Episode 137

Big Data

July 5, 2018
  • Government Agencies
  • Media & Public Opinion

Since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke, Americans have been talking about data: what online information is saved, what we should do with it, and who gets to decide. But these conversations often miss an important piece — government data. Professor Matthew Weber lays out what is currently happening with data collection and why we should actually save more information than we currently do.  

For more on this topic
  • Read about the impossibility of comprehensive digital archives in the Atlantic

  • Check out efforts to preserve federal agency data, featured in Forbes

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