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EU Commission launches open data portal and hopes it will become a 'catalyst for change'

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Tomorrow, Saturday 23 February, the third edition of the International Open Data Day will take place in cities around the world. A day ahead of the event(s), the European Commission has ‘launched’ its Open Data portal, although it still bares the same (BETA) tag as when the Commission launched the...
EU Commission launches open data portal and hopes it will become a 'catalyst for change'

The Facebook Marketing Bible: Updates for December 2012

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Facebook Insights provides page managers with an incredible amount of information about their audience. Through insights, page administrators gain access to data ranging from the specific the demographics of their Facebook fans to the number of unique fans they reach through page posts. Looking to gain a better understanding Facebook...
The Facebook Marketing Bible: Updates for December 2012

Apps Rush: Uber, Google Analytics, Futures EP, AA Best Walks, Visible Body, UK Bus Checker and more

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What's new on the app stores on Monday 2 July 2012A selection of 20 new and notable apps for you today:UberPrivate-car hire startup Uber has joined the increasingly competitive hire-a-cab-from-your-phone market in London, enabling you to summon a Mercedes, BMW or Jaguar to ferry you across the city. Around 90...
Apps Rush: Uber, Google Analytics, Futures EP, AA Best Walks, Visible Body, UK Bus Checker and more

Microsoft's latest patches address new USB hack

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The software giant discovers a Windows vulnerability that let attackers gain access to data in locked or logged-off computers with a USB thumb drive. [Read more]...
Microsoft's latest patches address new USB hack

Could It Happen In Your Country?

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How hard is it to disconnect a country from the Internet, really? That's the number one question we've received about our analysis of the Egyptian and Syrian Internet blackouts, and it's a reasonable question. If the Internet is so famously resilient, designed to survive wars and calamities, how can...
Could It Happen In Your Country?

Drobo announces 5D Thunderbolt/USB3 Storage device with mSATA built-in

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I’m not going to lie: I’ve heard enough Drobo horror stories to steer clear of their products for awhile now.  However, they seem to be doing well with their “Bring your own storage” model so they must be doing something right. Today they announce a new Thunderbolt Product: the 5D that...
Drobo announces 5D Thunderbolt/USB3 Storage device with mSATA built-in
iOS hacker Chronic corrects XRY passcode cracking claims for iPhone and iPad

Overeager Patent Troll Can't Tell Github From Its Web Host

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Last year, we wrote about the somewhat random confluence of events that brought together two ex-file sharing industry execs (one associated with Kazaa and the other with Morpheus) and made them extreme patent trolls, suing a ton of internet companies under the ridiculous brand "PersonalWeb." Well, PersonalWeb is adding to...
Overeager Patent Troll Can't Tell Github From Its Web Host

Bing Adds Foursquare Tips To Its Social Sidebar

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Microsoft just added results from Foursquare to its social sidebar on Bing. This, says Microsoft, is the first time the company has added a new sidebar integration since it launched its Bing redesign earlier this year. This new integration will bring tips and recommendations from Foursquare to the social sidebar...
Bing Adds Foursquare Tips To Its Social Sidebar

Pentagon Quietly Backing CISPA

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New budget documents indicate the Defense Department supports a controversial cybersecurity bill which has civil libertarians outraged. New budget documents indicate that the Pentagon is quietly backing a controversial cybersecurity bill. The Defense Department's proposed 2014 budget includes a series of cybersecurity items which closely mimic CISPA, a proposed...
Pentagon Quietly Backing CISPA

RIM busts Mr. Blurrycam, patents tech to 'prevent inconspicuous use of cameras'

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RIM's own smartphones have been the target of many a "Mr. Blurrycam" snap, but a new feature could put an end to "inconspicuous" shooting, according to a patent issued today. The tool would be in line with the company's mission to protect corporations from security vulnerabilities, which include not...
RIM busts Mr. Blurrycam, patents tech to 'prevent inconspicuous use of cameras'

Some Thoughts On An Innovation Agenda

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Over the past few weeks we've been running this little experiment with Darrell West of the Governance Studies program of the Brookings Institution to crowdsource ideas, feedback and insights into how the federal government can go about promoting an innovation economy. I wanted to use this Labor Day "off-day" to...
Some Thoughts On An Innovation Agenda

Microsoft and Twitter join rivals in seeking to disclose NSA requests

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Technology companies want government's permission to give public a more detailed list of demands for data from their serversMicrosoft and Twitter have joined calls by Google and Facebook to be able to publish more detail about how many secret requests they receive to hand over user data under the controversial...
Microsoft and Twitter join rivals in seeking to disclose NSA requests
With $6.5M In Tow, Bina Technologies Wants To Bring Big Data Insight To Genomic Sequencing

Media Firms Probed on Data Release

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Federal investigators examined whether media firms used high-speed systems to give some investors access to data a fraction of a second ahead of the release time, but the U.S. decided not to file criminal charges....
Media Firms Probed on Data Release

1010data builds a big data bartering platform in the cloud

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If you’re in the market to buy and sell data sets, or maybe to track down some particularly useful analytics applications, 1010data thinks it has just the thing for you. The company, best known for its cloud-based analytics service that lets users quickly analyze huge amounts of relational data using...
1010data builds a big data bartering platform in the cloud

