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Column: Where is your personal data going?

Column: Where is your personal data going?

March 22, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Ever since I made my first email account, I have routinely clicked “accept” to online terms and conditions without fully reading them first. While many people do this without question, the Facebook data leak forces us to reconsider how websites and online programs are using our personal data. Ca...

2018 Super Bowl lowest rated in nine years

2018 Super Bowl lowest rated in nine years

February 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

By Ryan Wallis, news correspondent The NFL ratings slump that plagued the regular season persisted in Sunday’s Patriots 2018 Super Bowl loss. Despite the game being one of the most exciting in history, according to Slate’s Justin Peters, viewership averaged only 103.4 million people nationally. That is down 7.6 percent from last year’s 111.3 mil...

Technobabble: Your Internet history for sale

Technobabble: Your Internet history for sale

March 28, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

By Joshua Stair, political columnist I try to avoid singling out a single political party for criticism, but last Thursday, Republicans in the Senate made it very difficult not to do so. The Senate voted to repeal Internet privacy rules which would have prevented Internet service providers (ISPs), from sharing or selling customers' web browsin...

Column: Data is key to journalistic analysis

Column: Data is key to journalistic analysis

November 8, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Gwen Schanker, editorial columnist The world of journalism is being continually shaped and reshaped by the digital age. The high prevalence of bloggers and citizen journalists, contributors to the so-called “fifth estate,” creates an environment of conflicted views. This can be confusing for c...

Seager speaks on gender in data

Seager speaks on gender in data

April 14, 2016


Filed under City

By Danae Bucci, news correspondent When most people look at an atlas of the world, the question of gender, specifically whether women are fairly represented in such atlases, never crosses their mind; but for Joni Seager, the disproportion is obvious. In a gathering of about 45 people in the Bo...

Rudder links data and love

Rudder links data and love

February 18, 2016


Filed under Campus

By Jose Castillo, A&E columnist Audience members packed into the penthouse atop the 17th floor of East Village, awaiting a presentation that would answer their questions about data analytics, algorithms and why no one is swiping right on their dating profiles. The Future of Dating, hosted on F...

CityScore provides way to measure city’s health

CityScore provides way to measure city’s health

January 28, 2016


Filed under City

By Oliver Price, News correspondent CityScore, a new municipal activity report, offers a way for Bostonians to track the City’s civil activities. Unveiled by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the database tracks and publishes daily statistics on the City of Boston’s health and services. This program serves...

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