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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Database of 4 million Adult Friend Finder users leaked for all to see | Ars Technica [#... - 0 views

    "by Dan Goodin - May 22, 2015 3:00 pm UTC Share Tweet 51 E-mail addresses, sexual orientations, and other sensitive details from almost four million subscribers have been leaked onto the Internet following a hack that rooted the casual dating service, security researchers said."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

TorrentTags: A Database of 'Risky' Torrents | TorrentFreak - 1 views

    " Andy on June 21, 2015 C: 0 Breaking Downloading torrents can be a game of Russian roulette, with copyright holders monitoring networks for infringement and some demanding cash to make lawsuits go away. In its early days of development, TorrentTags aims to help people torrent safely while assisting copyright holders to reduce piracy."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

What Happens When You Marry The NSA's Surveillance Database With Amazon's Personalized ... - 0 views

    "from the spying-in-the-service-of-seduction dept By now, most people who shop online are aware of the way in which companies try to tailor their offers based on your previous purchasing and browsing history. Being followed by strangely relevant ads everywhere is bad enough, but what if the government started using the same approach in its communications with you? That's one of the key ideas explored in an interesting new article by Zeynep Tufekci, strikingly presented on Medium, with the title "Is the Internet good or bad? Yes.""
Paul Merrell

Google Research Publication: BigTable - 0 views

  • Abstract Bigtable is a distributed storage system for managing structured data that is designed to scale to a very large size: petabytes of data across thousands of commodity servers. Many projects at Google store data in Bigtable, including web indexing, Google Earth, and Google Finance. These applications place very different demands on Bigtable, both in terms of data size (from URLs to web pages to satellite imagery) and latency requirements (from backend bulk processing to real-time data serving). Despite these varied demands, Bigtable has successfully provided a flexible, high-performance solution for all of these Google products. In this paper we describe the simple data model provided by Bigtable, which gives clients dynamic control over data layout and format, and we describe the design and implementation of Bigtable.
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