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INFOGRAPHIC: Everything You Need To Know About Big Data

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Confused about what “big data” really means? Big data is basically the description given to our society’s current obsession with storing more and more information and data online. Service providers like Google, Facebook and Twitter (among others) store your online data on their servers. The more data, the more storage space is needed, with Google estimating that it is processing more ... Read More »

Luxury TAG Heuer Android Watch

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Google, Intel and TAG Heuer announced a partnership to create a luxury TAG Heuer Android Watch. The announcement came at this year’s Baselworld – the annual watch show which takes place in Basel, Switzerland and showcases the world’s finest luxury watches from brands like TAG Heuer, Rolex and more. TAG Heuer has been planning to enter the smartwatch market since ... Read More »

Computer Program Learns To Play Video Games

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A Google computer program has apparently learned how to play and win video games. Google DeepMind is a computer program that is inspired by the human mind. The program has been able to learn how to play and beat human players in 49 Atari games, including Space Invaders, PacMan and Pong. The Google research team claims that this is the ... Read More »

Top 10 Most Popular Google Searches 2014

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Google has released its annual top 10 most popular searches. You can check out the 2 lists below, This year Google has released 2 lists, one for the most popular search in the South Africa and one for the most popular searches worldwide. The 2 lists are very similar, with only a few differences. This year seems to have been a ... Read More »

Germany Warns Google Against Privacy Violations

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Germany has issued a warning against Google regarding its user profiling activities. Apparently Google’s practice of profiling users across different services is in violation of German privacy laws. The warning was issued by The Hamburg Data Protection Authority. The Authority averred that Google is in violation of the German Telemedia Act as well as the German Federal Data Protection Act, ... Read More »

How well does Google know you?

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If you are wondering how well Google knows you just based on your search history, the short answer is REALLY well. About 2 years ago Google’s ad settings page was released on the internet. This page shows your advertisement profile, which enables Google to assess your age, gender and interests. All this information is collected by assessing your search history and then ... Read More »

Google’s Right to Be Forgotten in South Africa

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Following the recent European Court Of Justice ruling in which Google must respect an individual’s right to be forgotten, we looked into what this right means for South Africans. Below is a summary of your right to be forgotten in terms of South African legislation. It is important to note that South African law does not explicitly recognise a general ... Read More »

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