Review: Life After Google – The Fall Of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy by George Gilder

George Gilder 3 Stars Fad Book Limited Value I gave up on this book after 100 pages (it is 320 pages long). I normally do not waste time writing negative reviews  but in this instance think it appropriate to mention that I found it wanting. The first third, on Google, is so far-fetched in its …

Stephen E. Arnold: Amazon Ramps Up Police State Big Data Offering

Amazon: Accommodating Big Chunks of Data Our research into Amazon’s capabilities caused us to note the information in “Amazon Rolls Out High Memory Instances for In-Memory Databases.” Many companies want to munch on Big Data. I would point out that certain US government organization have a healthy appetite for the capability as well. I noted …

Berto Jongman: Former Head of MI-6 Loses His Mind – “Good-bye James Bond, hello big data”

Goodbye James Bond, hello big data Former head of Britain’s MI6 recounts how intelligence gathering has changed deeply “Now, the most important person in any intelligence service is the data analyst, because it’s the data analyst who will tell you where the threats are coming from and where the opportunities are emerging that you as …

Stephen E. Arnold: Law Enforcement Demanding Mobile Data for All Person’s Anywhere Near a Crime Scene But Lacking in Big Data Tools To Process

Law Enforcement and Big Data The job of being an officer of the law has never been harder, but many on the tech side are trying to make it easier. But, as with most innovations, this might make life harder. Confused? Join the club. A recent spate of big data law enforcement innovations are due …

Stephen E. Arnold: Big Data + Smart Software = Disruption

Big Data and Smart Software: A Volatile Mixture? For several years big data and artificial intelligence have been running on parallel tracks. Once in a while they cross over, but mostly they kept independent of one another. But that is poised to change, as we saw from a recent press release from Lucidworks, “Lucidworks Launches …

Berto Jongman: #GoogleGestapo Big Data For the People

Big data for the people: it’s time to take it back from our tech overlords With digitization, capitalism starts to eat reality itself. It begins to consume moments

Penguin: Open Source and Big Data

Weighing Open Source’s Worth for the Future of Big Data “If you’re trying to overcome a technology like relational databases, which have been developed over decades and had gestation from every major university in the world that does computer science research, it takes a long time to climb that hill,” Kreps says. “What’s very different …

Stephen E. Arnold: Should 1% Fear 99% Armed with Big Data?

The Worlds Wealthiest People Should Fear Big Data One of the strengths that the planets elite and wealthy have is secrecy. In most cases, average folks and media don’t know where big money is stored or how it is acquired. However, that recently changed for The Queen of England, several Trump cabinet members, and other …

William Binney: Big Data Analysis

Big Data Analysis As published in European Data Protection Law Review, Vol 3 (2017), pp. 13-15. My experience in working with Big Data over the last 40 plus years involves data produced by communications or transactions between people, not machines talking to other machines or themselves, or machines taking measurements.

William Binney: The Way Ahead in Big Data Exploitation — Lawful Electronic Surveillance

THE WAY AHEAD IN BIG DATA EXPLOITATION: LAWFUL ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE When contemplating next steps in the discussion about the collection and monitoring of electronic data (both content and metadata), we are obligated to look to two areas of knowledge for guidance – the law and technology. How can these two areas come together to provide …