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How to protect your stay-at-home gadgets: A burglary can teach you important lessons about security

How to protect your stay-at-home gadgets: A burglary can teach you important lessons about security | Popular Web Science | Scoop.it
Research once suggested that burglars tend to stick to one side of the street when breaking and entering. If that is true, then the people with even numbers on our street had better be pinning up those Home Watch stickers.
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Ten top tips to secure your tech - obiously we already do all of these things (!)

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How algorithms rule the world

How algorithms rule the world | Popular Web Science | Scoop.it
The NSA revelations highlight the role sophisticated algorithms play in sifting through masses of data. But more surprising is their widespread use in our everyday lives. So should we be more wary of their power?
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Whilst algorithms have been used for decades since Alan Turing & the codebreakers, the questions raised now are about how the awkward marriage between Big Data & algorithms impacts on society with regard to data use and data privacy ... 

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What Is “Big Data,” Anyway?

What Is “Big Data,” Anyway? | Popular Web Science | Scoop.it
A crucial first step in applying analytics is to decode the jargon.
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Clearly categorises the differences between different types of "structured" and "unstructured" Big Data

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