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Facebook Fights ‘Unprecedented’ Data Grab

Facebook Fights ‘Unprecedented’ Data Grab

By Josh Wolford June 27, 2014

Facebook says that they are currently fighting a “set of sweeping search warrants” in an effort to protect their users’ information – and so far it’s a fight that they’ve been losing. “Since last summer, we’ve been fighting hard against …

UK Fans Still the Most Obsessed, Proves Twitter UK Fans Still the Most Obsessed, Proves Twitter

When it comes to loyal and devoted college basketball fandom, there’s simply no place like my old Kentucky home. The University of Kentucky Wildcats have the most wins in the history of college basketball, and they also have the highest …

Microsoft Invests $15M in Foursquare, Snags Data Microsoft Invests $15M in Foursquare, Snags Data

Foursquare has just received a cash injection from Microsoft, and Microsoft products will soon sport billions of Foursquare data points. The two companies have just announced a strategic partnership that will see Windows OS, as well as Bing, receive location …

Facebook Shares Details on Status Snowball Effect Facebook Shares Details on Status Snowball Effect

Facebook is always screwing around with their news feed algorithms, or what they call “trying to show you better, more relevant content.” It’s not like Facebook isn’t constantly tweaking this, but they’ve been doing it a lot lately – or …

Target To Testify Before Congress Over Data Breach Target To Testify Before Congress Over Data Breach
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The House subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will hold a hearing during the first week of February to “examine data breaches and their effect on consumers” – and Target is the guest of honor. As you may recall, back …

Big Data Market to Hit $32 Billion in Four Years Big Data Market to Hit $32 Billion in Four Years
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As the world’s information grows at breakneck pace, business are more desperate than ever to parse the overwhelming volumes of data that they now have access to. The enterprise industry surrounding “big data” has grown significantly, but analysts are now …

No Surprise with Amazon's Best-Selling Album Ever No Surprise with Amazon's Best-Selling Album Ever
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It’s hard to believe that this is the first time that Amazon has ever compiled all the data on total sales to bring us the most-purchased albums and songs of all time, but that’s what they’re saying. Today, on a …

Personal Cloud Storage Hit 685 Petabytes This Year Personal Cloud Storage Hit 685 Petabytes This Year

In the past few years, the word “cloud” has become a buzzword for companies unsure of where their future markets are headed. Despite the word itself meaning whatever business want, the cloud storage industry has actually become a major tech …

Pope Francis Is Facebook's Most-Talked-About Topic Pope Francis Is Facebook's Most-Talked-About Topic

It’s that time of the year again. Radio stations are playing the same twelve Christmas songs on repeat, you’ve already gained about ten pounds, and companies are starting to release their 2013 year-in-review wrap-ups. Life is so predictable. Today’s year-in-review …

This Reddit Top-200 Visualization Is Pretty Awesome This Reddit Top-200 Visualization Is Pretty Awesome

It’s almost the Thanksgiving holiday, so it’s not like you’re doing anything productive anyway. With that in mind, a new data visualization is here to kill hours, if not days of your life. It’s the 200 top-scoring reddit posts of …

People Really Do Give Up Porn for Baby Jesus People Really Do Give Up Porn for Baby Jesus
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Pornhub’s primary purpose is, well, streaming all the porn the public can handle. And usually, that’s a lot of porn. But recently, Pornhub has begun to fashion itself as amateur porn statistician – and why not? With all that data …

Facebook's Iowa Data Center to Be 100% Wind-Powered Facebook's Iowa Data Center to Be 100% Wind-Powered
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When Facebook first announced their newest data center in Altoona, Iowa, they said that it would be among the “most advanced and energy efficient facilities of its kind.” Now, the company says that it will powered, in full, by a …

Netflix Is Dominating Data Traffic Netflix Is Dominating Data Traffic

Data from a Sandvine report is making the rounds through the tech Blogosphere today, finding that together, Netflix and YouTube account for 50% of downstream traffic on fixed networks in North America, with Netflix dominating between the two. According to …

Archiving Every Word Mark Zuckerberg Has Ever Said Archiving Every Word Mark Zuckerberg Has Ever Said

Mark Zuckerberg has made a lot of money convincing people that they should contribute to a public, permanent record of everything they’ve ever said or done. Now, in a project that can only be described as the most poetic of …

T-Mobile Now Offers Unlimited International Data T-Mobile Now Offers Unlimited International Data

Traveling to other countries can be a once in a lifetime experience for most, but it can also be incredibly expensive. It doesn’t help when your wireless carrier gouges you for using data overseas. Unfortunately, international roaming fees are just …

4G Data Use to Overtake 3G Worldwide by 2016 4G Data Use to Overtake 3G Worldwide by 2016

Mobile providers in the U.S. are constantly waging marketing battles touting their 4G networks and speeds. High-end smartphone manufacturers have all moved past 4G as a differentiating feature for their handsets. Despite this situation, market research firm ABI Research estimates …

Big Data Spending to Surge This Year Big Data Spending to Surge This Year

As technology manufacturers deal with falling PC sales, many companies are turning to their enterprise solutions and services businesses to shore up revenues. One of the solutions that shows the most promise is the burgeoning big data industry. As the …