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Protecting Privacy Online: New System Would Give Individuals More Control over Shared Digital Data

Protecting Privacy Online: New System Would Give Individuals More Control over Shared Digital Data

Cellphone metadata has been in the news quite a bit lately, but the National Security Agency isn’t the only organization that collects information about people’s online behavior. Newly downloaded cellphone apps routinely ask to access your location information, your address book, or other apps, and of course, websites like Amazon or Netflix track your browsing [...]

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A Simple Solution for Big Data: New Algorithm Simplifies the Categorization of Data

A Simple Solution for Big Data: New Algorithm Simplifies the Categorization of Data

A SISSA algorithm published in Science simplifies the categorization of data Experts use the expression big data to indicate huge amounts of information, such as those (photos, videos, texts, but also other more technical types of data) shared at any time by billions of people on computers, smartphones and other electronic devices. The present-day scenario [...]

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How Some of My Current Interests in ICT and Power Industry Relate to Each Other

How Some of My Current Interests in ICT and Power Industry Relate to Each Other

I have not blogged for a while but want to resume my writing. There are a lot of subjects I would like to write about: cloud computing, cloud computing impacts on data centers, the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data/Analytics, Green IT, and ICT applications to the power industry. These subjects are related to each [...]

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Voltage Security Comments on Largest US Data Breach

Voltage Security Comments on Largest US Data Breach

In light of charges filed last week in a US court against five cybercriminals in what’s being considered the largest ever US data breach, Voltage Security cautions that the risk is still high but can be avoided with a data-centric security strategy. Voltage customer Heartland Payment Systems Inc., was one of the companies involved in [...]

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Voltage Security Comments on State of CA Data Breach

Voltage Security Comments on State of CA Data Breach

Voltage Security has issued the following comments in light of the recent report from California State Attorney General Kamala D. Harris detailing 131 data breaches reported to her office in 2012, showing that 2.5 million Californians had personal information put at risk through an electronic data breach. According to Dave Anderson, senior director at data-centric [...]

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Big Data, for Better or Worse: 90% of World’s Data Generated Over Last Two Years

Big Data, for Better or Worse: 90% of World’s Data Generated Over Last Two Years

A full 90% of all the data in the world has been generated over the last two years. The internet companies are awash with data that can be grouped and utilised. Is this a good thing?   An increasing amount of data is becoming available on the internet. Each and every one of us is [...]

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Over Half of Big Data & Cloud Projects Stall Because of Security Concerns

Over Half of Big Data & Cloud Projects Stall Because of Security Concerns

The majority of IT professionals within large and mid-size corporations worry about the security of big data and cloud projects Cupertino, CA – May 21, 2013 – Voltage Security®, the world leader in data-centric security, today announced results of a recent industry survey in which 76% of senior-level IT and security respondents said the inability [...]

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Ayla Networks Promotes Device Connectivity for Internet of Things

Ayla Networks Promotes Device Connectivity for Internet of Things

A previous blog explained how the connectivity of end devices leads to intelligence. Simply connecting the devices does not by itself produce intelligence, but connecting them to a bigger system that aggregates, stores, and analyzes their data does. Many details still need to be worked out. An ecosystem for intelligent systems consists of several players, [...]

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CIA Predicted the Future of Big Data Half a Century Ago

The Cold War is something far from Americans’ minds. However, the effects of it can still be felt and seen today in the digital world. Recently, the CIA released an internal document that appears to have predicted the future of Big Data. The publication gives a glimpse into the agency’s push to use data and [...]

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Big Data: Searching Large Amounts of Data Quickly and Efficiently

Big Data: Searching Large Amounts of Data Quickly and Efficiently

Not only scientific institutes but also companies harvest an amazing amount of data. Traditional database management systems are often unable to cope with this. Suitable tools are lacking in information retrieval on big data. Computer scientists from Saarbrücken have developed an approach which enables searching large amounts of data in a fast and efficient way. [...]

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