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Mike Tigas is a News Applications Developer at ProPublica. He also works on tools for online privacy and the liberation of public data. He is a lead developer on Tabula (a data extraction tool for PDF files), Onion Browser (an anonymizing web browser for iOS), and CivOmega (an open search engine for public data). He was a 2013 Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow and previously worked as a newsroom web developer at The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.).
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March 16, 8 a.m.Instead of basketball skill, our bracket is based on five factors that measure each school’s ability to graduate low-income students with little debt.
Dec. 28, 2016, 1:16 p.m.We’ve updated our database of nonprofit tax filings. It now includes more than 9 million Form 990s.
Dec. 13, 2016, 1:47 p.m.We’ve updated Dollars for Docs. It now includes payments made from August 2013 through December 2015 — some $6.25 billion in payments to more than 800,000 doctors.
Dec. 13, 2016, 1:47 p.m.ProPublica has been publishing data on conflicts of interest in medicine since 2010. We’ve updated our Dollars for Docs database with billions of dollars in payments made last year.
March 17, 2016, 5 a.m.The more money doctors receive from drug and medical device companies, the more brand-name drugs they tend to prescribe, a new ProPublica analysis shows. Even a meal can make a difference.
March 17, 2016, 4:58 a.m.This release includes updated data, payments to teaching hospitals, and information about brand-name prescribing rates for some doctors.
Jan. 13, 2016, 3:45 p.m.We’ve launched a “Tor hidden service” that lets you to browse our site more securely and anonymously. Read this post to find out how to use it, and how to make your own.
Dec. 29, 2015, 5 a.m.Who is Revealing Your Private Medical Information?
Dec. 1, 2015, 1:52 p.m.Using ProPublica’s Nonprofit Explorer and a charity’s own documents, you can make a more informed giving decision.
Aug. 18, 2015, 3:06 p.m.We’ve updated our Nonprofit Explorer app with over 600,000 new tax filings from FY2013. Use the database to search over 1.8 million tax returns from tax-exempt organizations.
July 1, 2015, 4:11 p.m.Pharmaceutical and medical device companies paid billions to doctors from late 2013 through 2014, new data shows. Search for your doctor in our interactive database.
May 15, 2015, 9 a.m.How U.S. commanders spent $2 billion of petty cash in Afghanistan
Feb. 3, 2015, 5:57 p.m.
Jan. 22, 2015, NoonFlaws in information submitted to Open Payments, a government database of financial relationships in the medical field, complicated our analysis.
Jan. 16, 2015, 7:40 p.m.
Jan. 14, 2015, 4:08 p.m.An online ad company called Turn is using tracking cookies that come back to life after Verizon users have deleted them. Turn's services are used by everyone from Google to Facebook.
Jan. 7, 2015, 3 p.m.Beginning in 2014, the federal government mandated that pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers publicly report payments made to doctors and teaching hospitals. The first report covered the last five months of 2013. Use this tool to search for a company, drug or device.
Nov. 4, 2014, 12:31 p.m.Ahead of the November midterms, we take stock of the state of voting rights across the country.
Aug. 8, 2014, 11:43 a.m.Software created by the controversial U.K. based Gamma Group International was used to spy on computers that appear to be located in the United States.
July 16, 2014, 5:17 p.m.Last month, we removed links to download Form 990 document PDFs from our Nonprofit Explorer database.
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