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Using Big Data to Empower the Customer

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by Angela Guess TechCrunch contributor Kevin Petrie recently wrote, “Digital privacy is on the ropes, and public cynicism is running high. But there are glimmers of innovation in what could be a new phase for Big Data: empowering the customer. Fitbit and usage-based insurance (UBI) programs are prime examples of ways in which individuals can…

Deep Learning Can Track Everything From Workouts to Your Emotions

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by Angela Guess Rachel Metz of the MIT Technology Review recently wrote, “Software that roughly mimics the way the brain works could give smartphones new smarts—leading to more accurate and sophisticated apps for tracking everything from workouts to emotions. The software exploits an artificial-intelligence technique known as deep learning, which uses simulated neurons and synapses…

Happy Data Privacy Day!

who will fight for the privacy of visitors?

by Angela Guess Mauricio Prinzlau of Cloudwards.net reports, “According to a report by Privacy Rights Clearing House, in the United States alone, more than 600 million records containing sensitive information have been stolen since January 2005. This shows how pervasive the effect of data theft is and why data protection is crucial.To address this issue,…

Does Big Data Mean the End of Privacy?

Facebook: The privacy saga continues

by Angela Guess Sean Young recently wrote for Time.com, “Does the rise of big data mean the downfall of privacy? Mobile technologies now allow companies to map our every physical move, while our online activity is tracked click by click. Throughout 2014, BuzzFeed’s quizzes convinced millions of users to divulge seemingly private responses to a…

Facebook’s Super Big Data

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by Angela Guess Bernard Marr of Smart Data Collective recently wrote, “Facebook, the popular social network with over 1.2 billion users world wide, has not just big, but gigantic amounts of data at their disposal, making it a big data paradise. We as the users of Facebook happily feed their big data beast. We send 10…

Make Money Selling Your Personal Data?

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by Angela Guess Fox Van Allen of Techlicious reports, “A new startup called Datacoup is making headlines for its radical business model: The company will pay you up to $8 per month for anonymized access to your financial data and social media accounts. Datacoup customers are asked to sign over access to their Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social…