Eileen McNulty
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Eileen McNulty

Eileen McNulty-Holmes is the Head of Content for Data Natives, Europe’s largest data science conference. For the past ten years, they have written, edited and strategised for companies and publications spanning tech, arts and culture. With a core focus in journalism and content, Eileen has also spoken at conferences, organised literary and art events, mentored others in journalism, and had their fiction and essays published in a range of publications. They are passionate about amplifying marginalised voices in their field (particularly those from the LGBTQ community), AI, and dressing like it’s still the ’80s

Hp Acquires Eucalyptus Systems To Gain Stonger Foothold In Cloud Computing
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In a move to bolster its cloud service prowess, HP acquired open source cloud software startup Eucalyptus Systems last week. Essentially, HP hired Eucalyptus’ entire workforce (which is less than 100 people), along with their CEO Marten Mickos as the Senior VP and head of HP’s cloud computing wing. Mickos

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10 Big Data Stories You Shouldn’t Miss This Week
Data Science

This week has been a week of conferences in the realm of big data. Our news roster has been dominated this week by a whole host of announcements from the Strata + Hadoop world conference. Highlights include a raft of new integrations on Microsoft’s Azure platform, Waterline announcing the release of

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Seattle Police Just Got An Edge Over Crime With The Inception Of The Seastat Programme
Data ScienceNews

Taking their cues from the LAPD, the Seattle Police Department’s latest crime data mining program, called SeaStat, will identify crime hotspots based on analysis of crime data and community reports of incidents. According to the department’s news release, there has been an up rise in crime in the Capitol Hill

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White House Urginig Data Transparency Through Their Open Data Initiatives
Data ScienceNews

In the wake of President Obama’s May 2013 executive order on open data, the Obama administration has launched a string of Open Data Initiatives to make valuable data in areas such as health, energy, education, public safety, finance, and global development available to the public and federal authorities, Nick Sinai,

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Us Senators Awaken Public Interest In Patient Data Sharing
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Two US Senators from the Senate Finance Committee, Republican Chuck Grassley and Democrat Ron Wyden, have been advocating the need to make Medicare data available to the public to make Medicare claims data fully transparent while remaining secure. In a bid to involve masses in the exploration towards making healthcare

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Freedom Of Information Vs. Right To Privacy: Eu Privacy Regulator Questions Google’s Policy Across Services
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In the latest, of a string of bad-blood situations between Google and EU authorities, European data protection wing, known as the Article 29 Working Party, has issued the search engine pioneer with guidelines to steer its privacy practices in tandem with EU law. Reuters reports that Google has been provided

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Data Analytics Can Aid In Detecting Source Of Freshest Scoop In Online Journalism
Data ScienceNews

The idea to provide the latest in any format of news, also known as ‘horserace journalism’ is probably as old as the trade itself. With the advent of news online, the margin of release of news has only grown smaller – right down to the milliseconds. “Not only are reporters

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Ebay Brings Out Open-Sourced Kylin, Built From Scratch, Which Taps Distributed Processing And The Hbase Data Store To Accelerate Analytics
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Ebay’s latest offering to the open-source community is designed to accelerate analytics on Hadoop and allow the use of SQL-compatible tools, while providing an SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) on Hadoop to support extremely large datasets. Dubbed, Kylin, according to an eBay blog post, this is what it essentially

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Hexadite Wants To Outsource Your Cyber Security- To Machines
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Eran Barak, CEO of security startup Hexadite believes that security technology has become very sophisticated with the vast majority of applications and services concentrating on detection. Once a problem within the system is identified, it requires a solution — and there are significantly fewer solutions around to do that, and none

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Nsa ‘Snooping’ Hampers Us Internet Infrastructure Market, Argues David Snead
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Founder of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (I2C), David Snead, has revealed that the US is facing an avoidance from Data Center customers who are moving infrastructure in other sites owing to “data sovereignty concerns” raised by the NSA surveillance disclosures. According to Data Center Knowledge, “Our members are seeing a

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