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Big data security problems threaten consumers’ privacy

How should we address growing concerns about information security without denying society the benefits big data can bring?
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What if the Ashley Madison hack was an inside job?

If the Ashley Madison hack was an inside job, then it shows that even strong protection against outside attacks isn't necessarily enough to prevent a leak of private data.
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Big Data analyses depend on starting with clean data points

Analyzing big data sets holds the promise of big insights. But the axiom "garbage in, garbage out" is particularly apt, since conclusions can be only as good as the raw data itself.

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