Tag: data

  • 500M LinkedIn Profiles

    Just after Facebook lost 500M user profiles to the public Internet, it’s LinkedIn’s turn a week later. Wherever data is collected, data is subject to breach or theft. Like the Facebook incident earlier this week, the information — including user profile IDs, email addresses and other PII — was scraped from the social-media platform. From […]

  • Talend to be Acquired by Thoma Bravo

    Talend (NASDAQ: TLND), a leader in data integration and data integrity, to be acquired by private equity leader Thoma Bravo for approximately $2.4 billion. Source: Talend to be Acquired by Thoma Bravo in a $2.4 Billion Transaction

  • GAIA-X takes next steps

    Der Mitteilung des Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) zu Folge haben heute je 11 deutsche und französische Gründungsmitglieder die notariellen Unterlagen zur Gründung einer “Association internationale sans but lucratif“, kurz AISBL, unterzeichnet. Es handelt sich dabei um eine “Vereinigung ohne Gewinnerzielungsabsicht”, einer belgischen Gesellschaftsform, die dem deutschen gemeinnützigen Verein vergleichbar ist. Sitz der Vereinigung […]

  • Twelve Million Phones, One Dataset, Zero Privacy

    Twelve Million Phones, One Dataset, Zero Privacy is part one of One nation, tracked, an New York Times investigation series.

  • Animation: Visualizing Moore’s Law in Action (1971-2019)

    Moore’s Law in Action: You’ll probably remember the prediction back from your days in University. In essence, Mr. Moore, founder of Fairchild Semi and CEO of Intel, predicted the density of transistors in modern integrated systems will double about every 18 months. He was right for a long time, while many predicted the end of […]

  • The most advanced MySQL raytracer on the market right now.

    WTF of the day. The most advanced MySQL raytracer on the market right now. A raytracer, written in a single SELECT statment, that MySQL is able to process into an image. Pure Demoscene spirit here, whatever it is, make it run an animation or raytrace some spheres, something beautiful it was not meant to produce […]

  • Essential Product Metrics

    Data driven product management requires measurements and metrics. Over at Product Management Insider, shares some detail about the pirate („AARRR!“) system and the HEART model. The article is here.

  • From Data to Product

    In an ideal world, product managers have plenty of data they can use to validate their idea before building the wrong product. Yana Yushkina describes her journey from a Data Analyst to a Product Manager. She talks about characteristics a good PM should bring, that include foundational analytical understanding, curiosity not just for technology but […]

  • Google stored G Suite passwords in plaintext

    In today’s edition of privacy related topics, it is Google that apparently stored customer passwords in plaintext. Google didn’t disclose which (enterprise) customers have been affected, but was clear that improper access is out of question. With this recent incident, Google joins ranks of Facebook, Instagram, but also Twitter and LinkedIn. Google says it discovered […]

  • Why Do Companies Need All That Personal Data They’re Collecting?

    It’s the Tech perspective, but has the potential for a good debate. Under GDPR it’s not even compliant and still plenty of companies collect all data they can get hold of. Driven by Big Data vendors telling the narrative of Data Lakes, that only require you the data today, should you want to ask any […]