Category Archives: Risks

Do You Know Where Your Data Is and Who Reads It? Varonis Knows

Edward Snowden’s job responsibilities at the NSA included accessing a file-sharing section of the agency’s intranet and manually moving especially sensitive documents to a more secure location. This is how Lonny Anderson, the NSA’s chief technology officer, explained to NPR last month … Continue reading

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6 Myths of Big Data: Kate Crawford on Data Fundamentalism (Video)

Kate Crawford at DataEDGE 2013: “Data is something we have to imagine”   6 myths of big data Big data is new Big data is objective Big data won’t discriminate Big data makes cities smart Big data is anonymous You … Continue reading

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The Economist’s Kenneth Cukier on Big Data

Kenneth Cukier, Data Editor for The Economist talks to Fiammetta Rocco, The Economist’s Editor for Books and Arts about Big Data.  See my review of Cukier’s (and Viktor Mayer-Schönberger’s) Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform How We Live, Work, and … Continue reading

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Big Data and the CIA

Ira “Gus” Hunt, CTO, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

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Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier, authors of the just-published Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think,  reacted sharply when I asked them if they are cheerleaders for big data, as one reviewer implied. ”We … Continue reading

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