Dust storms and valley fever in the American West

Valley fever is a dangerous threat to human health—and cases are on the rise in the arid southwestern United States, as wind from increasing dust storms can transport the fungal spores that cause the disease. Valley fever ...

Snap ups its game with sports, weather data

Snapchat isn't a resource many turn to for weather and sports scores, but it's spending increasing amounts of money on licensing deals to give users such information.

Few keep track of their personal data on the net

According to a study by computer science researchers at Karlstad University, few people know how their personal data are collected, used, shared and accessed. The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), coming into ...

Companies should rethink data collection

Last week, the European Court of Justice struck down a 15-year-old agreement that allowed companies to move European citizens' personal data to servers in the United States. The so-called Safe Harbor agreement had made it ...

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