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. 13 2014 3:22 PMOne-Click CondolencesSocial media expedites the mourning process. But it offers little comfort to the grieving.
Technology
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.
Transport
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.
Doublex
Jan. 31 2013 5:33 AMData: A Love StoryThe algorithms, statistics, charts, and lists I used to game online dating and find my match.
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.
Technology
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.