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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

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Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker friends Silicon Valley

"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."

By February 26, 2014

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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

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With Ground Truth, Google marries virtual world with the real

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.

By May 16, 2013

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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

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Policy and privacy: Five reasons why 2012 mattered

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.

By December 24, 2012

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Patriot Act can 'obtain' data in Europe, researchers say

Dutch researchers believe EU data stored on the Web can be obtained by U.S. authorities, despite EU data protection laws.

By December 6, 2012

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Five things you didn't know about data testing (Smartphones Unlocked)

I jumped into a van to see how RootMetrics conducts 100 million tests per year to track carriers' network strength.

By August 5, 2012

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Capability to charge EVs lacking in homes, apartments

With garage outlet access in only 49 percent of detached homes and 14 percent of apartments, is the real EV market in the Midwest suburbs?

By June 26, 2012

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Smartphones beat computers for Facebookers time on site

A new study shows that the social-networking king also reigns in the mobile space, and its users are spending more and more time on the site via their cell phones.

By May 7, 2012