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

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When Data Intelligence Goes Too Far
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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,

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

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Mit Researchers Find Solution To Datacenter Network Lag
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Next month, MIT researchers will present a breakthrough discovery that could change the way Web and mobile apps are written and help large corporations in making their datacentres more efficient. Given that large websites have datacentres that are prone to congestion – “packets of data arriving at the same router

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Us Senator Writes Letter Of Complaint To Ftc Regarding Facebook Mood Experiment
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Facebook is again under attack, this time by U.S Senator Mark R. Warner, who is asking the Federal Trade Commission to inspect the social network’s use of big data. The cause of this is a controversial experiment conducted by Facebook on a share of its users. In statement on this

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Facebook’s Mood Manipulation - Why It Matters
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The past few days have seen Facebook under fire over the announcement that it has been running secret “mood altering” experiments on members. In summary: Their technology has allowed them to alter the content displayed to members in a way that elicits a measurable emotional response. This is not the

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Greater Accessibility In Analytics: Haxl, Jaspersoft And Sisense
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Accessibility has been the flavour of the week, with several big names making announcements which will shake up the analytics market and put greater focus on making tools easier to use. The main announcement was Facebook’s decision to open source Haxl. Written in Haskell, Haxl is an internally-developed library which

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Facebook Rumors
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Last week, we featured Twitter’s engagement and credibility problems and how, if untreated, may spell the platform’s demise. This week we review the dynamics of rumor-sharing. Social media has democratized the act of disseminating information to a wide audience and in real time. While this dilutes the monopoly held by

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Connectivity Taps Into Social Media Sentiments
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Connectivity has recently secured funding to the tune of $6.35 million, led by Greycroft Partners and including various other investors.  The technology allows businesses to track various aspects of their business across the web, including their customers, how often they return, what inclines them to purchase, how best to reach

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