Best of FlowingData – June 2011

We’re already more than halfway through the year. Time…moving…too…fast. Is there a pause button somewhere? In case you missed them, here are the most popular post from the last month:

  1. Largest data breaches of all time
  2. Organizational charts in major tech
  3. All roads lead to philosophy, on Wikipedia
  4. Most common iPhone passcodes
  5. Long-exposure air traffic
  6. Gender and time comparisons on Twitter
  7. Flowchart to decide if you should share that pic of your privates
  8. DataBot mouse makes larger files physically harder to move
  9. Anatomy of a computer virus explained
  10. Analysis of passwords in Sony security breach

As usual, thanks for sharing, tweeting, and liking. Every little bit helps FlowingData reach a wider audience.

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The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2011

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