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Mac OS X Yosemite Sends Location, Search Data to Apple

Apple reportedly collects location and search data via Mac’s Spotlight feature. Continue reading

UK Builds Child Abuse Image Database

The UK is creating a national database of images of child sexual abuse seized during police raids on paedophiles and sites that trade in the content. Continue reading

Twitter Users Respond to ‘Experiments’

The social media site tests ways to make timelines “interesting or entertaining” and releases Audio Card. Continue reading

SMS Service Could Spot the Next Ebola Outbreak Zone

“We’ll be able to tell how many fever ‘code words’ have been sent from a particular area.” Continue reading

Bits Blog: IBM and SAP: A Cloud Pact That Solves Problems and Holds Promise

A partnership between the two giants suggests that the demand for cloud-delivered software from mainstream corporate customers is accelerating. Continue reading

Can Big Data Help Contain Ebola?

How big data analytics is helping tackle Ebola Continue reading

Debate: Does Mass Phone Data Collection Violate The 4th Amendment?

In the latest Intelligence Squared debate, John Yoo and other legal scholars faced off over the constitutionality of the National Security Agency’s phone surveillance program. Continue reading

Bits Blog: Kmart and Dairy Queen Report Data Breach October 10, 2014

Kmart and Dairy Queen join nearly a dozen merchants that have had their in-store payment systems compromised with malware over the last year. Continue reading

Bits Blog: Salesforce Makes Its Big Data Move – 10 Oct 2014

Salesforce kicked off its annual conference with a product aimed at developers who want to build visualization tools for sales and marketing people. Continue reading

Bits Blog: Links to Photos Said to Be Stolen From Snapchat Users Flood Message Boards – 10 Oct 2014

Just weeks after a celebrity hacking scandal, members of an anonymous online message board claimed to have accessed hundreds of thousands of photographs of noncelebrities. Continue reading

Data Mining Reveals How Social Coding Succeeds (And Fails)- 4 September 2014

4 September 2014- MIT Technology Review Data Mining Reveals How Social Coding Succeeds (And Fails)

Cell-Phone Data Might Help Predict Ebola’s Spread- 22 August 2014

22 August 2014- MIT Technology Review Cell-Phone Data Might Help Predict Ebola’s Spread

Community Health Says Data Stolen in Cyber Attack from China-18 August 2014

18 August 2014- Reuters Community Health says data stolen in cyber attack from China

Google Maps Has Been Keeping Track of Every Single Move You Make- 15 August 2014

15 August 2014- The Examiner Google Maps has been keeping track of every single move you make

How Yahoo Research Labs Studies Culture as a Formal Computational Concept- 1 August 2014

1 August 2014- MIT Technology Review How Yahoo Research Labs Studies Culture as a Formal Computational Concept

Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block- 21 July 2014

21 July 2014- Propublica Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block

Google to Be Sued Over ‘Snooping’- 30 June 2014

30 June 2014- BBC Google to be sued over ‘snooping’

Hackers Exploited Heartbleed Bug to Steal 4.5 Million Patient Records- August 19 2014

August 19 2014- SecurityWeek Hackers Exploited Heartbleed Bug to Steal 4.5 Million Patient Records: Report

Can Big Data Predict the Next Cyber Attack?- 12 May 2014

12 May 2014- Jerusalem Post Can big data predict the next cyber attack?

White House Big-Data Panel Wants Privacy Protections, Ignores NSA Debate- 1 May 2014

1 May 2014- Computer World White House big-data panel wants privacy protections, ignores NSA debate