U.S. Joins Global Effort On Open Data
Publicly accessible data can add trillions of dollars in value to global economies such as education, says U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy.
How Google Flu Trends Blew It
Last year, Google Flu Trends made a mountain out of a molehill by overestimating the incidence of influenza. Blame the media.
Why HealthCare.gov Failed
Experts say a lack of consumer-centric development and user testing led to the disastrous rollout of the government's Obamacare portal.
How To Stop Data Copy Sprawl
A shotgun approach to backups can lead to copy sprawl -- and weakened security should you ever need to identify the latest data to restore after a loss.
Government Shutdown Damage May Linger
Federal agencies and IT contractors are still assessing the fallout from the shutdown on their operations, but initial figures point to high costs.
Big Data FAQ: Separating Signal From Noise
Author Phil Simon answers the most frequently asked questions on the impact of big data on small businesses and individuals, the role of data scientists and the continuing importance of human intuition.
Do Smartphone Sensors Present Security Risk?
Variations in how different smartphone accelerometers record data raise concerns that advertisers, intelligence agencies or others could use this information to identify individual devices.