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u.s. census


U.S. government invites hackers to work on 'Civic Hacking Day'

Agencies like NASA, Department of Labor, and the Census Bureau will give hackers access to data for a weekend in June in an effort to help the country's communities.

By January 22, 2013


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 April 2, 2012


U.S. won't use handhelds to conduct census

Plan to collect responses using handheld computers expected to be axed because of glitches. Now census officials say they need an extra $3 billion for a paper-driven process in 2010.

By April 3, 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 October 13, 2010


CNET News Daily Podcast: Tallying up census-related privacy concerns

CNET reporter Declan McCullagh talks about privacy concerns arising around U.S. census-taking time, and why those worries might be heightened in 2010.

By March 22, 2010


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 March 22, 2010


Survey: 40 percent in U.S. have no broadband

Government survey reveals that 40 percent of United States residents have no broadband access and 30 percent have no Internet access at all.

By February 16, 2010


Is the U.S. really so terribly behind in broadband?

Critics say one way to find out is to change the way federal regulators measure broadband penetration rates. Some refinements may soon be on the way.

By March 18, 2008


Dell speaks Spanish to U.S. consumers

Computer maker launches Spanish-language sales and support to U.S. consumers as it seeks to tap into rapidly shifting demographic changes.

By November 7, 2007


Amazon creates specialty store for 50+ customers

The online retail giant is tapping more directly into the shopping needs of the estimated 80 million Americans aged 50 or older in the U.S.

By April 15, 2013