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Kate Greene

Kate Greene is an essayist, journalist, poet, and former laser physicist based in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in Harvard ReviewSlate, Discover, The Economist, and the New Yorker, among other publications.

Titles by This Author

A BIT of Reality Mining

Big Data is made up of lots of little data: numbers entered into cell phones, addresses entered into GPS devices, visits to websites, and any other activity that leaves a digital trail. Never before has it been easier to collect so much daily data about ourselves.

Using Big Data to Engineer a Better World

Big Data is made up of lots of little data: numbers entered into cell phones, addresses entered into GPS devices, visits to websites, online purchases, ATM transactions, and any other activity that leaves a digital trail. Although the abuse of Big Data—surveillance, spying, hacking—has made headlines, it shouldn’t overshadow the abundant positive applications of Big Data.