Amy Webb

Amy Webb writes a column about data for Slate. She's the head of Webbmedia Group, a digital strategy agency, the author of Data, A Love Story and the co-founder of Spark Camp.

Data Mine
Aug. 28 2014 3:30 PMUnreadiness TeamLet’s start treating cybersecurity like we treat public health.
Data Mine
May 5 2014 4:08 PMYou Just Don’t UnderstandSpeech recognition needs to get a lot better before it’s really useful.
Data Mine
Oct. 25 2013 6:50 PMThe Acela SpyThe shocking things I’ve learned by eavesdropping on Amtrak.
Data Mine
Sept. 4 2013 5:30 AMWe Post Nothing About Our Daughter OnlineNothing. It’s the only way to defend her against facial recognition, Facebook profiling, and corporate data mining. 
Data Mine
July 9 2013 11:38 AMI Measure Every Single Thing My Child DoesAnd I track it on spreadsheets. Really—every single thing. Even every poop. And it makes me a better parent.
June 6 2013 3:30 PMWho’s Watching You? Not Just the NSA.You’re sharing your private data with corporations and governments all the time.
Data Mine
Aug. 13 2014 3:22 PMOne-Click CondolencesSocial media expedites the mourning process. But it offers little comfort to the grieving.
Nov. 26 2013 3:15 PMCan You Hack It?Everything electronic you own—iPhone to subway card to power strip—can be hacked. So how to defend yourself?
Data Mine
Sept. 12 2013 5:38 PMCongratulations, You Found a Photo of My Daughter OnlineAfter I wrote that I never posted anything about my daughter online, I discovered—much to my surprise——that I actually had.
Aug. 7 2013 5:58 PMYour Flight’s Delayed!Here are 11 ways—several of which are very sneaky—to get home faster.
Data Mine
June 12 2013 5:08 PMSend Letters, Not EmailsWhy it’s so much harder for the government to spy on your snail mail than your email.
Jan. 31 2013 5:33 AMData: A Love StoryThe algorithms, statistics, charts, and lists I used to game online dating and find my match.



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Sept. 22 2014 1:22 PM Is Arabic Really Just One Language? 
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Sept. 22 2014 12:29 PM Escaping the Extreme Christian Fundamentalism of "Quiverfull"
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Sept. 22 2014 8:08 AM Slate Voice: “Why Is So Much Honey Clover Honey?” Mike Vuolo shares the story of your honey.
Sept. 22 2014 1:10 PM One Photographer’s Beautiful and Devastating Response to Climate Change
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Sept. 22 2014 12:14 PM Family Court Rules That You Can Serve Someone With Legal Papers Over Facebook
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Sept. 22 2014 12:15 PM The Changing Face of Climate Change Will the leaders of the People’s Climate March now lead the movement?
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Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.