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Amazon Won't Say If It Hands Your Echo Data To the Government
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Zack Whittaker reports via ZDNet of how Amazon still won’t say whether or not it hands your Echo data to the government — three years after the Echo was first released. From the report: Amazon has a transparency problem. Three years ago, the retail giant became the last major tech company to reveal how many […]

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Apple says iCloud China data migration notice sent to some users in error
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 Apple says that an email sent to users with Apple IDs with locations not set to China that their iCloud data was being moved to a Chinese company’s servers was done so accidentally. The Cupertino tech giant had announced Wednesday that next month it will begin the process of moving Chinese users’ iCloud data to […]

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Apple’s China iCloud data migration sweeps up international user accounts
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 Apple’s plan to migrate China-based iCloud user accounts to a local host on Chinese soil is already running into controversy after the iPhone-maker appeared included accounts registered overseas in the data. China-based users were informed of the upcoming migration yesterday, which Apple said “will allow us improve the speed and reliability of our iCloud services products […]

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Could We Reduce Data Breaches With Better Open Source Funding?
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The CEO of Wireline — a cloud application marketplace and serverless architecture platform — is pushing for an open source development fund to help sustain projects, funded by an initial coin offering. “Developers like me know that there are a lot of weak spots in the modern internet,” he writes on MarketWatch, suggesting more Equifax-sized […]

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France gives WhatsApp a month to stop sharing data with Facebook
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After the EU slapped it with a €110 million fine over unlawful WhatsApp data sharing, you'd think Facebook would be eager to comply with local privacy laws. But France says it has not cooperated with data protection authority CNIL, and could fac…

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Trends That Have Taken Centre Stage In 2017 In Mobile Data
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In this digital age, mobile data usage is multiplying, thanks to social media and online presence becoming a prevalent part of everyday life. Mobile data usage exploded 42% from last year to 13.7 trillion megabytes, this equals to 35 times the amount of data used in the year 2010 and have the bandwidth to stream 1.6 […]

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Google's Machine Learning Is Analyzing Data From NASA's Kepler Space Telescope
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NASA writes: NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 14, to announce the latest discovery made by its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope. The discovery was made by researchers using machine learning from Google. Machine learning is an approach to artificial intelligence, and demonstrates new ways of analyzing Kepler data… When […]

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Samir Arora unveils Sage Digital, a startup that’s all about accurate location data
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 Samir Arora says it’s time for a new wave of applications that use reliable location data. Arora previously founded Mode Media (which he departed before its shutdown last year, though he remains involved in Mode Media Japan) and NetObjects before that. Today he’s unveiling Sage Digital, the startup that he’s hoping will provide the data […]

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Massive Financial Aid Data Breach Proves Stanford Lied For Years To MBAs
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14 terabytes of “highly confidential” data about 5,120 financial aid applications over seven years were exposed in a breach at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business — proving that the school “misled thousands of applicants and donors about the way it distributes fellowship aid and financial assistance to its MBA students,” reports Poets&Quants. The information was […]

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