Data http://kut.org en Saying It Was Hacked, EBay Urges Users To Change Passwords http://kut.org/post/saying-it-was-hacked-ebay-urges-users-change-passwords Online marketplace eBay says it was the target of a cyberattack in which hackers accessed a database of its encrypted passwords. Wed, 21 May 2014 17:36:36 +0000 Bill Chappell, NPR 10465 at http://kut.org Saying It Was Hacked, EBay Urges Users To Change Passwords Yeezy Or The Bard: Who's The Best Wordsmith In Hip-Hop? http://kut.org/post/yeezy-or-bard-whos-best-wordsmith-hip-hop William Shakespeare had a wildly extensive vocabulary. Of more than 800,000 total words in all of his works, almost 29,000 of them are unique.<p>Although impressive, there are a few rappers who give the Bard a run for his money. Data scientist Matt Daniels <a href="http://rappers.mdaniels.com.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/" target="_blank">charted the vocabularies</a> of hip-hop artists against Shakespeare and Herman Melville.<p>"This is not a serious academic study. Mon, 05 May 2014 21:50:37 +0000 NPR Staff 10355 at http://kut.org Yeezy Or The Bard: Who's The Best Wordsmith In Hip-Hop? Interactive: Austin is Mapping New 3-1-1 Call Data Online Every Day http://kut.org/post/interactive-austin-mapping-new-3-1-1-call-data-online-every-day <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The City of Austin has started uploading information on 3-1-1 service calls – citizen requests for things like </span>animal services, graffiti abatement, making noise complaints and more<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;– in hopes software developers utilize the data for public apps.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 2001, the City of Austin established 3-1-1 as a way for citizens to make non-emergency calls separate from police calls. According to&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.austintexas.gov/department/311/about" style="line-height: 1.5;">austintexas.gov</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Austin 3-1-1 receives over a million calls a year, which translates into some 200,000 departmental service requests each year. Citizens are also able to submit service requests online.</span></p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:23:01 +0000 Andrew Huygen 9650 at http://kut.org Interactive: Austin is Mapping New 3-1-1 Call Data Online Every Day Breach At Target Stores May Affect 40 Million Card Accounts http://kut.org/post/breach-target-stores-may-affect-40-million-card-accounts Target Corp. <a href="http://pressroom.target.com/news/target-confirms-unauthorized-access-to-payment-card-data-in-u-s-stores" target="_blank">acknowledged early Thursday</a> that there was a massive security breach of its customers' credit and debit card accounts starting the day before Thanksgiving and extending at least to Dec. 15 — the heart of the holiday shopping season.<p>"Approximately 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been impacted," the retailer said. The hacking involved not only Target-issued cards but those from other issuers as well. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:53:20 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 9406 at http://kut.org Breach At Target Stores May Affect 40 Million Card Accounts Evacuating a Wildfire? There's an App for That http://kut.org/post/evacuating-wildfire-theres-app <p>The American Red Cross has<a href="http://www.redcross.org/mobile-apps/wildfire-app" target="_blank"> released a free mobile app </a>to help people stay aware of wildfire danger.</p><p>The app gives users<a href="http://www.redcross.org/news/press-release/New-Wildfire-App-Brings-Safety-Information-to-Mobile-Devices" target="_blank"> instant access to a so-called “blaze tracker”</a> that issues alerts when conditions are favorable for wildfires and when a wildfire has begun within 100 miles of any location designated by the user. Users can also monitor multiple locations to keep up-to-date with what might be happening in a region susceptible to wildfires where friends or family live.</p><p>"A lot of information about wildfires is really hard to get and to take in. Wildfires are big, covering hundreds of acres, and also really fast-moving... [This app] actually even allows you to see the path of a fire, where its perimeter is, and what's happening. And that really makes the information about these big fires a little easier to digest," Sara Kennedy, Director of Communications for American Red Cross Central Texas Region, says. Thu, 25 Oct 2012 17:45:56 +0000 Laura Rice 5451 at http://kut.org Evacuating a Wildfire? There's an App for That Nailing Down The Appeal Of Pinterest http://kut.org/post/nailing-down-appeal-pinterest To the list of weird-sounding hybrid words of the digital age, like Googling and tweeting, we can now add "pinning." As in <a href="http://pinterest.com/">Pinterest</a>. It's sort of an online scrapbook or bulletin board, and it's one of the fastest-growing websites in history.<p>Last month, more than 10 million unique visitors signed on to Pinterest. But some of them, like Billy Winburn, are still trying to get the hang of it. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 16:34:34 +0000 3753 at http://kut.org Nailing Down The Appeal Of Pinterest What $7.8 Billion Less Looks Like for Your District http://kut.org/post/what-78-billion-less-looks-your-district <div><p class="p1">Whether final reductions to the state public education spending end up closer to $7.8 billion or $4 billion, how much districts will individually bear depends on how &mdash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.texastribune.org/texas-education/public-education/what-if-texas-doesnt-pass-a-school-finance-bill/">or if</a>&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;the Legislature rethinks the state&rsquo;s school finance system.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 May 2011 23:19:41 +0000 Morgan Smith, Texas Tribune 1485 at http://kut.org What $7.8 Billion Less Looks Like for Your District People In Central Texas Are Spending More Money http://kut.org/post/people-central-texas-are-spending-more-money <script type="text/javascript" src="http://public.tableausoftware.com/javascripts/api/viz_v1.js"></script><div id="tableau_hide_this" style="width:429px; height:719px;"><p>Even though Central Texas avoided the most severe blows of the national recession, we still experienced our own economic downturn. New data from the state shows we are continuing to bounce back.</p> Wed, 11 May 2011 17:40:29 +0000 Nathan Bernier 1451 at http://kut.org People In Central Texas Are Spending More Money Central Texas Superintendent Salaries Per Enrolled Student http://kut.org/post/central-texas-superintendent-salaries-enrolled-student <p>With Central Texas superintendents shedding portions of their salaries to share the pain of public school cuts, we thought it would be interesting to compare their base salaries. We then broke it down on a dollar per student basis.&nbsp; Continue reading for an interactive graph. Wed, 20 Apr 2011 16:55:30 +0000 Nathan Bernier 1264 at http://kut.org Central Texas Superintendent Salaries Per Enrolled Student Data App: Visual Breakdown Of AISD's Proposed 1,012 Job Cuts http://kut.org/post/data-app-visual-breakdown-aisds-proposed-1012-job-cuts <p>Austin school district employees who may lose their jobs next school year will be notified by the end of today. A proposal by Superintendent Meria Carstarphen would eliminate 1,012 positions for an annual savings of $53.6 million.</p><p>The list of job cuts released by the district is <a href="http://www.boarddocs.com/tx/austinisd/Board.nsf/files/8DZ2ZG048ED3/$file/Attachment%206%20-%20Proposed%20Employment%20Areas%20and%20Positions%20Recommended%20for%20Elimination%202-11.pdf">difficult to read</a>, so we have attempted to clarify what Carstarphen is proposing with this data app.&nbsp; Click on &quot;High School&quot;, &quot;Middle School&quot;, &quot;Elementary School&quot;, etc to see a breakdown by campus or department in the second box. This is an early attempt of ours to develop a data app, so please offer us your feedback in the comments.&nbsp;&nbsp; Wed, 16 Feb 2011 21:04:06 +0000 Nathan Bernier 810 at http://kut.org Data App: Visual Breakdown Of AISD's Proposed 1,012 Job Cuts