Tag: Data

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How Do We Define “Big Data” And Just What Counts As A “Big Data” Analysis?

How Do We Define “Big Data” And Just What Counts As A “Big Data” Analysis?

However, when I noted that what I had done was run a bunch of Google searches and that every day people all over the world were running billions of id ...
Cambridge Analytica’s parent pleads guilty to breaking UK data law

Cambridge Analytica’s parent pleads guilty to breaking UK data law

Cambridge Analytica’s parent company, SCL Elections, has been fined £15,000 in a UK court after pleading guilty to failing to comply with an enforceme ...
Moving Beyond Social Media Towards News As “Big Data” In The Cloud Era

Moving Beyond Social Media Towards News As “Big Data” In The Cloud Era

When we talk today about using “big data” to understand human society, we typically mean using “social media” data. After all, the entirety of the New ...
Washington sues Facebook over data breach

Washington sues Facebook over data breach

The stock of the world’s largest social media company fell 7.25 percent, its biggest intraday drop since July, taking losses for the year to about 24 ...
No Facebook, Your Users Don’t Understand How You Use Their Data

No Facebook, Your Users Don’t Understand How You Use Their Data

As it racks up near-weekly privacy and security issues, Facebook’s go-to defense has been to argue that users understand and accept all of the myriad ...
The Big Question For 2019: Can Democracy Be Saved From Datacracy?

The Big Question For 2019: Can Democracy Be Saved From Datacracy?

The deals gave partners more intrusive access to user data than ever disclosed while the partners funneled more users to Facebook. As they brace for t ...
Is It Time For Facebook To Finally Come Clean About Our Data?

Is It Time For Facebook To Finally Come Clean About Our Data?

More to the point, the company reminds us that it is under no obligation to actually clarify any of its data sharing practices and that it can pick an ...
What Does It Mean For Social Media Platforms To “Sell” Our Data?

What Does It Mean For Social Media Platforms To “Sell” Our Data?

Like Facebook, the company is careful to argue that it does not “sell” its customer data, it merely sells access to those customers to show them adver ...
Google Plus To Shut Down Early After Bug Potentially Exposes 52 Million Users’ Data

Google Plus To Shut Down Early After Bug Potentially Exposes 52 Million Users’ Data

Getty Weeks after announcing it would bring the Google Plus platform to a close, Google says it will hasten the end by several months following news o ...
We Really Are Just Data For Sale In Facebook’s Eyes

We Really Are Just Data For Sale In Facebook’s Eyes

The release today by the British Parliament of the trove of internal Facebook emails from the Six4Three litigation offers an incredibly rich and unvar ...
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