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Startup develops technique to predict cerebral palsy

A innovative technique has been developed to hep to predict cerebral palsy. The technique is based on next-generation genetic sequencing data, which measures how cells control the way genes are switched on or off.

What is the average cost of a data breach?

IBM Security and Ponemon Institute released their study on the average cost of a data breach. In it they found that data breaches are only going up in cost, and in the volume of records stolen.

Nissan admits falsifying emissions data on cars made in Japan

Apo - Nissan admitted Monday that data on exhaust emissions and fuel economy had been deliberately "altered", dealing a blow to the Japanese car giant's efforts to recover trust after an inspection scandal last year.

Q&A: The transformation of the software development industry Special

The transformation of the international software development industry is progressing, with more and more companies now tapping into the power of outsourced developers in regions like Eastern Europe. Sebastián Siseles of Freelancer.com explains more.

Cybercriminals are exploiting machine-to-machine communications

Businesses are ever more reliant upon machines, and the range of physical devices on enterprise networks is significant. While this is key to efficiencies it opens up new areas for cyberattack.

Unknown marketing firm leaks over 300 million personal records

A data breach by a marketing firm that leaked 340 million personal records was found by a security researcher earlier this month.

The future of health is data

A number of technological changes are impacting upon healthcare, from advanced scanners to the improvements to tackling disease that stem from DNA sequencing. However, data analytics will be the most revolutionary.

How companies can prepare for digital transformation

Digital transformation is impacting every sector and business, and with all the guides being published it's easy to get lost. Here's a roundup of how experts think companies should be preparing for digital transformation.

Toronto is hosting a conference on Big Data and analytics

Toronto - The Canadian data industry convenes in downtown Toronto this week for the two-day Big Data Toronto 2018 Conference & Expo happening June 12 and 13.

Companies ramp up data privacy in wake of attacks

Companies are making major investments in data security, in wake of attacks, and in data privacy, in order to meet righter regulations like GDPR, according to a new worldwide survey of business practices.

Facebook gave user data to 60 companies including Apple, Amazon

Facebook has had data-sharing agreements with at least 60 device makers, including Apple, Amazon, Samsung, and Microsoft, many of which still exist.

Redefining the role of the Chief Digital Officer

The modern business world is replete with initialisms, and these seem to be growing at the C-suite level. A new role is the Chief Digital Officer and even this relative new position is in a state of change.

Digital transformation trends in agriculture

New technology is re-shaping the approach to agriculture and it can potentially deliver many benefits, including improved production. These innovations are particularly of use to low income countries.

Still worried about GDPR? Expert provides advice Special

The GDPR aims to give control to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business. This carries risks and benefits for businesses; moreover, all businesses need to consider data privacy.

Blockchain with a focus on life data

A blockchain healthcare start-up, headed up by Harvard genomics Professor George Church, initiates a research collaboration to establish the new fields of microdataeconomics and macrodataeconomics, focusing on life data.

Users of social media are unaware of how their data is used

Various aspects of research use social media data. This ranges from advertising to social studies that look at how communities react to major news events. Whatever the merits of the research, most social media users are unaware.

Mark Zuckerberg revealed one of his 'great regrets'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he regrets not having a bigger impact on "the way that mobile platforms developed" in the last decade.

Unlocking laboratory data with cloud computing: Interview Special

Technology company Ovation are working on technologies designed to allow regional and community providers to unlock some the dark data in their laboratories and to allow for regional labs to share and commercialize the data.

EU's tough new data protection rules

Apo - The European Union introduces tough new data protection rules next month to give people more control over the way their personal information is used online, as Facebook is grilled over the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

MyFitnessPal data breach affects millions

A new disclosure suggests the MyFitnessPal data breach affects millions of Under Armour users, with the personal details of around 150 million users disclosed.

Interview: How businesses can deliver value from their data Special

The amount of data collected 24/7, 365 days a year continues to grow exponentially. The ability to utilize that information for various purposes is a key opportunity for many businesses Liaison Technologies explain how.

Interview: Data with a location component is increasing in value Special

Modern marketers rely on data to better understand consumers and leverage insights, and as beacons, smartphones and connected devices become more prevalent. This means data with a location component is increasing in value. Santiago Giraldo explains more.

Egyptian telcoms undergoing major transformation

Cairo - The U.S. company Avaya has begun working with Intraconsult Telecom, based in Egypt, to help organizations in the North African country achieve their digital transformation objectives.

EU: new rules will make data breaches 'very expensive' for firms

Washington - EU justice commissioner Vera Jourova warned Wednesday that data protection scandals such as that currently engulfing Facebook would become "very expensive" for companies from May under new EU regulations.

Confirmed: Salesforce is acquiring MuleSoft for $6.5 billion

Salesforce has officially announced it's acquiring data integration platform MuleSoft in a deal valued at $6.5 billion. MuleSoft provides tools for companies to connect their data sources with apps and devices in cross-cloud environments.

Current privacy practices will work in an autonomous world

For those developing autonomous and connected technology, and who see considerable value in collecting and analyzing data, a new approach might be needed if consumers are to continue to ‘buy into’ their personal data being used for such purposes.

Will business intelligence negate the need for data scientists?

A controversial study notes how Business Intelligence tools advance, giving rise to self-service analytics, is there still a need for data scientists? This is the context of improved algorithms that yield quicker and simpler results.

Use of data storage platforms for decentralized apps: Interview Special

With the rise in blockchain-based platforms and apps, a common problem arises for developers in terms of where to securely store and manage their sensitive data. One solution comes from the company Fluence.

Construction needs to become data-driven for future success

To remain competitive and to be fit for the future, the construction sector needs to embrace data driven technologies. According to different analysts, this includes maximizing the potential of the Internet of Things.

Two months left to submit plan for Canada's Smart City Challenge

Ontario - Infrastructure Canada's long-awaited "Smart City Challenge" is now in full swing across the country and already, communities and green-groups are gathering input and ideas from citizens for their funding bid to the federal government.
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