Posts Tagged

Facebook

With New Tor Connector, Is There Now A Way To Hide From Facebook?
News

Following the rise of data breaching and web surfers defending themselves against traffic analysis online, anonymity has because more prevalent than ever. Facebook announced this week that users of the social media can now connect directly to the network via the free anonymity software, Tor. It is first of the

Read More
Facebook Reveals Spike In Global Government Data Requests Over The Last Six Months
News

Facebook released the third edition of its Government Requests Report, earlier this week, and it bears grim tidings. The report brings out the number of Government data and content removal requests received by the social networking site over a period of time, along with requests in matters concerning national security

Read More
10 Big Data Stories You Shouldn’t Miss This Week
Uncategorized

“Where there is data smoke, there is business fire.” – Thomas Redman  The idea of Data Smoke is quite a brilliant analogy by Thomas Redman. It adequately explains why so much emphasis has been placed on tools, personnel, and culture within companies over the past decade. To understand the quote, however, it’s

Read More
Facebook Takes To Anonymizing Users With Rooms, While Ello Continues To Rise
News

Facebook’s latest – Rooms – allows for anonymous sharing and lets you assume multiple pseudonyms while you chat with friends and strangers. “We want to give people flexibility because that’s what they want,” pointed out 24 year old Josh Miller, a key participant in the creation of Rooms to USA

Read More
Argyle Data Taps Existing Nsa &Amp; Facebook Tech In Flagship Product To Counter Fraud In Real-Time
News

Argyle Data, a real-time fraud analytics startup, has rolled out its flagship anti-fraud software, alongside an announcement of $4.5 million in funding to help companies detect and combat fraud through machine learning and real-time analytics. Dubbed AgyleDB, the application taps NSA’s open source Accumulo database technology to “perform deep-packet inspection

Read More
What You Should Know About Your App Data, But Probably Don'T
Uncategorized

Can you imagine a world without smartphones? In this day and age, the answer is a resounding ‘no’. One of the reasons for this is how profoundly we rely on apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to name but a few. These apps connect us with friends, family or

Read More
Eu Competition Authority’s Approval Precipitates The Last Leg Of Facebook’s Multi-Billion Dollar Acquisition Of Whatsapp
News

Facebook has finally received the nod from the European Commission that has been assessing the $19 billion acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp. Google has found itself in hot water with the European authorities of late, but Facebook have avoided such struggles for now. The EU Commission has found that Facebook’s

Read More
Facebook’s Atlas Will Mine Its User Data Repository To Aid Marketers, Amidst Privacy Concerns
BI & AnalyticsNews

Facebook has launched the completely reduxed and rebuilt ad platform, called Atlas, that will deliver people-based marketing, helping marketers reach customers across devices, platforms and publishers immense trove of data of its 1.3 billion users. “Atlas has been rebuilt on an entirely new code base, with a user interface designed

Read More
When Data Intelligence Goes Too Far
Topics

Target can tell when its shoppers are pregnant. Facebook conducts social experiments on us to see if we are emotionally vulnerable. How? Data intelligence! All this is possible because we share detailed information about ourselves with companies in almost every aspect of our life. When we browse on the internet,

Read More
10 Machine Learning Experts You Need To Know
Machine Learning

Machine learning- to put it mildly- is an incredibly broad and varied field, with multitudes of applications. Thus, writing a list entitled “10 Machine Learning Experts You Need to Know” proves challenging for a number of reasons. Firstly, I’ve restricted my ten picks to those currently working in the field-

Read More