Tagged: data

The Global Slavery Index 2013 Paints a Bleak Picture of Modern Slavery

Modern slavery is a complex and ongoing problem around the world. From forced labor to human trafficking, slavery is characterized by the dispossession of basic freedoms and the treatment of humans as a commodity. In all of its forms, modern slavery deprives people of their humanity, objectifying them in the...

What the Government Does With Americans’ Data

Early this week the Brennan Center for Justice released its newest report on the US government and data collection, entitled “What the Government Does with Americans’ Data.” The report consults five U.S. intelligence agencies to uncover what changes were made in information-collecting policy following the attacks of September 11, 2001...

Predictive Policing: Preventing Crime with Data and Analytics

The IBM Center for the Business of Government has released its newest report entitled “Predictive Policing: Preventing Crime with Data and Analytics.” The report describes a new wave of law enforcement capability, predictive policing, that relies on data and innovative software to predict where crime is likely to occur and...

Which Companies Help Protect Your Data from the Government?

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has released its Third Annual Report on Online Service Providers’ Privacy and Transparency Practices Regarding Government Access to User Data. The report examines “the policies of major Internet companies — including ISPs, email providers, cloud storage providers, location-based services, blogging platforms, and social networking sites...

Administration Safety Data Initiative Challenges App Developers

From the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy: “Safety is the number one priority at the US Department of Transportation (DOT), so National Transportation Week is the perfect time for DOT to help launch the Obama Administration’s critical Safety Data Initiative–an historic effort to make government data relating...

Data and Analysis of Drug Violence in Mexico

The Trans-Border Institute’s (TBI) Justice in Mexico Project released its third annual report on drug violence in Mexico. “This report finds that violence rose significantly by the end of 2011. There were over 50,000 organized crime murders in Mexico documented by Mexican government and media sources. Such violence grew less...

New Report on the Economic Benefits of New Spectrum for Wireless Broadband

Economic Benefits of New Spectrum for Wireless Broadband This new report from the President’s Council of Economic Advisers highlights how the proliferation of smartphones, tablets, and other mobile device with internet access have increased over time and how new spectrum for wireless broadband will provide substantial economic benefits. According to...