A European court has ruled that people have a "right to be forgotten" and thus Google and other search engines must prune their search results in accordance with an individual's request for privacy. Privacy advocates cheered the decision but others have doubts. This may be another case of the road to hell being paved by good intentions--or not. You decide.
It's time to let more humans build better algorithms and big data strategies. It's time to see big data for what it is--both a representation of the human experience and the means to make sense of it. It is not and never did compete with humans. Big data is, instead, a servant.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for May 12, including the a mobile game that "makes it rain," the Samsung S5's expected Virgin Mobile release date, the expected rise in IoT health-related devices, the explosion in Bluetooth chipset shipments and the future of in-vehicle apps.
Google this week took the wraps off a lineup of more than 20 new Chromebook devices that are powered by Intel microprocessors, a remarkable increase from just four Intel-powered models late last year.
Steve Horng, an emergency physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, has been testing Google Glass in the emergency room. Google Glass enables ER doctors to see a patient's records and status without having to look up the information on a computer screen.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for May 2, including the federal antitrust lawsuit brought against Google, how the Internet of Things will change the face of IT security programs, why tablet sales have dropped off in the first quarter, the expected surge in location retail revenues and how carriers plan to increase Wi-Fi access point deployments.
Google this week released separate mobile apps for accessing documents and spreadsheets stored on its Google Apps cloud platform.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for May 1, including the mobile breakup of the Google Drive band, the predominance of Android malware, a yearly rise in mobile shipments, what faltering industry Huawei is taking over and how Twitter can improve ad revenue.
Facebook and Google are ramping up mobile advertising efforts--with varying degrees of success.
Last week saw a number of major developments in the ongoing patent wars among the major smartphone players.