August 6th, 2014
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App Turns NYC Subway Maps Into Interactive Data Visualizations

If you’re a New Yorker who likes to nerd out about maps, urbanism, and data visualization, a new app called Tunnel Vision will be like poetry to your eyes. But even if you’re not into any of those things, it might make dismal waits on subway platforms a little more fun.

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Reblogged from Fast Company
June 25th, 2014
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The Supreme Court struck a major blow in favor of digital privacy Wednesday by ruled that police generally need a warrant before searching the cell phone or personal electronic device of a person arrested.

Writing for a nearly unanimous court Wednesday, Chief Justice John Roberts said searches of digital devices for information are not comparable to searches law enforcement officers often conduct for contraband after making an arrest.
May 28th, 2014
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When we tell you to apply updates we are not telling you to mend your ship. We are telling you to keep bailing before the water gets to your neck.

Quinn Norton discusses the bleak reality of data security. 

Read more: Everything Is Broken — Medium

May 13th, 2014
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April 29th, 2014
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I wish that no j-school ever reinforces or finds acceptable, actively or passively, the stereotype that journalists are bad at math. All it takes is one professor who shrugs off a math error to add to this stereotype, to have the idea pass onto one of his or her students. Let’s be clear: Journalists do not come with a math disability.
April 25th, 2014
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What I mean to say is that data comes from people. It’s a mark that someone has left behind, or a mark that someone has put their hands on to collect. And in our excitement to harden that data into visualizations we often forget that behind those numbers are human beings.
April 15th, 2014
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18% of online adults have had important personal information stolen such as their Social Security Number, credit card, or bank account information. That’s an increase from the 11% who reported personal information theft in July 2013.
21% of online adults said they had an email or social networking account compromised or taken over without their permission.The same number reported this experience in a July 2013 survey.
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