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.
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.
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.
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.
CNET reporter Declan McCullagh talks about privacy concerns arising around U.S. census-taking time, and why those worries might be heightened in 2010.
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.
Government survey reveals that 40 percent of United States residents have no broadband access and 30 percent have no Internet access at all.
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.
Computer maker launches Spanish-language sales and support to U.S. consumers as it seeks to tap into rapidly shifting demographic changes.
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.