Data & Ethics: Is it ever okay for private citizens to identify others using Big Data?

Jackie Barbieri • January 19, 2021

Following the 6 January attack on the US Capitol, law enforcement quickly arrested dozens of protestors. How? The participants’ widespread use of social media to document and share their experiences provided an overwhelming amount of […]

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COVID-19 Path from Contact to Policy

Jackie Barbieri • August 26, 2020

When lockdowns began early this year, it was easy for many people to stick their heads in the sand and collectively sigh, “is it over yet?” Now that we are in the latter part of […]

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Amid A Modern-Day Pandemic: Is Safe Reopening Possible?

Jackie Barbieri • August 3, 2020

An Oxymoron Perhaps, a Conundrum for Sure As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on across the world, one question weighs heavily on everyone’s minds, “Is safe reopening possible?” Many U.S. states have given it a go. […]

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Beyond Mobility Metrics | Part Three

Jackie Barbieri • July 17, 2020

Part One | Part Two | Part Three Producing Potential Contacts from Mobility Data Whitespace’s analytics measure potential contacts between persons who do not live together. By analyzing the location of mobile devices, our analytics […]

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Surge Protection

Jackie Barbieri • July 10, 2020

Using Mobility Data to Help Decision-Makers The world is overwhelmed by uncertainty. It can be paralyzing. Healthcare systems are especially feeling this burden. Twenty COVID-19 patients admitted one night, none the next. Under “normal” circumstances, […]

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Beyond Mobility Metrics | Part Two

Jackie Barbieri • July 8, 2020

Part One | Part Two | Part Three Introduction The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States brought strong and widespread motivation to find innovative ways to leverage data and technology to fight […]

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