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Intersec, a provider of monetization solutions for mobile operators through big data collection, has landed $20 million in a series B funding round from Highland Capital Partners Europe and other existing investors. With headquarters in Paris and New York, and offices in Dubai, Saint Petersburg, Singapore, Abidjan, Sao Paulo,Madrid, and

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The U.S. Postal Service has become the latest victim of cyber security intrusion of their information systems, compromising data such as names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, addresses, beginning and end dates of employment, emergency contact information and other information of approximately 800,000 individuals including employees, directors and regulators,

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Verizon, the American broadband and telecommunications giant has been up to some snooping lately, and it does not look good. It turns out that Verizon’s 100 million mobile customers have been exposed to silent tracking using a cookie-like tracker, a super-cookie of sorts, included in an HTTP header called X-UIDH.

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Shedding new light on the Data Breach incident to have affected Home Depot, the home improvement retailer, it reported that hackers used a third-party vendor’s username and password to enter the perimeter of their network and then acquired elevated rights that allowed them to navigate and deploy unique, custom-built malware

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Data Science

Last week I attended a specialized training/go-to-market program in Seattle hosted by Microsoft’s Azure team.  It was a week full of clam chowder, excellent crab cakes, ridiculous discounts at the Microsoft store, and technical training on Azure, Microsoft’s massive and fully loaded penetration point into the world of cloud computing. 

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Big DataNews

IBM and the Science & Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Hartree Centre have come together in an alliance to set up a new Big Data Innovation Hub using IBM Big Data and Analytics technology to enable “commercial organisations solve complex business problems and achieve competitive advantage.” “As we see the ‘Internet

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Big DataMachine LearningNews

Microsoft announced a stash of new services and updates at Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) Summit earlier this week, in order to expand on its big data platform. Keeping in line with their “efforts to bring big data to everyone,” the roll out sees an update for the database-as-a-service,

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BI & Analytics

Snowflake Computing, a cloud data warehousing startup that’s coming out of stealth mode with intentions to disrupt the data warehousing market, has secured $26 million in Series B funding from prominent venture capital firms Redpoint Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures and Wing Ventures, to do just that. The total investment has

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BI & Analytics

Companies offering cloud-based analytics platforms have received considerable attention over the past few years and it is undeniably a hot place to be today. Take the release of Oracle RightNow Analytics Cloud last week, as an example of this, or GoodData’s recent funding announcement. SalesForce is also preparing an analytics

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Telstra, Australia’s largest telecom and media company, has been ordered by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) to recompense a family judge with AU$18,000 and an apology after it failed to inform him of having published his details in the White Pages directory and in print through its

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