Facebook Fleshes Out Privacy Policy To Comply With Data Protection Audits

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Today Facebook will start sending the first of three billion notices to users about proposed changes to its privacy policy, which were made to comply with a Spring deadline for implementing recommendations from an audit by the Irish Data protection Commissioner. The three biggest changes Facebook’s Chief Privacy Officer for...
Facebook Fleshes Out Privacy Policy To Comply With Data Protection Audits

Facebook Launches Offensive On Sex Offenders

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According to NMA, Facebook has approached the UK Government requesting access to data from the sex offenders list so it can take measures to remove and block sex offenders from its social networking portal.The move comes after the high profile sentencing of Peter Chapman, a known sex offender who used...
Facebook Launches Offensive On Sex Offenders
Mobile: Why Everyone (Not Just Geeks) Should Care About Big Data

Because Hadoop isn't perfect: 8 ways to replace HDFS

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Hadoop is on its way to becoming the de facto platform for the next-generation of data-based applications, but it’s not without flaws. Ironically, one of Hadoop’s biggest shortcomings now is also one of its biggest strengths going forward — the Hadoop Distributed File System. Within the Apache Software Foundation, HDFS...
Because Hadoop isn't perfect: 8 ways to replace HDFS

Sponsored post: Delivering urgent medical records instantly isn't easy

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When the mission holds lives in the balance, the network is Brocade. Brocade networks enable health care organizations to deliver reliable and accessible care to their patients while increasing operational efficiency and reducing costs. Delivering the highest level of reliability and availability is critical for the “always on” communications infrastructures of today....
Sponsored post: Delivering urgent medical records instantly isn't easy

Outrage as credit agency plans to mine Facebook data

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Everyone knows Facebook is full of interesting data that’s being exploited in all sorts of ways –- whether by startups building businesses on the social graph, or employers who are vetting job candidates using the site. But here’s a way in which you might not want your data mined: to...
Outrage as credit agency plans to mine Facebook data

Solid-state storage hits 2TB

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Flash storage vendor STEC is super-sizing the kind of flash storage used in smartphones and portable music players, coming out on Monday with 2TB SSDs in configurations for equipment vendors. The SSDs (solid-state drives) being announced Monday can match many spinning hard disks for capacity, while their flash technology...
Solid-state storage hits 2TB

Garmin K2 in-dash infotainment system brings a hint of glass cockpit to the road

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Many pilots would agree that Garmin's aviation products are some of the most desirable solutions in the sky. Multiple flight displays and advanced avionics offer the ultimate glass cockpit experience, even in a single-engine Cessna. Now, the company is hoping to bring some of that functionality and style to...
Garmin K2 in-dash infotainment system brings a hint of glass cockpit to the road

NYT report may fill the gap between PRISM leaks and company denials of 'direct server access'

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Yesterday a series of leaked photoshop slides in the Washington Post revealed a program codenamed PRISM that allowed government investigators access to data from a number of top internet companies. That leak has been followed up in the last 24 hours by a series of blanket denials as tech...
NYT report may fill the gap between PRISM leaks and company denials of 'direct server access'

Financial Times passes 2m users for its HTML5 web app

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Mobile now driving 12% of subscriptions to the newspaper's digital offeringThe Financial Times has attracted more than 2m users to its HTML5 web-app, 10 months after its launch.The app was launched in June 2011 in response to Apple's introduction of new rules governing subscription-based iOS apps.The sticking point for the...
Financial Times passes 2m users for its HTML5 web app

Prism leaker steps forward, cites 'massive surveillance machine'

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The person responsible for disclosing details on the growth of U.S. government surveillance programs that exploded into public view last week has identified himself as 29-year-old Edward Snowden, a technology contractor working at the U.S. National Security Agency.In an article disclosing his identity in the Guardian newspaper, with which...
Prism leaker steps forward, cites 'massive surveillance machine'

App Annie's new intelligence tool helps tie consumer app-buying decisions with business objectives

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App Annie, the app ranking and market intelligence firm, launched a new product it believes will help publishers, marketers, and investors make better and quicker decisions. Called App Annie Intelligence, it’s a tool that can be accessed not only on the Web, but through Tableau Software’s platform, enabling companies to...
App Annie's new intelligence tool helps tie consumer app-buying decisions with business objectives

Tweet of day: How to create a strong password to guard against hackers

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Twitter's warning about hackers is another reminder about the importance of password protection. Here's a guide to creating a strong password and keeping out of the clutches of those who would do your computer and personal information harm. A strong password is one that cannot be easily guessed or...
Tweet of day: How to create a strong password to guard against hackers

SkyGiraffe Raises Seed Round From 500 Startups Partner And Original .Net Creator For Mobile App Platform

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SkyGiraffe, an enterprise mobile platform provider, has raised a seed round from well-known investors, including Parker Thompson, a partner at 500 Startups and Yuval Neeman, a former corporate vice president at Microsoft, who started and led the company’s .Net development. SkyGiraffe makes a platform called SkyGiraffe Studio that connects data...
SkyGiraffe Raises Seed Round From 500 Startups Partner And Original .Net Creator For Mobile App Platform
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