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UPDATED: World’s Biggest Data Breaches + new data sensitivity graphic

Heroku, Mailchimp, the Red Cross, GoDaddy, Acer, Nvidia, Brewdog and more sadly join 400+ others in our ongoing visualisation of data leaks, hacks and breaches (2022-2004) We’ve added an extra new interactive graphic – Breaches by Data Sensitivity – so you can see what kinds of records have been leaked (passwords, social security numbers, medical data). Made with our tool VizSweet. We’re now in our seventh year of updates. Let...

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% Renewable Electricity by Country – Visualized!

Over 30% of the world’s demand is now met by solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, bioenergy etc – and it’s increasing. But there are some caveats. » See the visualisation of country and US state data » Play with the VizSweet interactive » Review the data Source: US Energy Information Administration (eia.gov)

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Elon Musk’s $44 billion Twitter acquisition in visual context

Recent, selected, big big tech acquisitions – visualized.

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Russian Gas – Who imports it? Who’s Dependent On it?

Visualising the full extent of Russia’s natural gas production & exports to understand how much the European Union is tied to Russian energy. Numbers for this chart were hard to find, scattered across various news reports and PDFs. But it clearly shows why Germany – and several other countries – will have a very difficult time weaning themselves off this far-reaching supply chain. Perversely, though, this may end up accelerating the global shift to renewable...

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Beautiful News book US Edition – out this week

200+ hand-crafted infographics and visualisations, surfacing positive trends, uplifting stats and creative solutions to the world’s problems – in handy, multi-coloured book form. The book is also full of fresh new infographic primers and visualisations which delve deeper into certain key topics. These are designed to better arm you with context and understanding when doom-scrolling headlines and news stories about climate, or clean energies, or the plastics crisis – or any the major features of the future....

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Ukraine-Russian War Infographics & Data Visuals

A collection of visualisations, maps and primers from around the web. We’ll keep this list updated. » Total Refugees from Ukraine, compared to other countries [Flowing Data] » Visualising the $13.6 billion US spend on Ukraine [New York Times] » Russian Oil – who imports it? Who’s Most Dependent on it? [Information is Beautiful] » Which EU countries are most dependent on Russian Gas? [Statista] » EU Energy Dependency [Visual...

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New Infographic Training Seminars for 2022

Announcing a new season of our fun online intensives » Tue 1st Feb 2022 – US timezone » Tue 1st Mar – UK/EU timezone » Streamable on-demand version also available. Our trainings are a technicolour mix of lecture, exercises, discussion & techniques, hosted by IIB founder and author, David McCandless. » See what participants say Learn how to approach data-visualisation and infographic creation from an editorial ‘conceptual’ point of view,...

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Coronavirus Most (and Least) Effective Treatments & Drugs

Visualising 28 currently-touted treatments for COVID-19, their evidence level and effectiveness. Or lack of. Main source: this excellent resource from the New York Times, plus Johns Hopkins (PDF), The Lancet and others. » See the interactive visualisation » Review the data

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Most Beautiful News of the Year

21 positive trends & amazing achievements from 2021 you may not have read about – in one interactive graphic. » See the graphic » part of our Beautiful News project

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Novels of the Year, Fiction Everyone Should Read, Best Dataviz Books

Our ‘consensus clouds’ gather data from major best-of lists & book polls and visualise the highly rated. » Best Novels of the Year (data) » Novels Everyone Should Read (data) » Best Dataviz Books » More graphics about arts & culture

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