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Us Postal Service Falls Prey To Cyber Attack - Hit By Employee Information Breach
News

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 Flouts Privacy Norms With Latest Perma-Cookie Tracking Ploy
News

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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New Home Depot Disclosures Reveal Of Compromised Data And Hackers’ Plausible Modus Operandi
News

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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Microsoft Azure Will Kill The Traditional Datacenter: Three Observations
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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Stfc Partners With Ibm To Create Infosphere Biginsights, The Tech Giant’s New Big Data Innovation Hub
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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Microsoft ‘Brings Big Data To Everyone’ With Latest Azure Machine Learning Update - Makes It Accessible Free Of Cost
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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Snowflake Scoops Up $26M To Carve Out Niche In Data Warehousing Tech
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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Birst And Sap Extend Partnership To Offer Instant Cloud Analytics
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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Mapd Finds Funds Worth $1.5M For Fueling Product Development From Nvidia And Google Ventures
BI & AnalyticsNews

MapD, a Big Data analytics and visualization platform, has secured $1.5 million from Nvidia, Google Ventures, and other participatory investors, with the aim to fund its product development and its first commercial release, later this year, reports Venture Beat. “There aren’t really any other tools on the market that allow

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Google Asked To Remove Search Results By Japan Court In The Wake Of Eu’s &Quot;Right To Be Forgotten&Quot; Dictum
News

In an injunction emulating the EU’s recent “right to be forgotten” law, the Tokyo District Court has ordered Google Japan to remove search results that hinted at a man’s relations with a criminal organization after he complained his privacy rights were violated. Taj Meadows a spokesperson for Google said that

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