rates will need to rise but too quickly could squash the recovery.
A new approach to gathering data from football matches which uses cybernetics and AI could help coaches spot weak links in their teams.
Many cultures still experience silence and shame around mental health issues. But that doesn't mean they don't need help.
Companies are compiling your smartphone data into shockingly intimate profiles that can be used against you.
Big data provides a rich picture of the physical city, but it won't tell us much about the social city – that's where agent-based modelling comes in.
Today, there are more refugees and displaced people than ever before. Sophisticated analytics could be a game-changer for officials on the front lines of the crisis.
Why are people from some states so much healthier than others? Despite what you may hear, it's not just about genetics or poor choices.
Life expectancy has fallen for the second time in two years. That's not supposed to happen in a rich country like the US.
Technologies for accessing information need to be somehow future-proofed.
Data ethics should pay much more attention to the social value of research
The governor of Puerto Rico has ordered a recount of the official death toll for Hurricane Maria. The real number is likely higher by the hundreds. What happened?