Metadata for Image Search and Discovery
Metadata helps you search for and find images of cats, for instance, whether or not you have a specific feline in mind.
Using Data to Discover and Explore the Stories of Enslaved People
Enslaved: Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade brings together datasets from multiple sources in a single free website that anyone can use.
A Scientific Look at Citizen Science
Citizen science involves using large numbers of volunteers to collect data for scientific research. But does it result in usable data?
What’s in a Popularity Rating?
A leader's popularity usually has more to do with the market, the economy, and other external factors than with the leader's personality.
How Pleasure Lulls Us into Accepting Surveillance
The domestication of surveillance technology has caused big legal and ethical implications for security on both a personal and a social scale.
Why Deleting Facebook isn’t the Answer to Data-Driven Targeting
We have to become smarter news and advertising consumers, and learn to resist the unceasing stream of slanted messages that come our way.
It’s Time to Plug Into the Internet of Water
Scientists are "digitizing" water to better manage the precious resource. What does that mean and how is it helping?
Testing Americans’ Tolerance for Surveillance
What would have been considered a dystopian level of surveillance a mere twenty years ago has now become the norm. Why don't internet users care?
Using DNA As a Memory Drive
Scientists have successfully encoded a simple movie in bacteria DNA, and played it back. Using DNA for data storage is not as crazy as it sounds...
WWII and the First Ethical Hacker
Rene Carmille has been called the first ethical hacker for sabotaging the computerization of data about French Jews during World War II.