As the quality of visual recognition software continues to improve, privacy concerns have grown concomitantly. Because we now document our lives with so many pictures posted to social media—Facebook hosts over 250 billion photos, with 350 million new photos added every day—photographs are becoming hugely important to the big data movement.
The relentless attention being paid to cyber-attacks is driving companies to increase cyber security budgets and purchases. In turn, this has led institutional investors and asset managers to see potentially massive returns associated with companies in the cyber security market.
On July 30, 2014, Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., made good on his earlier promise to beef up the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) to provide heightened protections for student educational records shared with private companies.
Continuing its examination of consumer protection issues in the mobile payments sphere, on August 1, 2014, the FTC released a staff report examining the pre-download disclosures of mobile shopping applications to evaluate the information provided to consumers about…
San Francisco-based software provider Splunk’s data collection and analysis product, Splunk Enterprise, was an almost instant hit upon its debut in 2006.