more ‘problematic issues’

Sadly, How Windows 10 Reveals Microsoft's Ethics Armageddon
Posted by joe.jenett on 08/06/15

‘far-reaching data collection’

I noticed some disturbing privacy defaults in Windows 10
Posted by joe.jenett on 08/02/15

on global food waste

World Food Clock
Posted by joe.jenett on 06/26/15

‘not just data’

Gallery of Concept Visualization
Posted by joe.jenett on 05/24/15

fun with data (2)

Tinychart – simple, ready-to-go charts
Posted by joe.jenett on 04/29/15

fun with data

Posted by joe.jenett on 04/27/15

tool for ‘quick odd jobs’

whale merge

It’s a simple but hopefully useful tool for generating text by applying a template to data. A bit like the mail merge function in a word processor.

Posted by joe.jenett on 03/28/15

‘patterns for data visualization’


Related: D3.js - Data-Driven Documents

Posted by joe.jenett on 03/24/15

a dashboard of sorts - The US government's web traffic.

This data provides a window into how people are interacting with the government online.

Note: Site uses Google Analytics. Privacy concerns/questions are addressed somewhat at: Common Questions about DAP (FAQ).

Posted by joe.jenett on 03/22/15

worldwide web access

Internet users (per 100 people)
Posted by joe.jenett on 03/07/15

‘Detroit GO DATA’ initiative

Detroit - Open Data Portal
Posted by joe.jenett on 02/23/15

you might be surprised

Global Rich List
Posted by joe.jenett on 02/03/15

alternative to ‘data maps’

London Squared Map — “making the city easier to read”
Posted by joe.jenett on 02/01/15

‘make better choices’

Open Food Facts

Help us to collect information and data (ingredients, nutrition facts etc.) on food products from all around the world. In a few minutes, you can easily add products and contribute to improve food for everyone.

Posted by joe.jenett on 01/28/15

‘use it however you want’

tyto: manage and organise.
(more info)
Posted by joe.jenett on 12/12/14

local data aggregator (prototype)

Posted by joe.jenett on 11/02/14

‘back-end data sharing’

The hidden perils of cookie syncing

Once two trackers sync cookies, they can exchange user data between their servers.

Posted by joe.jenett on 09/12/14

aggregates facts about cities

288 Cities
Posted by joe.jenett on 08/20/14

‘smart cities are real’

Watch_Dogs WeAreData (Flash)
Posted by joe.jenett on 07/13/14

‘to enhance open government’

Data - San Francisco
Posted by joe.jenett on 06/19/14

a ‘Social Atlas’

Posted by joe.jenett on 05/17/14

organize files with tags

TagSpaces - Organize Your Files open source personal data manager. It helps you organize files with tags on every platform.

Note: Not all mobile platforms are supported yet.

Posted by joe.jenett on 04/22/14

‘find facts’

Census Reporter
Posted by joe.jenett on 04/13/14

‘an addictive collection’

Chart Porn – “data visualizations you just gotta love”
Posted by joe.jenett on 04/04/14

can be embedded too...

Population Clock
Posted by joe.jenett on 03/31/14

‘part of our past’

Immersion: a people-centric view of your email life

It’s about self-reflection, art, privacy and strategy.

Posted by joe.jenett on 03/27/14
data - ideas - web

‘secure & private’


Note: This is not an endorsement.

Posted by joe.jenett on 03/26/14

developer-specific tips

Five Potential Privacy Pitfalls for App Developers
Posted by joe.jenett on 02/02/14

an experiment with a warning

emojitracker: 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!

Posted by joe.jenett on 07/31/13

what people are seeking

Google Trends - Hot Searches
Posted by joe.jenett on 06/17/13

evolving policy through collaboration

Project Open Data
Posted by joe.jenett on 05/19/13

'crowd-sourced data-set'

Posted by joe.jenett on 05/01/13

infographics creator
Posted by joe.jenett on 04/09/13

'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.

Posted by joe.jenett on 03/15/13

'thoughtfully curated' collection Selected Tools
Posted by joe.jenett on 01/20/13

privacy/data management

Form History Control Firefox extension

An extension to View and Manage form history entries (view, edit, delete, selective clean-up, export/import)

Posted by joe.jenett on 05/08/12

map of traffic fatality data

ito! - Road Fatalities USA
Posted by joe.jenett on 12/03/11

protect your sensitive data... (2)

How Dropbox sacrifices user privacy for cost savings
Posted by joe.jenett on 04/14/11

protect your sensitive data...

Dropbox authentication: insecure by design
Posted by joe.jenett on 04/08/11

'interactive weather charts'

WeatherSpark (beta)
Posted by joe.jenett on 03/13/11

emotions and system behavior

Emotion Markup Language (EmotionML) 1.0
Posted by joe.jenett on 09/02/10

exploring digital data


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...

Posted by joe.jenett on 08/10/10

some useful stuff... Mobile Apps
Posted by joe.jenett on 07/09/10

'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."

Posted by joe.jenett on 06/22/10

live traffic cam datasets

TfL Live Traffic Cameras | London DataStore (see usage example)
Posted by joe.jenett on 06/18/10

Know thy plastic.

FRB: Credit Card Agreements
Posted by joe.jenett on 06/12/10

on 'personal data ownership'

Facebook claims data portability is criminal
Posted by joe.jenett on 05/08/10

'free form data organization'


The ultimate replacement for spreadsheets, mind mappers, outliners, PIMs, text editors and small databases.


Note: This is not an endorsement.

Posted by joe.jenett on 04/02/10

control over one's data

Is it possible to opt out of social networking?
Posted by joe.jenett on 02/08/10

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.

Posted by joe.jenett on 01/12/10

Is your data safe?

Facebook and MySpace security: backdoor wide open, millions of accounts exploitable

Facebook and MySpace fixed this quickly after being notified...

Posted by joe.jenett on 11/05/09

Federal datasets
Posted by joe.jenett on 05/22/09

'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...

Posted by joe.jenett on 04/06/09

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..."
Posted by joe.jenett on 03/26/09

blatant abuse

Sale of bank data alarms Germany
Posted by joe.jenett on 08/21/08

'Big Brother' indeed

Criticism for 'UK database' plan
Posted by joe.jenett on 05/21/08

security and privacy concerns

Anger over pupils database plan
Posted by joe.jenett on 02/14/08

company denies security breach

Monster attack steals user data
US job website has suffered an online attack with the personal data of hundreds of thousands of users stolen...
Posted by joe.jenett on 08/21/07

postal codes, etc.

Data Point - Downloads (banner ads)
Posted by joe.jenett on 11/10/05

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