The trouble with media accounts of big data usage is that it tends to be cyclic: first hailing it and then bashing it mercilessly.
A Russian leaker, Wzor, says Windows Cloud, a limited loss leader version to tempt users to subscribe to get the full features, is headed our way soon. While freeware has always been a great tactic in increasing software subscriptions, given how much data is harvested via "free" software and social media services these days, I have to wonder if this move too might turn users from their former categorization as customers into product.
The top news stories for April 23, 2014.
IT's naughty list requires reams of paper now as the vast majority of workers are now found quilty of some sort of acceptable use transgression at work.
Barely two weeks after the revelation of a critical vulnerability in the widely-used OpenSSL library, and active exploits by hackers have already been observed being conducted against businesses.
Big data is both a blessing and a curse in terms of security. Cybercriminals can hide within big data and they can use big data to aid their efforts in myriad ways. But, big data tools also present a formidable defense when they're used correctly. A new report from Gartner gives some good advice on how to do that.
The top news stories for April 17, 2014.
An Israel-based developer has discovered a design flaw in Google Chrome that could allow a rogue website to turn on the victim's microphone and listen in without any indication of it happening.
The Sydney Morning Herald conducted what was probably the first interview of the German software developer who was responsible for introducing the critical security flaw into the Heartbleed bug.
The Federal Trade Commission's assertion that it has the right to sue companies found negligent in data breach incidents has been upheld in federal court.