Data experts on Facebook's GDPR changes: Expect lawsuits

An update to European Union data protection rules next month — called the General Data Protection Regulation — is the catalyst for this next chapter in the global story of tech vs privacy. A fairytale ending would remove that ugly 'vs' and replace it with an enlightened '+'. But there's no doubt it will be a ...

Can data science save social media?

What has not been said is that Facebook must embrace data science methodologies initially created in the bowels of the federal government to help protect its two billion users. Simultaneously, Facebook must still enable advertisers — its sole source of revenue — to get the user data required to justify ...

AI-powered personalization starts with the data layer

Machine learning's flame is burning bright, but whether it can deliver the competitive edge depends on overcoming a key challenge: the need for structured, accurate, and consistent data. This is the gold dust of machine learning because the quality of every model depends on the data that feeds it.

Login With Facebook data hijacked by JavaScript trackers

Facebook confirms to TechCrunch that it's investigating a security research report that shows Facebook user data can be grabbed by third-party JavaScript trackers embedded on websites using Login With Facebook. The exploit lets these trackers gather a user's data including name, email address, age ...

How real-time weather data sprang from aid to gunners of 1916

Before this point, the Royal Engineers' meteorology section measured the weather on the ground. But shells in flight were at altitudes where wind and other conditions could vary. So the Royal Flying Corps offered to provide wind speed data to assist in calibrating guns, and eventually planes were sent ...

Localblox data breach is the latest nightmare for Facebook, LinkedIn

After Facebook found itself embroiled in the Cambridge Analytica data scandal that affected the personal information of 87 million of its users, the company is once again tied to another data breach. This time, Localblox is the culprit. Like Cambridge Analytica, Localblox creates profiles of individuals ...

Facebook Unveils New Privacy Policies to Comply With Europe's Data Rules

Facebook will start asking its European customers this week for permission to use their personal data for targeted advertising and other features in an effort to comply with the European Union's new data privacy regulations. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect on May ...

How ravens caused a LIGO data glitch

The source of a mysterious glitch in data from a gravitational wave detector has been unmasked: rap-tap-tapping ravens with a thirst for shaved ice. At the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO, in the desert of Hanford, Wash., scientists noticed a signal that didn't look ...

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