Citizens can be recruited in addressing data deficits.
Canada's data deficit represents an absence of information; however, just as crucial is the deficit in the skills required to analyze collected data.
Civilian casualty counts are a powerful tool for propaganda – and for establishing peace.
Since 2008, Landsat data has been free for the world to use, spurring new applications and scientific research. But that door could soon slam shut.
New England Patriots CEO Robert Kraft's criminal charges in a suspected sex trafficking case draw new attention to this illicit underground economy.
A new act requires that all nonsensitive government data be made available publicly by January 2020. But the plan could open up new privacy issues.
Data is essential for proper planning, budgeting and implementation of health care policies.
Satellites hundreds of miles overheard are helping scientists to predict drought, track floods and see how climate change is changing access to water resources.
Data science is going to grow over the coming decades and requires trained graduates who can handle the work.
Kenya needs to tread carefully. It must avoid placing the country's security ahead of people's privacy rights.
Every device that you use, every company you do business with, every online account you create – they all collect data about you and analyze it to figure out minute details of your life.
Polls suggest that the majority of Americans think climate change is real, is caused by humans and needs to be addressed. But climate change isn't a priority when Americans go to vote.
As Trump prepares to deliver his delayed State of the Union address, here's what four economists had to say about the state of the union.
Hospitals are now required to post their prices online. This approach is unlikely to change US health care – but better price transparency tools could actually reduce costs.
The government collects reams of economic data that are vital to the functioning of companies, policymakers and even families.
The European Union has issued its first fine, cracking down on companies that misuse users' personal data. Why hasn't the US taken a similarly strong approach?
Blockchain technologies can support users in controlling access to their data through smart contracts that both empower and protect users.
If left unchecked, invasions of privacy enabled by technology could put every human right at risk, and on a scale that would be truly terrifying.
Estimates of modern slavery vary widely, whether they try to pin down numbers in the U.S., across the globe or just in certain industries.
Law enforcement officials aren't trained in recognizing hate crimes, leaving national numbers on these attacks unreliable.