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Hidden Message In Apple Transparency Reports Suggest New NSA Warrants

It’s not what Apple’s most recent transparency reports say that has activists concerned — rather, it’s what’s missing. Because the sudden omission of a mere two sentences essentially translates to Apple saying that, yes, they have now been subjected to the Patriot Act’s demands.


Tim Cook Says Apple Has Never Shared Data: "You're Not Our Product"

As part of Apple’s ongoing glasnost campaign, Tim Cook was on Charlie Rose last Friday. Part two airs tonight, and it looks like it will be a lot meatier, just based on the clip released today: Cook will apparently talk more about the role of privacy at Apple, including their choice not to release or mine user metadata.


Facebook's Messenger App Logs Way More Data Than You Realise

Ever since Facebook first started pushing users over to its standalone messaging app (whether they liked it or not), there have been cries of outrage over what’s seemed like an inordinately large amount of required permissions. And while there’s still no indication that Facebook has any sort of bad intent, the company is collecting a startling cache of data, according to security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski.


NASA Scans Through Vast Amounts Of Data By Converting It To Sound

NASA has a lot of satellites, and these satellites have collected months, if not years, of data that can take pretty much forever to sift through. But one clever idea is to turn the measurements of space into sound and speed it up; a month of data might be scanned audibly in all of 10 minutes.


Every Country's Drinking Preferences, Mapped

Ever wondered which nation likes beer best? Which prefers to sip at a glass of wine? Or which one slams back the most spirits? Well, this map shows exactly that.


100 Years Of Movie References Visualised

Ever wondered if Star Wars and Orgazmo were linked? Or whether E.T. and Dogma were connected? Well ponder no longer, because that’s exactly what Culturegraphy does


LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy Is Making Music Out Of Tennis

When LCD Soundsystem split up, it left frontman James Murphy with a lot of time and creative energy on his hands. So he’s been experimenting with a number of weird and esoteric projects, the latest of which is turning tennis data from the US Open into music.


The Easiest Way To Understand How Bad California's Drought Really Is

California’s drought problem is bad and shows no signs of letting up. This clever chart imagines the state as a one-dimensional line to show just how bad it is compared to recent history.


Here's Why Better Data Deals Are The New Competitive Frontier For Australia's Telcos

Data for mobile devices is the new frontier for the major telcos as the mobile phone market in Australia stagnates.


People In Melbourne Sleep More Than Anyone Else, According To Jawbone

People in Melbourne get the most, those in Tokyo the least. No, get your mind out of the gutter: we’re talking about sleep here, and how much of it the inhabitants of certain cities manage to actually get.


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