Trump creates American Technology Council to 'modernize' US government
Exactly how is questionable given the executive order's vagueness.
Steve Ballmer builds an open database of government spending
USA Facts will be your new favorite website for dinner table arguments about taxes.
Trump's quiet war on data begins
Removal and manipulation are a concern, but the biggest threat to data is budgetary.
Open data reveals dodgy NYPD parking ticket practices
New York City police were taking $1.7 million a year from drivers obeying parking laws.
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.
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.
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...
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...
'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...