Data collected by a Norwegian student shows Bluetooth devices could be used to track their wearer's location and even build a picture of their habits.
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The urgency of tracking coronavirus carriers calls for relaxing rules on data privacy. But unless these changes are ringfenced for this emergency, every aspect of our physical lives could soon be traded by Big Tech.
The Cambridge Analytica scandal shows Facebook users need to know which apps have their data.
Former White House adviser says America needs to catch up with Europe in protecting its citizens' data.
A Wall Street lawyer believes that a legal case involving the purchase of data for trading purposes is only a matter of time.
For finance analysts, data has always held intrinsic value. But there's never been so much of it.
Finance is a latecomer to the crowdsourcing game, but the benefits it brings are already on show.
Numerai has established the highest paid data science competition in the world.
Political operatives used fake news, Big Data and Facebook to suppress the vote and rile up racists in 2016. It's going to be even uglier next time around.
Apps aren't required to declare who they share data with—and when they do, it's often buried in long legal documents that a typical customer won't read, much less understand.
Data, as pundits like to say, is the new oil. And Apple is falling behind its competitors, just as it moves into a gleaming $5 billion headquarters.
Cambridge Analytica has bragged about the role it played in helping Trump win the election.
The data scientist highlights the benefits of a hybrid environment in improving the speed of analysis.
Big data verdicts are often as unjust as human judgments. But, worse than this, they are less accountable.
The Knight News Challenge awarded a total of $3.2 million to 17 data projects on Tuesday.
Software company Tableau wants to give ordinary people data visualization software that's as easy to use as Facebook.
Should the NSA trawl through big data? The GOP contenders, at least, are divided.
Company hopes its optical processor will deliver processing speeds 500 times faster than today's fastest supercomputer, by 2020.
Software company Workday says their program can let management know which employees are thinking of leaving.