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Open data is a blessing for science—but it comes with its own curses
Large, open datasets are enabling new discoveries and fun citizen science tools like iNaturalist's Seek. But wrangling big data is no small feat.
How to share huge files online
For serious data dumps.
Inside the physical footprint of the Cloud
Anthropologist Steven Gonzalez Monserrate draws on five years of research and fieldwork in server farms to illustrate some of the diverse environmental impacts of data storage.
One of the biggest suicide prevention hotlines amends its data-sharing practices
The mental health services provider will no longer share scrubbed data with Loris.ai.
Data limits are the worst—here’s how to stay under yours
The data must flow.
Don’t get scammed by fake QR codes
Criminals can use the codes to try to steal money and personal information. Here's how to stay safe.
The FCC might force cellphone providers to report data breaches differently
Here’s how the federal agency is responding to an “increasing frequency” of breaches.
How to buy smart—and secure—gadgets
The Internet of Things is cool, but it can be risky. Here’s how to protect yourself.
Verizon wants to use Amazon satellites to bring broadband to rural areas
The companies are betting on yet-to-be-launched satellites to expand broadband service.
Google’s new data guidance takes a page from Apple’s privacy playbook
It’s the latest step in building out a new “Data safety section” of the Google Play Store.