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Employers Are Mining the Data Their Workers Generate To Figure Out What They're Up To, and With Whom
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Wall Street Journal: To be an employee of a large company in the U.S. now often means becoming a workforce data generator — from the first email sent from bed in the morning to the Wi-Fi hotspot used during lunch to the new business contact added before […]

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Countries back plan to create 'free flow' of data across borders
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It might become easier to shuttle data across borders in the future. A total of 24 countries have signed a statement supporting the Osaka Track, a plan from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that would create rules for a "free flow" of data while re…

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Proposed Law Would Force Big Tech to Reveal Value of Consumer Data
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A Democrat and a Republican have filed a U.S. Senate bill to require companies to report to financial regulators and to the public what consumer data they collect and how they leverage it for profit. “When a big tech company says its product is free, consumers are the ones being sold,” said Sen. Josh Hawley, […]

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Italy Stings Facebook With $1.1 Million Fine For Cambridge Analytica Data Misuse
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Italy’s data protection watchdog has slapped Facebook with a $1.1 million fine for violations of local privacy law attached to the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal. TechCrunch reports: Last year it emerged that up to 87 million Facebook users had had their data siphoned out of the social media giant’s platform by an app developer […]

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NSA Admits Improper Collection of Phone Data, 2nd Time Around
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The ACLU has released documents showing the NSA improperly collected Americans’ call and text logs in 2017 and 2018. The unauthorized collections occurred just four months after the agency announced it was deleting more than 620 million call detail records acquired since 2015 under Title V of the Foreign Intelligence Service Act. The NSA relied […]

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Facebook to hand over identity data of users suspected of hate speech, report says     – CNET
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The policy concerns hate speech in France.

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Why a former Nazi sub base in Marseille is becoming a data center
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Fabrice Coquio, Managing Director of Interxion, at the site of MRS3—a data center being built in a former Nazi sub bunker. [credit: Interxion ] Marseille—France’s largest city on the Mediterranean coast—is many things. It’s the country’s largest commercial port, the birthplace of French hip-hop, and the home of the French Foreign Legion. It’s also a […]

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Iceland's Data Centers Are Booming — Here's Why That's a Problem
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The southwestern tip of Iceland is a barren volcanic peninsula called Reykjanesskagi. It’s home to the twin towns of Keflavik and Njardvik, around 19,000 people, and the country’s main airport. On the edge of the settlement is a complex of metal-clad buildings belonging to the IT company Advania, each structure roughly the size of an […]

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Big Data: The Key Focus of a Data Scientist
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Big data — a term used with increasing frequency — refers to the rafts of data that businesses collect on a day-to-day basis, both advertently and inadvertently. The number of avenues that data can be gathered from is always growing and becoming easier to access. By 2025, more than 150 trillion gigabytes of data will […]

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