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Correction: Internet Census 2012

Due to an editor's error, this story mistakenly attributed the Internet Census 2012 to Gordon Lyon, who runs SecLists.org. The Internet Census posting was by an unnamed researcher, not Lyon.

By Mar. 19, 2013


The census' broken privacy promise

Despite decades-old assurances census data would be private and pose no harm, the federal government is releasing data that could reveal family skeletons or lead to identity theft.

By Apr. 2, 2012


Berkeley Law's first Web Privacy Census is out and it's troubling

That Web site you love? It's tracking you. So is the other one. In fact, so are all of the top 100 sites, according to new research.

By Jun. 27, 2012


Who knew? 72-year-old census data proves irresistible

A data dump from the 1940 census reveals life in the Great Depression and the New Deal era -- and draws huge digital crowds that overwhelm servers.

By Apr. 2, 2012


Exoplanets more common than stars, galactic census finds

The findings lend support to the hope that somewhere up in the night sky is an Earth-like world.

By Jan. 12, 2012


Census time heightens privacy concerns

As the 2010 census gets under way, critics spurred by a distrust of government data collection can also draw on issues raised about methods and policies in the digital era.

By Mar. 22, 2010


LulzSec hackers deny stealing UK census data, first arrest made

Hack attack! Rumours are flying around the Internet that LulzSec has stolen UK census data and seen one of its members arrested. Is the net closing on headline-grabbing hackers?

By Jun. 21, 2011


Census tech: When punch cards reigned

Paper punch cards enjoyed a remarkably long tenure at the U.S. Census Bureau, from the 1890s through the 1960s. Hollerith's "statistical pianos," developed for the 1890 census, led to the creation of IBM.

13 Images By Mar. 22, 2010


A low-tech 2010 census?

What was to be the first truly high-tech headcount, with workers going door-to-door with handheld computers, might now be done with pen and pencil.

By Mar. 26, 2008


Hey robots, census wants to know all about you

Data gathering for the U.S. 2010 Census may be finished, but it's just begun for Carnegie Mellon's Robot Census 2010. Have a robot? Let it stand up and be counted.

By Oct. 13, 2010