Online gambling collects a huge amount of data. But instead of personalising offers to keep you hooked, real-time data can be used to prevent problematic gambling behaviour.
In 38 US cities, hate crimes rose 12 percent in 2017. There were 1,038 hate crimes in the nation’s 10 largest cities – the most in more than a decade.
Biases are difficult to shed, which makes workplace diversity a powerful and necessary tool for catching unsuspected bias before it has a chance to cause damage.
People find data difficult to own – and things we don't own, we tend not to protect.
A survey shows that most Puerto Ricans didn't highly rate the official information coming out of the island. With the Institute of Statistics in trouble, the situation is likely not to improve.
Today it's estimated that we take in about five times as much information as we did 25 years ago, and that we process as much data in a day as our 15th century ancestors would have in their lifetime.
Official reports state that just 64 people died in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. The latest estimates put the real number at 4,645. How did the count go so wrong?
The number of births in the US is down 2 percent. That pops the country's 'fertility bubble' – and brings numbers closer in line with peer countries.
Digitized state records help to tell the stories of African-American prisoners in the 19th and 20th century.
You should be aware of the amount of genetic information you might disclose in a research study – and what the benefits and risks will be.
Organisations are on the losing side, especially those that rely on leveraging personal data to compete. But there will be a net benefit to consumers – and that's a good thing.
Astronomers are gathering an exponentially greater amount of data every day – so much that it will take years to uncover all the hidden signals buried in the archives.
According to one study, more than 8 million people per year die early from air pollution exposure.
The routine gathering and monetisation of vast amounts of personal data has been normalised.
Australian businesses will not be forced to comply with or fall foul of the new data regulation merely because they maintain websites accessible in the EU.
We’re at a critical moment as users of Facebook. It's our responsibility to educate ourselves about how our data is bought and sold.
When you send off a cheek swab to one of the private genome companies, you may sacrifice not just your own privacy but that of your family and your ancestors.
Facebook grapples with balancing the privacy needs of users with needs of the research community.
Canadians — and consumers around the world — have the power to hold industries accountable for misuse or unauthorized use of our data. It's time to use it.
Statistics are political – so we should question the recent drop in government estimates of British citizens living in the EU.