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10.22.15
FCC will publish telemarketer phone numbers to help you block them
10.22.15

FCC will publish telemarketer phone numbers to help you block them

The idea here is that by releasing these regularly, it'll help software developers build automated apps for heading the calls off before they happen.

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09.13.15
White House helps you find the right college through open data
09.13.15

White House helps you find the right college through open data

The White House is betting that a huge, open college database will help you find the right school.

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02.18.15
White House appoints first ever chief data scientist
02.18.15

White House appoints first ever chief data scientist

The White House has a new employee: Chief Data Scientist and Chief Technology Officer for Data Pol...

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09.18.14
Researchers use cell-phone data, not precogs, to predict crime in London
09.18.14

Researchers use cell-phone data, not precogs, to predict crime in London

Just this year we've seen open data give rise to recreations of Denmark in Minecraft, the ability...

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07.09.14
'Watch Dogs' web app turns real data into a virtual surveillance state
07.09.14

'Watch Dogs' web app turns real data into a virtual surveillance state

It seems like there's even more truth to developer Ubisoft's ode-to-hackers, Watch Dogs, than we f...

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06.17.14
White House helps tech startups make advanced parts
06.17.14

White House helps tech startups make advanced parts

It's one thing to come up with a clever product idea, but it's something else to actually build it...

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06.03.14
FDA makes it easy for apps to give you public health data
06.03.14

FDA makes it easy for apps to give you public health data

Want to know if it's safe to buy an unknown foodstuff or medicine when you're already at the store...

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05.10.14
The US is opening up the Smithsonian's digitized art collection
05.10.14

The US is opening up the Smithsonian's digitized art collection

The White House promised that it would open up government data last year, and it's now expanding t...

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04.26.14
Open data gives rise to a virtual Denmark in Minecraft
04.26.14

Open data gives rise to a virtual Denmark in Minecraft

Since the US government opened its troves of public data we've seen some pretty neat projects like...

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