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Vodafone, the second largest telecommunications company in the world, has revealed that government agencies have installed wires in their system that allow them to listen and track the calls of customers. The Guardian reported in the early hours of the morning that the telecom company, which operates in 29 countries,

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In the Ted Talk below, Computer Scientist Jennifer Golbeck tells the story of how ones Facebook Likes show strong correlations to seemingly unrelated personal attributes – the often cited example is how Liking the page “Curly Fries” is a strong indicator of high IQ, or Liking “That Spider is More

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Hadoop vendor Cloudera recently announced that it has acquired Gazzang, a startup specialising in encryption for big data environments, for an undisclosed fee. The acquisition of Gazzang is Cloudera’s first significant purchase and will allow companies with stringent security regulations to use the big data processing platform. The news comes

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Hadoop is the leading database engine among companies today, and many have realised just what is possible through its ability to store and process enormous amounts of data. Below are two use cases of Hadoop that are preventing suicides among military veterans and helping farmers manage their production. 1) Combatting Suicide

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We met with Joe Eandi, the CEO & Co-founder of Vorstack, at the Finovate conference in San Jose. Vorstack is the industry’s first solution that provides early warning of security threats by automatically sharing cyber-events and enabling real-time collaboration. Vorstack enables automated event and threat sharing between trusted security professionals across

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Sean has been MD UK & Ireland and Regional Vice President for Northern Europe for Qlik since July 2009. He has over 19 years’ experience in the business software industry, 15 of those are within Business intelligence. Prior to Qlik, Sean was Regional Vice President and General Manager, UK, Ireland

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Dennis Clark studied algebraic geometry and theoretical computer science at Harvard University. After a few years’ service with distinction in the financial sector at QVT Financial LP, he’s brought his business savvy and linear algebra skills to Luminoso. Dennis primarily handles customer relations, product management, and strategic planning, but also

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Steve Durbin is an International business leader and sales & marketing professional. He has managed and grown start-ups to £multi million turnover enterprises across Europe, the United States and Australasia. He is ranked as one of the top 10 individuals shaping the way that organizations and leaders approach information security careers in

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Bernard Marr – the ‘Big Data Guru’ – is one of the world’s most highly respected voices anywhere when it comes to data in business. He is a highly acclaimed keynote speaker and advises companies and government organizations on how to use big data, analytics and metrics to improve strategic

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Dr. Sahill Poddar is currently a Lead Marketplace Quant at Facebook in Hamburg. Prior to Facebook, Sahil worked for LiquidM, a mobile advertising management platform providing a full-stack technological solution to advertisers and ad networks. He obtained his doctorate in particle physics from University of Heidelberg and the European Council for

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