States this year enacted dozens of laws intended to give people greater control over who has access to their private activity and information, and where and how it is collected, stored, shared and used.
By Jen Fifield, Stateline
“They are able to use data to anticipate where a problem might occur versus waiting for a problem to occur and then reviewing it. That’s the kind of work that can happen in child protection.”…
By Laura Santhanam
Looking for love for Valentine's Day? In this Q&A, Paul Solman speaks with OkCupid co-founder Christian Rudder, author of "Dataclysm," about what works and what doesn't on online dating sites. Helpful hint for men: Learn your grammar.
By Paul Solman
Today, nearly 90 percent of employers run a check on at least some of their applicants. As more employers throughout the country use background checks to review job applicants, NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson takes a look at the job-screening process,…
By PBS NewsHour
By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News
“To think that health care is this ‘ginormous’ business that doesn’t understand costs is mind-blowing,” said Vivian Lee, senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Utah, an academic medical center with four hospitals and 1,330 physicians. In…
By PBS NewsHour
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…
By Ellen Rolfes
At its annual spring meeting in Memphis, the Republican National Committee formally launched a grassroots field program called Victory 365, which is designed to enable Republican campaigns to better use voter data across their efforts.
By Justin Scuiletti
Sony debuted a new tape format Sunday at the International Magnetics Conference in Dresden, Germany that can hold 148 gigabytes of data per square inch; shattering a previous magnetic tape record of 29.5 gigabytes. If packed into a…
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