information access

  • Relying on big data about job candidates doesn't make for a good hiring process, says Nick Corcodilos. Photo by Flickr user Infocux Technologies.
    May 31, 2014  

    The Federal Trade Commission issued a report this week suggesting consumer protections be put in place to combat the collection and selling of consumer information. “Big data” companies collect and sell billions of bits of information about all aspects of consumers’ online lives, including online browsing, purchases, income and even religious and political affiliations. Amy Schatz of Re/code joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington for more. Continue reading

  • April 9, 2009  

    A new electronic medical records system for military personnel is meant to be a model for improving health care nationwide. Analysts discuss the program’s cost and efficiency. Continue reading