If hospitals can convince nurses, doctors and other staff to track their movements, everyone — patients included — stand to win. At Structure Connect, a hospital executive explained how her institution got staff on board and some of the insights they’ve discovered as a result.
Apple CEO Tim Cook made some big claims about his company’s privacy policies and took some veiled shots at Google’s, but all isn’t necessarily what it seems. Apple isn’t entirely good, and Google isn’t entirely evil.
The 11th Circuit issued a decision on Wednesday that found police need a warrant to get data from phone companies that shows users’ locations based on cell towers.
Mailchimp chief data scientist John Foreman came on the Structure Show this week to report on his recent trip to Disneyland. It turns out the Magic Kingdom does indeed use data to deliver a personalized experience — and we’re fine with it because it’s fun(ish).
MailChimp Chief Data Scientist is at Disney World this weekend wearing his RFID-equipped MagicBand. Here’s how he thinks the practice of digitally tracking consumers in the physical world will reach everywhere from theme parks to our homes.
If you’ve ever wanted to see who follows you on Twitter, where they live and what they do, but don’t have a clue how to utilize the Twitter API, it’s your lucky day.
Location-data startup Placed has been tracking the businesses that consumers visit for about a year, and now it’s tying that data to their TV habits and interests. Where do “The Biggest Loser” viewers hang out? Bakeries.
Researchers have released a tool that lets anyone track the whereabouts of Twitter and Instagram users who allow geotagging of their posts. They want social media users to be aware that geotagging exists and what kind of information it provides.
I’d argue this is a prime example of when metadata is used correctly. If the other nearly 150,000 phone numbers were never investigated and the records were deleted once the feds found their guys, any invasion of privacy is only theoretical. There’s a big difference between this and GPS-tracking, or what the NSA is doing.
It’s amazing what a little — or a lot — of metadata can tell you about a person. I visualized a bunch of my own to show a sample of what’s available to agencies like the NSA and what even a wannabe data analyst can do with it.