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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.
Commentary: Marking its first anniversary, CNET en Español brings light to the most influential and outstanding Latinos in an industry that could do much better when it comes to diversity.
"For us to keep up with your pace of change, this leadership team is breaking down silos throughout our agency," she tells a group of tech execs. The 47,000-person agency is conducting its own "mashup."
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.
Government survey reveals that 40 percent of United States residents have no broadband access and 30 percent have no Internet access at all.
At its Google I/O show, the company details how it gathers and corrects data for its massive global mapping effort. It takes hundreds of people to map a country.
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.
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.
It was the year of Internet activism with a sharp political point: Protests derailed the Stop Online Piracy Act, assisted in imploding a United Nations summit, and helped to postpone a data-sharing bill.
Dutch researchers believe EU data stored on the Web can be obtained by U.S. authorities, despite EU data protection laws.