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Worldwide privacy regulator, Global Privacy Enforcement Network, has revealed in a study that a major fraction of mobile apps in use today fail to provide or comply with appropriate privacy insight. The examination of privacy information provided by 1,211 mobile apps, by 26 privacy regulators from across the world found

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5 million gmail accounts stand compromised as a massive database of emails and passwords was published onto a Russian bitcoin security board, late Tuesday evening. The original ‘.txt’ file had a list of 4.93 million accounts, 60 percent of which had credible passwords, claimed ‘tvskit’, the forum user who was

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Events

On October 1st and 2nd, industry leaders from across the globe will descend onto Berlin to share their thoughts, ideas and opinions about the growing influence data is having in our world. The event, which is aptly described as “AIR. WATER. EARTH. DATA.”, will take place in the trendy nhow hotel, and will be hosted by

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BI & AnalyticsNews

Tableau announced yesterday at its annual user conference that it is working on a new tablet-based product called Project Elastic. In a bid to increase its outreach from enterprises to small scale businesses and consumers, their latest product aims to ‘bridge that gap,’ reports Gigaom. As Gigaom describe, “[Elastic is]

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Metanautix, a Big Data analytics startup, made available its flagship product almost two years in the making, called Quest. Metanautix Quest is a data compute engine that allows the user to navigate through their growing data ecosystem, irrespective of scale or location and getting value out of it through meaningful

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The hack of celebrity nude selfies raises some interesting questions most notably, who is responsible for that last 10% of effort that is required to fully secure someone’s data? It seems that the hack of the files was a combination of phishing, and exploitation of vulnerabilities in Apple’s photo backup.

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Forrester Research predicts that at least 25% of enterprises across the globe will adopt a graph database by 2017. On the back of this, we interviewed Holger Temme, Area Director of CEMEA at Neo Technology. Neo Technology is the company behind Neo4j, the world’s leading graph database. Its researchers have

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Big DataHealthcareNews

As varied as the utilities of Big Data maybe, new frontiers periodically open up to be explored; fitness, travel, marketing, retail and more recently, medical. Toshiba Group is working in tandem with the Johns Hopkins radiation oncology department to carry out research in treatment of head, neck and lung cancer.

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Data ScienceNews

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is developing a new a facial recognition payment system that will allow users to authorize online transactions with their faces. The system will be released by 2015 to both individual customers and retailers. Zhou Xi, the director of the CAS Chongqing Green Technology Research

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Leading database management systems provider, Datastax has procured $106 million in Series E financing, facilitated by Goldman Sachs. The new round brings Datastax’s total investment to $190 million. The round was led by Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers (KPCB) with ClearBridge Investments, Cross Creek Advisors and Wasatch Funds, PremjiInvest and

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