The Report

Investigations, accounts and observations from reporters around the world.


How the new field of data science is grappling with ethics

Academic programs are popping up to meet the demand by companies like Google and Facebook, and even the government, to analyze data. What are they teaching about ethics?


E-commerce gets social

Startups like Fab, Fancy, Svpply, Wish and Wanelo are using social networks to transform the digital shopping experience.


The rural path to a smarter grid

Smart grid technologies aren't for urban areas alone. But as Bluebonnet is discovering in Texas, the rural path to a modern utility system has its own unique obstacles.