Big Data Privacy

Why Enterprise Backup Solutions are a Good Investment

The idea of backing up your data is as old as computing itself. Remember autosave? That was what you hoped would happen while typing away in Corel WordPerfect just in case you encountered the blue screen of death (BSOD). Back in the late 90s at the peak of dot-com mania, hard drive space was still […]

Psychographics: What is It and How Does It Work?

Remember the days when marketing was simply getting a plastic Made-in-China toy in your Happy Meal or watching a busty supermodel and an unshaven dude with a six-pack sell soft drinks, beer or whatever? Sure, advertising has grown more sophisticated over the years, often involving the study of such things as demographics (like age or […]

Dataminr – AI for Social Media Big Data Mining

Before the dawn of the Digital Age, there was an oft-used expression, “I’m an open book,” meaning it’s easy to know what someone is feeling or thinking because they hide nothing. These are also the same people who probably drive windowless cargo vans filled with shiny toys. The rise of social media empires like Facebook […]

Using Artificial Intelligence for Price Discrimination

There was an article published by the Scientific American earlier this year titled Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence?, and it’s probably worth a read if you have 45 minutes (yes, it’s that long). We gave up about halfway through when we came across the following specimen which CB Insights affectionately refers to as “bad data viz”: […]

Big Data: Big Brother or Bigger Than Any of Us?

You know that brother-in-law you have—the crazy one who talks about alien abductions and government conspiracies? Who thinks the CIA is following him? Well, he might be on to something, and not just on something. The year just ended will be remembered for many things—don’t even get us started on Princess Leia—but the blow up […]

Big Data Privacy and Why You Should be Concerned

Big data privacy is a topic that is becoming increasingly important as the methods we are using to accumulate big data are becoming more sophisticated. The term “big data” has now become a catch all term that refers to the proliferation of massive sophisticated data sets that we can now analyze using new tools like deep learning. Through analyzing big data, […]