Data-fusion companies are making files on everyone — even you

Forget telephoto lenses and fake mustaches: The most important tools for America’s 35,000 private investigators are database subscription services.  For more than a decade, professional snoops have been able to search troves of public and nonpublic records — known addresses, DMV records, photographs of a person’s car — and condense them into comprehensive reports costing […] Read more »

Lending a hand: Even more ways tech is delivering hope for humanity

Philanthropy isn’t only for the big guys. While tech giants Google and Apple announced their donation efforts last week, there is plenty of room for others. From multiple “Airbnb for refugees” popping up around the world to simply volunteering to be a human wifi hotspot, technology is being used as a vital tool for aid. […] Read more »