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Inside Princeton’s vaccine clinics: The data on shots administered, and who received them

In a total of 21 vaccine clinics held between April 29 and July 7, 2021, the University administered 7,930 doses of the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

In a total of 21 vaccine clinics held between April 29 and July 7, 2021, the University administered 7,930 doses of the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

NEWS | 08/20/2021

ACLU attorney speaks on NSA: 'The Fourth Amendment in the Era of Mass Dataveillance'

The government’s mass call tracking program violates fundamental civil liberties and rights to privacy, Catherine Crump, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project argued in a lecture on Thursday. Crump began the lecture with a simple question: “How many of you have cell phones?” Virtually every hand in the room shot up. “It used to be practically impossible for the government to track you without expending tremendous resources,” Crump added.

NEWS | 11/14/2013

Data department targets voters, helped communicate Obama's 2012 campaign message

Data processing played a pivotal role in the Obama campaign’s ability to target and persuade potential voters in the 2012 election, former campaign data director Ethan Roeder argued in a lecture on Thursday evening. Roeder, who served as data director for both the 2008 and 2012 Obama presidential campaigns, explained that his department pioneered the use of vast data collection operations to aggregate open-source information about voters’ preferences so that they could be approached and persuaded by volunteers. Using polling data, consumer data and open voter files the data department created models to predict how likely voters were to vote for Obama or be persuaded to support or volunteer for the campaign. “It’s stunning to me how relatively simple data can give us such an edge in predicting where people are at in terms of voting,” he said. Open voter files in the United States contain simple information like voters’ names, addresses, ages, genders, voting histories, party affiliations, and racial backgrounds.

NEWS | 11/07/2013