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Relaxing Privacy Vow, WhatsApp Will Share Some Data With Facebook

Photo Jan Koum, co-founder of the WhatsApp mobile messaging service. When Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014, Mr. Koum vowed that the deal would not affect the digital privacy of the service’s millions of users. Credit David Ramos/Getty Images SAN FRANCISCO ...

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A Danish Wind Turbine Maker Harnesses Data in a Push to Stay Ahead

The broader industry is in better shape, as well. The revenues of a group of eight large turbine makers, including Vestas, grew 17 percent last year to €27 billion, according to David Vos, a renewable energy analyst at Barclays in ...

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Open Blog: Why We Should All Digest Our Data

The shift from reading news in print to reading news online has dramatically increased the data available about our products. With print, user engagement is opaque — if you recycle your Sunday paper without reading it, we’ll never know. With ...

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Bits: Oracle, Having Bet Billions on Its Future, Sets Sights on Data Analysis

Photo Thomas Kurian is building Oracle’s cloud. Credit Aaron Wojack for The New York Times Oracle Corporation may well be the single most important technology firm for businesses. Over 300,000 companies around the world use its database, and 100,000 customers ...

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Raw Data: To Beat Go Champion, Google’s Program Needed a Human Army

Photo Lee Se-dol, a professional Go player from South Korea, was smiling amid other players despite losing four of five games against a Google computer program called AlphaGo. Credit Lee Jin-Man/Associated Press Nearly 20 years ago, after a chess-playing computer ...

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Bits: The Data Explosion Makes Storage Tech Exciting

Photo Data storage has never exactly been a topic that lights up a conversation, unlike, say Twitter flame wars or even the business application programming interfaces for enterprise manufacturing management software written by the German software giant SAP. But that ...

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As a Data Deluge Grows, Companies Rethink Storage

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — John Hayes, cleareyed and wild-haired, stood before his silent creation. Big as a slim refrigerator, it held 16 petabytes of data, roughly equal to 16 billion thick books. “People are going to have to think about ...

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Genetic Test Firm to Put Customers’ Data in Public Domain

Photo Charles Dunlop, Ambry Genetics founder and chief executive, welcoming guests to the company’s new 65,000-square-foot “Super Lab” in Aliso Viejo, Calif., in February. Credit Carlos Delgado/Associated Press Images for Ambry Genetics In an unusual move, a leading genetic testing ...

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Defense Secretary Takes Position Against a Data ‘Back Door’

SAN FRANCISCO — Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter assured an audience of computer security experts Wednesday that he was not in favor of a “back door” that would give the government access to data that is protected by encryption. Speaking ...

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E.U. and U.S. Release Details on Trans-Atlantic Data Transfer Deal

American and European officials released details on Monday about a new trans-Atlantic data transfer agreement aimed at allowing companies like Google to continue moving digital information between the two regions while paying greater heed to privacy concerns. The move comes ...

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