Transparency International has published the latest edition of its Corruption Perceptions Index, a global ranking of fairness across the world.
Countries are given a score out of 100, with low-scoring countries the most corrupt.
The data was produced prod
Cloud IoT Core, Google’s fully managed service for connecting, managing and ingesting data from IoT devices, is now out of beta and generally available. Google envisions the service, which launched in public beta last September, as the first
These masters of disguise are some of the world’s oldest surviving mammals, but they are threatened by habitat loss, traffic and feral cats – and they need our helpThey may be one of the world’s oldest surviving mammals – around for at least 25m y
Last year, when tech-company database Crunchbase (once a part of TechCrunch but since spun out) announced a funding round of $18 million, it previewed plans for a new marketplace where it would sell access to third-party data to supplement its own i
MARK CAVENDISH crashed out of the Abu Dhabi Tour before the race had even begun. The Brit, 32, was in the neutral zone at the start of the opening stage when he was involved in a pile-up. And Cavendish has suffered a concussion, according to his Dimens
Broadband speeds are lagging in the US. A recent report reveals that the US ranked 62nd out of 88 countries around the world for 4G download speeds. As show in this chart by Statista, based on data from Open Signal, the speed of an average broadband downl
Digital tools and big data enable us to get out of the lab to study and address our most urgent social problems more rigorously--but not without controversy. A new book from Matthew Salganik offers ethical guideposts and helpful instructions for navigatin
Utilities spent a staggering $22 billion on expanding the nation’s transmission grid in 2016, according to data collected by federal regulators. But now some groups are complaining that the price tag is higher than it should be.
NetflixNetflix has focused significantly more on television than movies in recent years.New data from third-party Netflix search engine Flixable shows that the amount of TV on Netflix has nearly tripled since 2010.The number of movies, meanwhile, has gone
The British tech industry has issued a stark warning to leading Brexiteer ministers that diverging from EU data protection standards after Brexit will “undermine” the UK’s status as Europe’s leading tech hub.
Flatiron’s key insight was that, in cancer, half or more of the most important data in health records isn’t in structured data fields, but rather in unstructured data, the free text fields of pathology reports and clinical notes, and extracting this i
The world's oceans levels are rising at faster and faster rates as waters warm and ice sheets melt.
Researchers, led by University of Colorado-Boulder professor Steve Nerem, looked at satellite data dating back to 1993 to track the rise of sea levels.
Big-name stores are teetering on the brink. Without radical action to bring back shoppers, UK high streets will be wrecked“Who’d be a retailer now?” That was the comment from City economist Jeremy Cook when the latest set of grim retail sales data w
Robert Mueller has revealed audacious meddling in the 2016 election. Can he link it to Trump?The plot against America began in 2014. Thousands of miles away, in a drab office building in St Petersburg, Russia, a fake newsroom was under construction with i
BRITISH hopes of a Brexit security deal rose last night as French and German spy chiefs begged the EU to keep sharing data. In a rare joint statement, MI6 chief Alex Younger and his two Continental counterparts said co-operation between agencies was