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NSA Starting to Target IoT Devices for Data Collection

By   /  June 16, 2016  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Anthony Spadafora reports in BetaNews, “The Internet of Things (IoT) may be the US National Security Agency’s next potential target for spying and collecting data according to a comment made by its deputy director at a recent military technology conference. During the conference, which was held in Washington DC on June 10, […]

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NSA Releases First in Series of Software Products to Open Source Community

By   /  November 28, 2014  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess According to a recent release out of the organization, “The National Security Agency announced [on Tuesday] the public release of its new technology that automates data flows among multiple computer networks, even when data formats and protocols differ. The tool, called ‘Niagarafiles (Nifi),’ could benefit the U.S. private sector in various ways. […]

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Today is “The Day We Fight Back” Against Mass Surveillance

By   /  February 11, 2014  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess According to a recent release out of the organization, “A broad coalition of activist groups, companies, and online platforms will hold a worldwide day of activism in opposition to the NSA’s mass spying regime on February 11th. Dubbed ‘The Day We Fight Back’, the day of activism was announced on the eve of […]

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Open Data v. The NSA

By   /  August 13, 2013  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Business Intelligence News, Business Intelligence News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess J.J. McCorvey of Fast Company recently wrote, “In Fast Company’s September issue, we take a look at innovators who are using smart, mostly tech-driven strategies to help municipalities solve problems that simply shouldn’t exist in the digital age. Steve VanRoekel, chief information officer at the White House (and former Microsoft executive) is no […]

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A Look Inside the NSA's XKeyscore

By   /  August 12, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Sean Gallagher of Ars Technica recently wrote, “The National Security Agency’s (NSA) apparatus for spying on what passes over the Internet, phone lines, and airways has long been the stuff of legend, with the public catching only brief glimpses into its Leviathan nature.”

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"Coverlet Meshing" Weighs in on PRISM

By   /  July 18, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

The debate about PRISM continues. One of the latest volleys was posted in InformationWeek by Coverlet Meshing.

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How Big Data Will Save the World

By   /  July 11, 2013  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management News  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Mike Wheatley of Silicon Angle recently wrote, “Big Data’s reputation has taken a bit of a battering lately thanks to allegations that the NSA is collecting and storing people’s web and phone records, leading to a wider debate about the appropriateness of such extensive data-gathering operations. But this negative publicity detracts from […]

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5 Big Data Lessons Learned from PRISM

By   /  July 9, 2013  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Jason Bloomberg of Baseline Magazine recently wrote, “In the days since the news of the National Security Agency’s secret PRISM spying—oops, surveillance, initiative broke, there has been no end of consternation among the media and the Twitterverse. Regardless of what you think of the NSA’s efforts to collect information on Americans, one fact […]

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What the NSA Can Do With Its Big Data

By   /  June 20, 2013  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Sean Gallagher of Ars Technica recently opined, “Most of us are okay with what Google does with its vast supply of ‘big data,’ because we largely benefit from it—though Google does manage to make a good deal of money off of us in the process. But if I were to backspace over […]

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In Defense of PRISM's Big Data Strategy

By   /  June 17, 2013  /  Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Doug Henschen of Information Week recently shared his thoughts on the less-than-nefarious intent of the NSA’s PRISM Big Data tools.

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