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Why Women (and Men) Are Marching Today, According to Twitter Data

This weekend, potentially 200,000 people—mostly women, and many sporting pink #pussyhats—will descend on Washington, DC for the Women’s March on January 21st. What initially began as a Facebook event has morphed into a cultural moment, a juxtaposition of the previous day’s inauguration of America’s 45th president, Donald Trump. Heather Whaling ...

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Rogue Scientists Race to Save Climate Data from Trump

At 10 AM the Saturday before inauguration day, on the sixth floor of the Van Pelt Library at the University of Pennsylvania, roughly 60 hackers, scientists, archivists, and librarians were hunched over laptops, drawing flow charts on whiteboards, and shouting opinions on computer scripts across the room. They had hundreds ...

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One Great Way to Reduce Gun Violence? A Whole Lot of Data

At their core, data tell stories. They reveal patterns, show changes over time, and confirm or challenge our theories. And in cities across the country, mayors, police chiefs, and other local leaders are turning to data to help them understand and address gun violence, one of the most persistent crises they face. Innovative, ...

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Yahoo Says Hackers Stole Data on 500 Million Users in 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo announced on Thursday that the account information of at least 500 million users was stolen by hackers two years ago, in the biggest known intrusion of one company’s computer network. In a statement, Yahoo said user information — including names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates, ...

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Vietnam banks bad debts drop to 2.58 pct: data

The bad debts ratio of the Vietnamese banking sector declined to 2.58 percent as of the end of June, according to new official figures. It represented a decrease of two percentage points from a month earlier, the central bank’s website reported Thursday, quoting Doan Van Thang, deputy director of the ...

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Microsoft Wins Appeal on Overseas Data Searches

By NICK WINGFIELD and CECILIA KANG July 14, 2016 For the last few years, American technology giants have been embroiled in a power struggle with the United States government over when authorities get to see and use the digital data that the companies collect. On Thursday, Microsoft won a surprise victory in one such ...

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New companies, shutdowns both rise at fast pace in Vietnam: data

A total of 36,626 companies in Vietnam were closed in the first six months, or around 203 shutdowns a day, according to new data released by the Ministry of Planning and Investment. Among them, 5,507 have completed procedures for dissolution, up 17 percent from the same period last year. The rest were temporarily ...

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