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Collecting user data is a competitive disadvantage

Warren Buffet is famous for identifying the need for businesses to have "moats" and "walls" around their profit-centers to keep competitors out, and data-centric companies often cite their massive collections of user-data as "moats" that benefit from "network effects" to make their businesses good investments.

In a smart, eye-opening essay, Martin Casado and Peter Lauten from ...

Google will now let users auto-delete location history and activity data

05.01.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Google is giving people a lot more control over their personal data. The company announced on Wednesday a new feature that lets people automatically delete their location history and web activity data attached to their Google account.  Now, if t... ...

Mapping Data Flows: Help Us Ask the Right Questions

04.24.2019 · Posted in Computer Articles, Internet Articles

I’ve been quiet here on Searchblog these past few months, not because I’ve nothing to say, but because two major projects have consumed my time. The first, a media platform in development, is still operating mostly under the radar. I’ll have plenty to say about that, but at a later date. It’s the second where ...

MySpace lost 12 years of music and photos, leaving a sizable gap in social network history

03.18.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

It's 2019 and MySpace is newsworthy again. Unfortunately, it’s for the worst of reasons: massive data loss. On Sunday, news spread concerning a longtime data issue plaguing MySpace, a site that was once the internet’s leading social netwo... ...

With Privacy as Its Shield, Facebook Hopes To Conquer the Entire Internet.

03.12.2019 · Posted in Computer Articles

Never mind that man behind the privacy curtain. I’ll never forget a meal I had with a senior executive at Facebook many years ago, back when I was just starting to question the motives of the burgeoning startup’s ambition. I asked whether the company would ever support publishers across the “rest of the web” – ...

Become a data **** with these online SQL training courses, on sale for an extra 60% off

02.28.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

When it comes to STEM jobs, it's so many acronyms, so little time. But if you want to land an awesome data job with a competitive salary, there's just one you need to know: SQL. SQL (pronounced "see cue el"), which stands for Structured Query Languag... ...