Privacy / Security

Science in a Complex World: Big Data: Opportunity or Threat?

02nd Dec `13, 09:47 AM in Privacy / Security

What do the National Security Agency, the National Science Foundation, Google, Netflix, Amazon and even your local grocery…

BDMS
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What do the National Security Agency, the National Science Foundation, Google, Netflix, Amazon and even your local grocery have in common?

Big Data, that’s what.

Big Data is a loose term for the collection, storage and sophisticated analysis of massive amounts of data, far larger and from many more kinds of sources than ever before. Organizations like those above, and more every day, are collecting and analyzing the myriad electronic bread crumbs we generate in our daily activities, and they’re exploiting that data to predict our actions and behaviors to help accomplish their objectives.

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