Pete Warden

Pete is the CTO of Jetpac Inc, a start-up focused on analyzing billions of public photos. He's been a recipient of an NSF grant for his computer vision work, worked on image processing at Apple for five years, and has published a number of popular open source data analysis projects and O'Reilly books. He is writing a book on deep learning and blogs at He is @petewarden on Twitter.

Why the term “data science” is flawed but useful

Counterpoints to four common data science criticisms.

While formal boundaries and professional criteria for "data science" remain undefined, here's why we should keep using the term.

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The iPhone tracking story, one week later

The iPhone tracking story, one week later

Apple issues a statement on location and says iOS fixes are coming soon.

Apple announces fixes and sheds more light on location data. Plus, a look at some of the reporting and potential applications that have popped up.

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Additional iPhone tracking research

Researchers and reporters are exploring many of the issues related to mobile location data.

The iPhone tracking story led to a host of related investigations. Here's a look at some of the latest developments.

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iPhone tracking: The day after

iPhone tracking: The day after

Analysis and criticism came in the wake of our iPhone tracking story.

The iPhone tracking story published here a few days ago struck an unexpected nerve. Here's a selection of the most interesting immediate reactions.

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Will data be too cheap to meter?

Will data be too cheap to meter?

Data acquisition for a site like CrunchBase may not carry the costs some assume.

The data acquisition process should be increasingly automatic, and so increasingly cheap. I'm hoping for a world where information producers are paid for extracting value from that data.

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4 free data tools for journalists (and snoops)

A look at free services that reveal traffic data, server details and popularity.

You no longer have to be a technical specialist to find exciting and surprising data. In this excerpt from Pete Warden's ebook, "Where are the bodies buried on the web? Big data for journalists," Pete looks at four services that reveal underlying information about web pages and domains.

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