Interest groups from the NRA to the Sierra Club show the power of information to motivate citizens.
With Manchester City opening up its data to the masses, the golden age of soccer analytics is set to begin.
It is virtually impossible that the former governor's recent spike in Twitter followers resulted from normal activity on the social network.
A Twitter crash may seem trivial, but as more and more services depend on its API, the ramifications grow.
Computer-mediated communication often makes visible and explicit many aspects of social interaction that are normally invisible or implicit.
Twitter may provide useful clues for detecting a spike in influenza, but its users are too different from the population at large for counting votes before they're cast.
A point-by-point examination of whether changes to the CISPA legislation successfully address its flaws.
Chances are, you'll snag the wrong people, and when you do, how can you tell? How do you clear suspects of crimes that haven't happened?
A guide to what data mining, how it works, and why it's important.
People condemn targeted advertising for its "creepiness" but the real issue is that we are giving private companies more power.
A new platform called Madison seeks to bring more voices to the table, but a few design flaws mar the whole effort.
International agreements for regulating intellectual property are a one-way ratchet process: enforcement and protection provisions can go up but never down.