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The US health care registration website, HealthCare.gov has been the latest victim of a cyberattack. The unidentified hackers infiltrated the insurance website in July this year and a malware was uploaded that remained undetected till August 25th. However, the Department of Health and Human Services has informed that no data

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This week was brimming with futuristic announcements. Google entered the race to get autonomous flying drones production-ready, and online brain-to-brain communication occurred for the first time in human history. IBM Watson also branched out into fashion apps, if you’re into that sort of thing. Here are the rest of the

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In what the US Federal Communications Commission has termed as an “unacceptable”  usage of personal consumer information for marketing purposes, telecom giant, Verizon Communications has agreed to pay a fine of $7.4 million to the US Treasury. Travis LeBlanc, Acting Chief of the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau said in a statement,

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced that Dentsu razorfish, a joint venture between digital agency razorfish and Dentsu, the world’s leading advertisement firm, has deployed the MapR Distribution including Hadoop as the underlying technology for its Next Generation Communication Platform (NGCP) solution. The

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Last Thursday, the Big Data community of Berlin came together in the aptly named Innospace (Innovation Space) for Big Data, Berlin. Over 350 people attended, providing an incredible cross-section of business and data science interests from Europe’s Silicon Valley. The venue — which usually caters to a max audience of

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Private equity and investment adviser Veritas Capital has announced the acquisition of IT security firm BeyondTrust. Announced earlier this week, the deal went ahead for $310 million with the intent of direct business tie-ups with the US federal government. However, specific details of the deal were not disclosed. Kevin Hickey,

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Think Big Analytics, a Big Data consulting firm primarily focused on Hadoop, becomes the latest in a series of acquisitions made by Teradata. The announcement comes just a few months after Teradata’s purchase of Revelytix and Hadapt, marking a clear intention to “embrace Hadoop and other big data technologies in

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In a bid to reach out to more retail companies, IBM’s cognitive computing platform Watson might be utilised to fabricate ‘fashion’ apps that overlay structured and unstructured data to help people decide what to wear. While at the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, IBM Watson’s global retail transformation leader Keith Mercier spoke

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Indian companies are likely to embrace Big Data Technologies by 2015 according to a survey carried out by business intelligence & data visualisation provider Qlik. Phillip Beniac, Regional Vice President, Qlik Asia Pacific and Japan, explained, “Despite the relatively low implementation of big data technologies in India today, we have

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American retail giant Home Depot maybe the latest company to fall victim to a massive online data breach. Initial reports surfaced on cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs’ website, about a new batch of stolen credit and debit cards that went on sale in the cybercrime underground on Tuesday morning. Various banks

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