Does your company need a data architect?

Few companies have dedicated data architects, but every company wants one. How can you better organize your data with limited resources? Image: bakhtiarzein/Adobe Stock Must-read big data coverage A data architect defines “how the data will be stored, consumed, integrated and managed by different data entities and IT systems, as well as any applications using … Read more

US regulators take first step toward new data privacy rules

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a new notice calling for input into how tech companies handle consumer data, a crucial first step in setting binding rules for the industry. Formally known as an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR), the filing calls for public comment on data collection, algorithmic discrimination, and commercial surveillance. The … Read more

Group of security companies launches open source project to ease data sharing – TechCrunch

It’s long been known that security is not a problem that companies, even large corporations, can solve on their own. It takes a community working together to battle the kinds of problems that companies are facing today when it comes to cybersecurity. This morning at the Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas; AWS, Splunk … Read more

Nintendo Switch: How to Turn Off Data Sharing via Google Analytics

With the latest software update, your Nintendo Switch has been sharing your player data via Google Analytics. Nintendo Switch system update to version 11.0.0 was released last week and the new software patch actually brought along some significant changes to the table. Some of the key features include the ability to share screenshots and videos … Read more

How to create a Gantt chart when your project data is in Microsoft Planner

When your tasks are in Microsoft Planner and you need Gantt charts, take a look at this third-party app. Image: vladim_ka/Adobe Stock Gantt charts are a vital part of task management when a project has to meet deadlines. These charts track tasks belonging to a larger project to help everyone meet their deadlines. Microsoft Planner … Read more

Strategies for adopting data stewardship without a CDO

Small and mid-sized organizations are finding it hard to hire a separate CDO to steward their data as part of their digitalization strategy. How can they administer their data? Image: jamesteohart/Adobe Stock What’s hot at TechRepublic The average salary for a chief data officer (CDO) in 2022 is $115,611. For many small and mid-sized businesses … Read more

Talk therapy apps face new questions about data collection from senators

At the start of the pandemic, demand for talk therapy apps skyrocketed. Prominent players, like BetterHelp and Talkspace, saw their downloads nearly double throughout the first few months of lockdown in 2020. Now, lawmakers like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) are demanding details on how these companies protect the privacy of their users. In letters to … Read more

Italy’s data watchdog latest to warn over use of Google Analytics – TechCrunch

Another strike against use of Google Analytics in Europe: The Italian data protection authority has found a local web publisher’s use of the popular analytics tool to be non-compliant with EU data protection rules owing to user data being transferred to the U.S. — a country that lacks an equivalent legal framework to protect the … Read more

Hackers stole Social Security numbers in Flagstar data breach affecting 1.5 million customers – TechCrunch

Flagstar Bank, one of the largest financial service providers in the United States, has notified more than 1.5 million customers of a data breach in which Social Security numbers were stolen — its second incident in two years. In a letter sent to those affected, Michigan-headquartered Flagstar revealed that hackers breached its corporate network between … Read more