Does use of ‘big data’ bring big discrimination?

'Big data' is everywhere.

Does use of  ‘big data’ bring big discrimination?

A White House review of how the government and private sector use large sets of data has found that such information could be used to discriminate against Americans on issues such as housing and employment even as it makes their lives easier in many ways. “Big data” is everywhere. It allows mapping apps to ping […]

More weak data for America’s troubled economy

"This report will keep alive concerns in the markets that the weakening in the data recently is not just due to weather."

More weak data for America’s troubled economy

U.S. homebuilder confidence suffered its largest one-month drop ever in February, heightening concerns that recent signs of weakness in the economy reflect deeper problems than the severe weather that has gripped much of the country. The National Association of Home Builders said on Tuesday its Housing Market Index plunged by 10 points to 46 in […]