Big Data Analysis in the Clouds
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Can big data and privacy co-exist? Here's the plan

Can big data and privacy  co-exist? Here's the plan | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Dr Alexander Dix is Berlin’s privacy chief. With Germany being pretty hardcore about data protection law, you might think he’s Silicon Valley’s worst enemy — but he has compromise in mind.
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What is Personal Data and How Much Personal Data Exists? | MIT Technology Review

What is Personal Data and How Much Personal Data Exists? | MIT Technology Review | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
As digital data expands, anonymity may become a mathematical impossibility.
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Big Data and a Renewed Debate Over Privacy

Big Data and a Renewed Debate Over Privacy | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
The dawn of mainframe computers offered huge technological benefits, but also challenged notions of privacy. Now Big Data is bringing similar expectations and concerns.
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The privacy backlash...

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Intriguing Networks's curator insight, March 25, 2013 7:22 AM

Mainframe and Big Data Privacy the debate continues but is it any dfferent?

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Privacy as the next green movement? Study says companies will compete on data practices

Privacy as the next green movement? Study says companies will compete on data practices | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Remember the 1990′s when companies rushed to brand their products as “enviro-friendly” to attract green-conscious consumers?
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Edward S Gilbert Jr's curator insight, July 31, 2013 8:37 AM

Privacy needs to be addressed in actual real-time terms rather then being used as another marketing tool or ploy to appear they are addressing the issue of peoples privacy being violated.

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Big Data Brokers: They Know Everything About You and Sell it to the Highest Bidder

Big Data Brokers: They Know Everything About You and Sell it to the Highest Bidder | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Data companies are scooping up enormous amounts of information about almost every American. They sell information about whether you're pregnant or divorced or trying to lose weight, about how rich you are and what kinds of cars you have.
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Regulators and some in Congress have been taking a closer look at these so-called data brokers — and are beginning to push the companies to give consumers more information and control over what happens to their data.

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