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  • New "Do Not Track" standard released

    05.08.2015

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), privacy company Disconnect and a coalition of Internet companies have announced a stronger “Do Not Track” (DNT) setting for Web browsing—a new policy standard that, coupled with privacy software, will better protect users from sites that try to secretly follow and record their Internet activity, and incentivize advertisers and data collection companies to respect a user’s choice not to be tracked online.

  • United Airlines hacked by same group that breached Anthem and OPM

    30.07.2015

    United Airlines has been breached, and investigators believe the perpetrators to be the same group that hacked US health insurer Anthem and stole personal and employment information of 78.8 million customers and non-customers.

  • Distrust in use of personal data could hinder business growth

    30.07.2015

    A study from the Digital Catapult has explored trust in the use of personal data and revealed worrying trends which could hinder the delivery of digital services and business growth, in the UK for years to come.

  • Users force LinkedIn to bring back connections download tool used by scrapers

    29.07.2015

    LinkedIn users have rejected a new data export process set up by the company, which would allow them to export their connections' information with a delay of 24 or, occasionally, even 72 hours.

  • Hackers hit UCLA Health, access medical files of 4.5 million patients

    20.07.2015

    UCLA Health, the administrative structure which governs the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) hospitals, has suffered a data breach, and personal and medical information of over 4.5 million patients has likely been accessed and possibly stolen by the attackers.




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The big picture of protecting and securing Big Data

Today almost every company is dealing with big data in one way or another – including customer data, tracking data, and behavioral marketing information – connecting every aspect of our lives. While this is a cutting edge use of technology, data monitoring can become dangerous when placed in the wrong hands.


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