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Data-driven approach is the answer to COVID-19 vaccine logistics Special

The distribution of the various coronavirus vaccines that becoming available will be challenging for most countries. Developing a sound, data-driven approach to distribution is set to be key. How the data is used with be pivotal.

Video calling is on the rise, but so are privacy concerns

The use of video calls and video apps brings many benefits, especially in the era of remote working. However, it does bring privacy concerns and many are unaware that they need to activate privacy features, rather than these being default settings.

What businesses need to focus on during 2021 Special

The last few years have seen a new raft of legislation that businesses have had to grapple with. As we move into 2021 it is likely that there will be a renewed focus on data privacy, as well as a continued vigilance upon cybersecurity.

Prediction: The future of analytics is everyone’s game Special

Data analytics can help to find new insights and develop new products, both of which are key to many businesses growing and surviving. Recent advances in technology have made making more use of analytics a must for 2021.

Prediction: How will ethical data develop in 2021? Special

Businesses will be investing in ethical data solutions in 2021, according to a leading expert. This is to address the rise in data breaches and to avoiding falling foul of data privacy laws.

Prediction: How best to manage disinformation in 2021? Special

The major security threat to businesses in 2021 is likely to be disinformation - false or misleading information that is spread deliberately to deceive. Jamil Jaffer from IronNet looks into the key threats.

CISO commentary: Data security risks, concerns and changes Special

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to raise awareness around the importance of cybersecurity in across the world. Myke Lyons, CISO at Collibra pinpoints the key issue for Digital Journal.

All bark no byte? Unease over Irish performance as EU's lead data watchdog

Dublin - Two years after the EU launched its landmark GDPR data rights charter, there are signs Ireland is faltering in its outsized role as regulator of many of the most powerful digital giants.

Isentia's breach and its impact on government departments Special

The media monitoring firm Isentia in Australia has been hit by a ransomware attack. What does this mean for the company's work with government departments and the Australian Stock Exchange?

Magic: The Wizard of Oz successfully stored and retrieved on DNA

Using DNA as a robust storage medium continues to advance. In a new attempt to showcase the technology, researchers have succeeded in storing 'The Wizard of Oz,' translated into Esperanto - with accuracy and efficiency.

Millions of patients' data exposed on database without password Special

New has emerged that Dr. Lal PathLabs, a laboratory testing giant in India, left a massive amount of patient data exposed on a public database without a password for several months.

Fashion chain Moda Operandi used an unsecure data server Special

Fashion retailer Moda Operandi has provided a further example of a company using an unsecured data server. Looking at this all-too-common pattern is Bitglass's Anurag Kahol.

Are IT Pros ready for Halloween? Scary Security Stats revealed

Be afraid. Be very afraid...if you are an IT professional. Each year, cybersecurity companies publish a number of research reports focusing on different aspects of cybersecurity and breach trends. Here are the most interesting.

Digital content set to equal half 'Earth's mass' by 2245

Data has been digital for only a short period in human history and in an even shorter period the growth of digital data has been exponential. Virtually ever aspect of our lives has been reduced to a datum.

Stolen Fortnite accounts sold on $1 billion black market Special

News has broken that thousands of Fortnite users' accounts are being sold on a $1 billion black market for stolen video-game accounts. The data could enable hackers to access individual user profiles.

Round-up of the latest major global data breaches

Breach Clarity uses a proprietary algorithm to deeply analyze every publicly-reported data breach, affording a score between on a scale to ten. We look at the latest "Richter Scale" information for data breaches.

Q&A: High-tech weather data is becoming key to decision making Special

Globally, many companies are incorporating weather into digital transformation by utilizing advanced hyper-local weather algorithms, artificial intelligence and machine learning to make decisions.

Remote working means appreciate your system administrator Special

If your network is secure, your computer is up and running, and your printer is jam-free during the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be a sign that you have an efficient IT department, says Raif Mehmet, VP EMEA at Bitglass.

