Data tales, revolution, and journalism

Posted to News  |  Tags: , , ,  |  Nathan Yau

On the Media’s episode last week was on data, namely personal data collection, journalism, and two cautionary tales. I haven’t listened to it yet, but I have a feeling it’s going to be a good listen. Part one on personal data embedded below to kick things off. [via]

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