Google has asked international governments to be more open with how they use legal means to get access to users' information. The call comes as Google releases its latest Transparency Report, which shows a steady increase in governments' requests for users' data.
It's amazing what can be done with raw data. YouTube user STLTransit has created over 40 visualisations of public transport activity across major cities and regions in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.
DataSift has added Wikipedia as a data source in its Social Data Platform, allowing companies to track mentions of products and services in real-time on the internet's largest user collaborated encyclopedia.
Twitter is set to unveil its long-awaited analytics tool, as well as a new blog that will "highlight great pieces of Twitter in real time", in the coming months. Yesterday we reported that Twitter would shortly introduce enhanced brand pages.