Digital mass set to exceed 'Earth mass' by 2245

We are accumulating more and more quantities of digital data, but just how voluminous will this stream of data become? A new model predicts that, at current rates, digital content on track to equal half 'Earth's mass' by 2245.

Argentina exposes COVID-19 health data in error Special

Argentina's health officials have apparently exposed personal medical data relating to some 115,000 COVID-19 quarantine exemption applicants, in what represents a major health sector data breach.

Should privacy act terms of service violations be a crime? Special

Researchers have warned that if violations of a company’s “terms of service” are deemed to be illegal, this risks stalling important research into voting systems, medical devices and other key equipment.

New framework proposed to protect patient data and privacy

Health data is a valuable commodity and while many people take steps to protect their privacy this often becomes an uphill struggle, given the number of loopholes. How can patient consent be better sought? A new framework has been proposed.

US actor casting company leaks private data of wanabee stars Special

It has been revealed that the online agency, MyCastingFile.com, which is a popular website used to cast U.S. talent in movies and television shows, exposed the data of roughly 260,000 individuals online.

Hacker sells details of 142 million MGM guests on the dark web Special

It has been announced that MGM Resorts’ 2019 data breach is much larger than initially reported, and is now believed to have impacted more than 142 million hotel guests. Concerningly the data continues to be put up for sale.

Overview of GDPR fines: New tracker and statistics

With GDPR - Europe's privacy regulation - having been in place for over one year, a new compilation of data reveals that 290 companies have been found not to have followed the legislation. The biggest fine to date has been issued to Google.

Why text messaging remains the top business communication tool

Although there are a range of different platforms and while multi-channel marketing remains essential for many firms, many businesses report that their number one form of communication remains the text message.

Looking deep into the 'blue leaks' data leak revelation Special

It has been discovered that activist group DDoSecrets has published data they claim have been stolen from US law enforcement agencies and fusion centers. The data has been made available online on a searchable portal.

COVID-19 and the need for more dependable data Special

Experian has created a new platform. The recently launched COVID-19 Outlook and Response Evaluator (CORE) tool is designed to help government officials, and to boost data reliability.

COVID-19 thinking and data storage

There’s new data that shows how COVID-19 has changed the way Information Technology professionals use and process data. Some trends appear in a new report from Yellowbrick.

Q&A: COVID-19 creates a new paradigm for data outsourcing Special

To work remotely and maintain consistent processing, large outsourcing companies including Infosys. and Tata Consultancy Services are asking their clients to relax NDAs and privacy rules – compromising data security.
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An update will give companies even deeper insights into their data
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Apple's Maiden data centre, as first shown off by Steve Jobs
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A researcher preparing to launch a CPR to record plankton and particulate matter, working aboard R/V Oceanus in the western North Atlantic.
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Image of data (based on the letter sequence of DNA), from the Barbican Centre, London.
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industrial robot measurement of car body, 3-D CAD simulation
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Feel free to download and review the data found in this FDA chart. Draw your own conclusions and engage in the debate.
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Abstract data image. Photo by Angela Grammatas, Noiszy.
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54 percent of IT leaders say their businesses will fail if they don't digitally transform within four years
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Representation of data at the Design Museum, London.
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Graphic showing the different ways that numerical data is expressed in different cultures (Barbican Centre, London).
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Abstract data image. Photo by Angela Grammatas, Noiszy.
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Investors are pumping millions of dollars into encryption as unease about data security drives a rising need for ways to keep unwanted eyes away from personal and corporate information
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Just 1 in 10 digital transformation projects are successful - a worrying sign for tech leaders at established companies
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The AIDR project for classifying noisy Twitter data after a disaster
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Over a thousand New York listings removed from Airbnb website before the company took a snapshot it used for publicity.
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One of the political messages displayed at the the Massive Attack concert.
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Graph from a report claiming the iPhone now has over 100 million U.S. users
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Representation of graphical data at the Design Museum, London.

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