Tag Archive for internet

China Could Be Warming Up to Big Data

China by Dainis Matisons

by Angela Guess Mike Wheatley of Silicon Angle reports, “China’s repressive internet regime is famous the world over, what with its “Great Firewall of China” put in place to block any sites that censors deem critical of the regime, not to mention the increasingly sophisticated systems it employs to suppress discussion of controversial subjects. China…

Big Data & the Big Bang: IBM Working on Telescope

Telescope

by Angela Guess Peter Pachal of Mashable reports that IBM is working on a telescope that will generate more information than the entire internet does on a daily basis. He writes, “There’s a massive telescope on the drawing board that hasn’t even started construction yet, but when it’s finished in 2024, it’ll generate more data…

Understanding the SOPA Blackout

by Angela Guess The SOPA protest is in full swing today in an effort to keep the internet and its data free and flowing. The Huffington Post reports, “Thousands of websites, including some of the most popular, are going dark today to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act, a bill which is designed to thwart copyright…

The Web is Anything But Dead

A recent article comments on a statement made by Chris Anderson in Wired Magazine last year that “the web is dead.” The article states, “Ten months later, events have shown that he couldn’t have been more wrong.”