In the US, poverty is measured by income level. But that measure misses many other aspects of poverty – like unemployment, poor health and a lack of health insurance.
A study of over 700,000 state and local drug arrests shows that two out of three cases involve a small amount of illegal drugs.
The people who get the most out of self-tracking tend to be 'systematic thinkers' who search for meaning in patterns.
History shows that when government elites believe that there is a risk that they may lose control of the capital, they escalate targeted violence against civilians.
The Fed said it's ready to act to 'sustain the expansion.' The latest jobs report suggests it may have to act soon.
Social biases in digital tech create racist face recognition software and sexist hiring tools, but more data collection isn't the answer.
In 2010, approximately 1 million children under the age of 5 were not counted in the census. That meant less state funding for critical services like Early Head Start and SNAP.
US schools now collect detailed data on their students. But teachers and parents need to think carefully about how that data is used – and what it shows, or doesn't show, about a student.
New research reveals that many 19- to 24-year-olds are highly concerned about how organisations collect and use their data. This could be the beginning of a significant push back.
States like California have been at the forefront of privacy innovation in recent decades. A possible federal law could bring their experimentation to a halt, harming consumers.
The number of births in the US is down 2% – to what the CDC calls 'the lowest number of births in 32 years.' This drop brings the US more in line with its peers.
MySpace users were recently shocked to learn that the company lost 50 million user files. It's a harsh lesson in not leaving your intellectual property unprotected on the information superhighway.
Since #MeToo, the number of women and men who say that they've been sexually assaulted or harassed in recent months has not changed much.
Uber's IPO will value the company at more than $80 billion, yet the data it collects on its users may be worth even more – and creates the potential for dangerous manipulation.
How did we become so submissive to a condition of constant surveillance that – except in spy movies or paranoid delusions – would have been considered preposterous a few decades ago?
The drumbeat of data breaches and the growing problem of identity theft disproportionately harm low-income Americans.
Something about Netflix's business model just doesn't add up – unless you look at the streaming service as a massive data collection company.
Farming data collected by governments, agribusinesses and banks is regulated in a piecemeal fashion, and ends up beyond the reach of farmers.
People who are 65 and up can expect to live longer than ever before. Does it make sense to keep classifying everyone in this group as old? A pair of demographers argue for 'age inflation.'
When a city scores badly on "liveability", it can put serious pressure on city leaders – but do these rankings really help improve life for local people?