187 Things the Blockchain Is Supposed to Fix

When businesses latch onto a buzzword, it quickly becomes the solution to everything. Not long ago, in the era of “big data,” companies scrambled to add chief data scientists to their ranks. Before that, vendors of all manner touted their…

What Is GDPR and Why Should You Care?

Starting tomorrow, a new framework for consumer data protection goes into effect in Europe. The European General Data Protection Regulation—better known by its acronym, GDPR—sets a new standard for data collection, storage, and usage among all companies that operate in…

How the LAPD Uses Data to Predict Crime

If you’ve ever been incarcerated, it’s never easy to escape your past. In Los Angeles, it may be even harder. The Los Angeles Police Department is one of dozens of cities across the country that’s trying to predict where crime…