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  • New data show that more youth today have healthier behaviors than 25 years ago

    NATALIA E. PANE Child Trends Youth have healthier behaviors today than they did 25 years ago, according to new data from the Youth Behavior Surveillance Survey. This data set, which has been released biannually for more than 25 years, is one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s...
  • 5 Smart Ways to Protect Your Data On Social Media

    News & Experts The Facebook data breach opened a Pandora’s box of concerns for social media consumers. The company estimated that data firm Cambridge Analytica may have had information on about 87 million Facebook users without their knowledge. In testimony before the U.S. Senate, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised...
  • Chevrolet Teams Up With Data Scientist To Create Epic Family Road Trip

    Algorithm calculates optimal 48-state route to visit family-favorite attractions DETROIT — Chevrolet enlisted the expertise of prominent data scientist Randy Olson to help families make the most of their spring road trip plans. Olson created a map using a custom algorithm to plan an efficient route through all 48...
  • All Your Data Are Belong to Us

    Shelly Palmer Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have been all over the news this week. Mr. Cook has admonished Mr. Zuckerberg for Facebook’s current predicament and has been exceptionally self-serving proclaiming Apple’s data privacy policies as moral high ground. Before your eyes glaze over and...
  • How Apps, Quizzes and Data Was Used to Influence Voters

    Arturo Hilario El Observador With a few hidden camera videos British data firm Cambridge Analytica and social media website Facebook took a beating, in both their reputations and in Facebook’s case, a dip in their stock value. On March 20th British Channel 4 News ran a report in which...
  • Ask These Five Questions to Protect Your Data

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Sometimes it feels like every time you turn on the news, you hear about a new data breach. Consumers are concerned about their privacy and the threat of identity theft, but are often confused about how to protect themselves – especially when...
  • How To Protect Your Data

    NAPS Chances are your data, whether personal or at work, has been compromised. Even before half the adults in America had their information stolen from a major credit-reporting agency, there were about 178 million personal records exposed in 2015 and it’s estimated that number rose to more than 200...
  • Ratings Are Yesterday, Data Is Tomorrow

    Shelly Palmer The TV business was once ruled by overnight ratings. Those metrics are becoming less and less meaningful in a world of mobile-first consumers. Online networks such as Netflix and Amazon don’t want or need third-party ratings. They know exactly what is being consumed, by whom, and when....
  • Is Your Data Being Protected?

    Better Business Bureau Not every business that a consumer deals with will be committed to protecting their personal information. That’s why it’s important for consumers to take the protection of their privacy into their own hands, and make sure the businesses that receive their data will safeguard it. The...