‘back-end data sharing’The hidden perils of cookie syncing
Once two trackers sync cookies, they can exchange user data between their servers.
aggregates facts about cities288 Cities
follow that cabA Day in the Life
‘smart cities are real’Watch_Dogs WeAreData (Flash)
‘to enhance open government’Data - San Francisco
an unsettled legal landscapeWho Has Your Back 2014: Protecting Your Data From Government Requests
organize files with tagsTagSpaces - Organize Your Files
...an open source personal data manager. It helps you organize files with tags on every platform.
Note: Not all mobile platforms are supported yet.
‘an addictive collection’Chart Porn – “data visualizations you just gotta love”
can be embedded too...Population Clock
‘part of our past’Immersion: a people-centric view of your email life
It’s about self-reflection, art, privacy and strategy.
‘secure & private’Syncthing
Note: This is not an endorsement.
developer-specific tipsFive Potential Privacy Pitfalls for App Developers
converts spreadsheet dataMr. Data Converter
I will convert your Excel data into one of several web-friendly formats, including HTML, JSON and XML.
an experiment with a warningemojitracker: realtime emoji use on twitter
It updates at the speed of updates on twitter in realtime, and thus contains rapidly updating visuals that may possibly cause problems for those sensitive to such things? I'm not sure, but I don't want to risk it, so here is a warning!
what people are seekingGoogle Trends - Hot Searches
evolving policy through collaborationProject Open Data
'to sell you stuff'Everything We Know About What Data Brokers Know About You (ads)
Other than certain kinds of protected data – including medical records and data used for credit reports – consumers have no legal right to control or even monitor how information about them is bought and sold.
'thoughtfully curated' collectionDatavisualization.ch Selected Tools
'drag, edit, save, share'easel.ly | create and share visual ideas online
database referenceMySQL Tutorials
Getting to know the MySQL database engine
browse online or download dataCPU DB - Looking At 40 Years of Processor Improvements | A complete database of processors for researchers and hobbyists alike.
interrelated data toolkits
privacy/data managementForm History Control Firefox extension
An extension to View and Manage form history entries (view, edit, delete, selective clean-up, export/import)
map of traffic fatality dataito! - Road Fatalities USA
protect your sensitive data... (2)How Dropbox sacrifices user privacy for cost savings
protect your sensitive data...Dropbox authentication: insecure by design
'interactive weather charts'WeatherSpark (beta)
'the information experience'Qwiki (alpha) (see about)
promoting 'data rights'
DataPortability.org - Share and remix data using open standards
emotions and system behaviorEmotion Markup Language (EmotionML) 1.0
'the transparency movement'Making Government Transparent and Accountable - SunlightFoundation.com [Disarranging Mine]
exploring digital dataNetwork&Society
Over the past decade, the development of digital networks and operations has produced an unprecedented wealth of information. Handheld electronics, location devices, telecommunications networks, and a wide assortment of tags and sensors are constantly producing a rich stream of data reflecting various aspects of urban life...
some useful stuff...USA.gov: Mobile Apps
'a step closer'Toward the Semantic Web
If the current Web is like a giant text file - which you can search for instances of particular words – the Semantic Web would be like a database, where every item of information is categorized, and new queries can combine categories in any imaginable way. You could, for instance, search the Web for a restaurant within a mile of a railway station in a town with a theater that offers vegetarian lasagna and at least one lamb dish. And if you wanted the restaurant's menu, you could pull up just the menu – not page after page of review sites that happened to use the word "menu."
live traffic cam datasetsTfL Live Traffic Cameras | London DataStore (see usage example)
Know thy plastic.FRB: Credit Card Agreements
shared data visualizationsMany Eyes
on 'personal data ownership'Facebook claims data portability is criminal
'free form data organization'TreeSheets
The ultimate replacement for spreadsheets, mind mappers, outliners, PIMs, text editors and small databases.
Note: This is not an endorsement.
control over one's dataIs it possible to opt out of social networking?
Is your data safe? (2)
- Official Google Blog: A new approach to China
Like many other well-known organizations, we face cyber attacks of varying degrees on a regular basis. In mid-December, we detected a highly sophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating from China that resulted in the theft of intellectual property from Google.
- Official Google Enterprise Blog: Keeping your data safe
This attack may understandably raise some questions, so we wanted to take this opportunity to share some additional information and assure you that Google is introducing additional security measures to help ensure the safety of your data.
- Google's half-truths and a plea for perspective
Coordinated enough to get at GMail's internal data store, if only the one with e-mail headers. If that doesn't scare you, it should. What Google does with their .cn site is relatively minor news.
Is your data safe?Facebook and MySpace security: backdoor wide open, millions of accounts exploitable
Facebook and MySpace fixed this quickly after being notified...
'to give users control'Vanish: Enhancing the Privacy of the Web with Self-Destructing Data
'stretching the law'Net firms start storing user data
Details of user e-mails, website visits and net phone calls will be stored by internet service providers (ISPs) from Monday under an EU directive...
UK government is watching you!Social network sites 'monitored' – "It is part of a plan to store details of all phone calls, e-mails and websites visited on a central database..."
'Big Brother' indeedCriticism for 'UK database' plan
'minimalist data visualization'The Falling Times
Beware of links to external news sites with heavy and/or intrusive advertising.
security and privacy concernsAnger over pupils database plan
company denies security breachMonster attack steals user data
US job website Monster.com has suffered an online attack with the personal data of hundreds of thousands of users stolen...
postal codes, etc.Data Point - Downloads (banner ads)
AORTAL - the anti-portal,
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