Featured in the Data RoundUp this week:
- - The President shines a spotlight on Cybersecurity & Tech Innovation
- - How best to use all of that Big Data that’s accumulating
- - A trip through time and old web browsers (Viola, anyone?)
- - A popular infographic visualizing the data footprint for each existing generation
Don’t Open That PDF (ZDNet): Security researchers are warning users not to open PDFs from unknown sources in Adobe Reader after finding a PDF zero-day being exploited in the wild.
Big Returns from Big Data [INFOGRAPHIC] (Informatica): Informatica offers a look at how to realize big returns from big data.
Getting a Grip on Big Data (TLNT): We’re being slowly overwhelmed by vast amounts of data, and yet are left ravenous for useful, actionable intelligence.
Generational Data Footprints [INFOGRAPHIC] (Wikibon): While the volume of data has grown exponentially over the last few decades, the fundamental and underlying technology on which we store data has not.
Satellite Internet (arstechnica): Newer satellites have greatly expanded the performance of satellite broadband in general. Latency, though, remains satellite’s Achilles’ heel.
Blast from the Past: 12 Greatest Browsers (CIO): In honor of Mosaic’s 20th birthday: an homage to 12 web greats.
TED Talk: Thought Controlled Robot…by a Monkey (TED Talks): Can we use our brains to directly control machines — without requiring a body as the middleman?
Big Auto Welcomes in Outside Developers (Mashable): Until now, in-car apps have typically been limited to a walled garden of hand-picked programs that offer unsurprising services such as music streaming and restaurant reservations. Yawn.
Could the new TelCo be the Data Center? (TechCrunch): As more people use the Internet for voice, the cost is also decreasing. It’s getting to the point where the call is practically free, harking back to those defining times of our hacker culture.
President Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order (Gizmodo): The Hill reports that the executive order would make the National Institute of Standards and Technology work with companies to develop a “framework of cybersecurity best practices”.
President Calls for more Science & Tech Research (Mashable): President Obama pushed back against lawmakers who would cut research and development spending as a means of easing the country’s debt.