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Facebook Ramping Up Monitoring Efforts Across Devices To Aid Advertisers
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Facebook, for some time now, has been augmenting its advertising services in order to prove its mobile ads are effective. Nevertheless, proponents of privacy have criticized the company’s use of personal data time and again. In its latest such supplement, Facebook will allow advertisers to see the number of users

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Documents Logging Yahoo’s Secret Legal Battle With Nsa Over Customer Data Finally See Light Of Day
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Last week, it was revealed that 1,500 pages of legal documents were unsealed by a special federal court of “once-secret papers” from Yahoo’s 2007-2008 challenge to U.S. surveillance laws. The NSA, in order to obtain certain kinds of information, had been pressurising the Internet corporation into divulging customer data. The

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Gartner Study Shows That Global Investment In Big Data Is Set To Increase Again
Big DataNews

The investment in Big Data technologies is set to continue according to a recent survey by Gartner. The key findings of the survey point out that 73 percent of respondents have either already invested or plan to invest in big data within the next 24 months, compared to last year’s 64

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Verdafero Adopts Ibm Bluemix To Strengthen Utility Analytics Development
Energy & EnvironmentNews

Utility Consumption Analytics outfit, Verdafero, has announced the utilization of IBM’s open cloud platform, Bluemix to power its analytics platform. “Switching our development to the Bluemix platform has been a game changer,” noted Dr. Alastair Hood, CEO, Verdafero. “We wanted a solution that would allow our infrastructure to grow and

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Week In Big Data- 8Th September, 2014
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This week we saw some interesting surveys around data privacy and big data. One study found that 85% of the apps surveyed failed to clearly explain how they were using personal information; while the other survey from Accenture revealed that 89% of executives believe big data will revolutionize business operations like

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The Week In Big Data-- August 11, 2014
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This week has seen many announcements in the data science arena that will make our lives a little easier. The new CoLaborate app lets data scientists collaborate via Google Drive; Facebook is making its security better than ever; guest contributor Rick Delgado walked us through how five companies are using

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365 Data Centers Receives $16M In Fresh Financing To Fuel Cloud &Amp; Managed Services Expansion
Data ScienceNews

US-based collocation data center provider, 365 Data Centers, has secured $16 million in Series B funding while also obtained an additional $55 million credit facility to support their expansion strategy. A statement issued on earlier this week revealed that the funding came from existing investors Crosslink Capital and Housatonic Partners,

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