Latest Big Data publications

Object recognition will change the meaning of surveillance

In 2013 The British Security Industry Authority estimated that the United Kingdom has 5.9mn CCTV cameras – at the time, representing one video feed per 11 people. Across articles and their comment streams in the liberal media, Orwell is cited daily, Britain declared ‘the most surveilled country’ in the world. But assuming that Britain has… Read More

Ebola: Big data and social networks may hold potential to curbing epidemic

Head of the UN Ebola mission, Anthony Banbury, has warned that the world is slipping behind in the race to contain the epidemic, with deaths exceeding 9,000 last week and thousands of new cases predicted by December, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). “It is running faster than us, and it is winning the race,”… Read More

Singapore research group highlights difficulties in ‘anonymising’ location data

A new report [PDF] by a Singapore-based research group has cast doubt upon current practices in anonymising location-based mobile data, suggesting that individuals can be easily re-identified from large mobile datasets, and that such detailed data poses ‘serious privacy risks’. The dataset used by the group, which is partially funded by the National Research Foundation of… Read More

Dell reacts to latest IT challenges, outlining future data centre and cloud objectives

In its Solutions Summit in Brussels yesterday, Dell outlined its future data centre and cloud strategies based on four main imperatives; transform, connect, inform and protect. Michael Dell, founder and chief executive of Dell, who presented the objectives, said that the company would seek to tackle recent IT challenges, including security concerns, changes to software-defined… Read More

IBM reveals new cloud analytics software to fight growing cybercrime threats

IBM has announced the launch of a new cloud data and analytics service designed to combat cybercrime. Revealed on Monday as the IBM i2 Enterprise Insight Analysis (EIA), the software is a high-speed analysis and criminal investigation programme which hunts for “non-obvious relationships masked within hundreds of terabytes of data and trillions of objects in just… Read More

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