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iRobot’s CEO says the company never planned to sell Roomba home mapping data

This was not the conversation iRobot CEO Colin Angle expected to have this week. In the past few days, iRobot posted excellent Q2 earnings, thanks to brisk Prime Day Roomba sales, and acquired its largest European distributor in a $ 141 ...

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Facebook is making its cross-device Atlas data available to more advertisers

Facebook is changing the way it offers the cross-device ad measurement capabilities of its Atlas platform. The company relaunched the current version of Atlas in 2014 with a focus on what it calls “people-based marketing” — namely, the ability for advertisers ...

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The Associated Press’ plan to put hyperlocal data in the hands of reporters

Since 2013, The Associated Press has been making an intentional effort to put data in the hands of local reporters. In the last few years, this meant assisting with Freedom of Information Act requests and putting a team of four ...

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Trump is causing a political app boom, data shows

Anyone surprised by this? The growth of politically focused mobile apps has been booming since November, with the top five political apps receiving a combined 300,000 downloads across iOS and Android over the past three months, according to new data from ...

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Europe proposes expanding telco data privacy rules to WhatsApp, Facebook et al

The European Commission has set out proposals for updating rules which govern the use of personal telecoms data that would expand their remit to cover email and mobile messaging data for the first time — meaning the ePrivacy regulation would also apply to web companies such ...

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Three UK suffers major data breach via compromised employee login

Three UK is the latest company to suffer what looks to be a major data breach — potentially exposing the personal information of millions of customers. As many as two-thirds of Three’s customers are thought to have had their information compromised after ...

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WhatsApp-Facebook privacy U-turn now being probed by EU data watchdog

A seismic shift in privacy policy by messaging app WhatsApp this summer, when it said it would begin sharing user data with parent company Facebook including for ad targeting, has now attracted the attention of European’s data protection watchdog group, the Article 29 ...

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Student projects leapfrog governments and industry in ‘Data Science for Social Good’ program

Big data is hardly new at this point — nor has it wrought anywhere near its potential effects on many companies and institutions insulated by inertia and red tape. A summer program at the University of Washington called Data Science ...

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Big data and its developer fallout

As the internet social turf wars continue to mature, the land grab is becoming much better understood. With a few companies controlling 95 percent of the social data, the internet is more closed and much more controlled than ever before. ...

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New data suggests Charon was fractured by massive, subsurface ocean

Share This article When the New Horizons probe swung past Pluto and its various moons last year, most of the excitement and interest focused on the diminutive planet. Pluto’s largest moon, Charon, has secrets of its own, and researchers studying ...

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