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Compromised Data

Compromised Data Author Greg Elmer
ISBN-10 9781501306532
Release 2015-07-30
Pages 296
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There has been a data rush in the past decade brought about by online communication and, in particular, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, among others), which promises a new age of digital enlightenment. But social data is compromised: it is being seized by specific economic interests, it leads to a fundamental shift in the relationship between research and the public good, and it fosters new forms of control and surveillance. Compromised Data: From Social Media to Big Data explores how we perform critical research within a compromised social data framework. The expert, international lineup of contributors explores the limits and challenges of social data research in order to invent and develop new modes of doing public research. At its core, this collection argues that we are witnessing a fundamental reshaping of the social through social data mining.



Communicative Figurations

Communicative Figurations Author Andreas Hepp
ISBN-10 9783319655840
Release 2017-11-27
Pages 444
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This open access volume assesses the influence of our changing media environment. Today, there is not one single medium that is the driving force of change. With the spread of various technical communication media such as mobile phones and internet platforms, we are confronted with a media manifold of deep mediatization. But how can we investigate its transformative capability? This book answers this question by taking a non-media-centric perspective, researching the various figurations of collectivities and organizations humans are involved in. The first part of the book outlines a fundamental understanding of the changing media environment of deep mediatization and its transformative capacity. The second part focuses on collectivities and movements: communities in the city, critical social movements, maker, online gaming groups and networked groups of young people. The third part moves institutions and organizations into the foreground, discussing the transformation of journalism, religion, politics, and education, whilst the fourth and final part is dedicated to methodologies and perspectives.



Social Media and Everyday Politics

Social Media and Everyday Politics Author Tim Highfield
ISBN-10 9780745691381
Release 2017-06-26
Pages 220
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From selfies and memes to hashtags and parodies, social media are used for mundane and personal expressions of political commentary, engagement, and participation. The coverage of politics reflects the social mediation of everyday life, where individual experiences and thoughts are documented and shared online. In Social Media and Everyday Politics, Tim Highfield examines political talk as everyday occurrences on Twitter, Facebook, blogs, Tumblr, Instagram, and more. He considers the personal and the political, the serious and the silly, and the everyday within the extraordinary, as politics arises from seemingly banal and irreverent topics. The analysis features international examples and evolving practices, from French blogs to Vines from Australia, via the Arab Spring, Occupy, #jesuischarlie, Eurovision, #blacklivesmatter, Everyday Sexism, and #illridewithyou. This timely book will be a valuable resource for students and scholars in media and communications, internet studies, and political science, as well as general readers keen to understand our contemporary media and political contexts



Emerging Trends in ICT Security

Emerging Trends in ICT Security Author Maria Angel Marquez-Andrade
ISBN-10 9780128070772
Release 2013-11-06
Pages 650
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In the realm of Big Data analytics, a critical yet often overlooked issue is that of (big) data integrity and accuracy. Namely, the largest generators of Big Data—the major social and media sites—are known to be the most frequent and most attractive victims to various forms of security attacks and social engineering ploys. Almost by rule, the ultimate collateral victim of these attacks is the contextual integrity of the data being stored at or collected out of the target sites. One such form of attack, which is particularly potent when it comes to the compromise of contextual data integrity, is Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF). The goal of our work was to examine the current state of CSRF defense in some of the major social and media sites. We have discovered that, even though it has been more than a decade since CSRF was first identified, many of these sites (including YouTube, LinkedIn, and Wikipedia) still remain vulnerable to some easily exploitable forms of CSRF. We have also learned that these particular forms of CSRF exploits are not recognizable as dangerous, even by some of the leading URL scanning tools. Finally, we have discovered that the three leading browsers employ slightly different sets of measures against CSRF, which means the CSRF attack vector may need to be configured adaptively per browser by the adversary.



Future Crimes

Future Crimes Author Marc Goodman
ISBN-10 9781473508460
Release 2015-02-24
Pages 688
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* THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways, but there is an ominous flipside. Criminals are often the earliest, and most innovative, adopters of technology and modern times have led to modern crimes. Today's criminals are stealing identities, draining online bank-accounts and wiping out computer servers. It's disturbingly easy to activate baby cam monitors to spy on families, pacemakers can be hacked to deliver a lethal jolt, and thieves are analyzing your social media in order to determine the best time for a home invasion. Meanwhile, 3D printers produce AK-47s, terrorists can download the recipe for the Ebola virus, and drug cartels are building drones. This is just the beginning of the tsunami of technological threats coming our way. In Future Crimes, Marc Goodman rips open his database of hundreds of real cases to give us front-row access to these impending perils. Reading like a sci-fi thriller, but based in startling fact, Goodman raises tough questions about the expanding role of technology in our lives. Future Crimes is a call to action for better security measures worldwide, but most importantly, will empower readers to protect themselves against these looming technological threats - before it's too late.



Digital Exhaust

Digital Exhaust Author Dale Neef
ISBN-10 9780133838343
Release 2014-11-05
Pages 320
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Will "Big Data" supercharge the economy, tyrannize us, or both? Data Exhaust is the definitive primer for everyone who wants to understand all the implications of Big Data, digitally driven innovation, and the accelerating Internet Economy. Renowned digital expert Dale Neef clearly explains: What Big Data really is, and what's new and different about it How Big Data works, and what you need to know about Big Data technologies Where the data is coming from: how Big Data integrates sources ranging from social media to machine sensors, smartphones to financial transactions How companies use Big Data analytics to gain a more nuanced, accurate picture of their customers, their own performance, and the newest trends How governments and individual citizens can also benefit from Big Data How to overcome obstacles to success with Big Data – including poor data that can magnify human error A realistic assessment of Big Data threats to employment and personal privacy, now and in the future Neef places the Big Data phenomenon where it belongs: in the context of the broader global shift to the Internet economy, with all that implies. By doing so, he helps businesses plan Big Data strategy more effectively – and helps citizens and policymakers identify sensible policies for preventing its misuse. By conservative estimate, the global Big Data market will soar past $50 billion by 2018. But those direct expenses represent just the "tip of the iceberg" when it comes to Big Data's impact. Big Data is now of acute strategic interest for every organization that aims to succeed – and it is equally important to everyone else. Whoever you are, Data Exhaust tells you exactly what you need to know about Big Data – and what to do about it, too.



Sharing Big Data Safely

Sharing Big Data Safely Author Ted Dunning
ISBN-10 9781491953648
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 96
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Many big data-driven companies today are moving to protect certain types of data against intrusion, leaks, or unauthorized eyes. But how do you lock down data while granting access to people who need to see it? In this practical book, authors Ted Dunning and Ellen Friedman offer two novel and practical solutions that you can implement right away. Ideal for both technical and non-technical decision makers, group leaders, developers, and data scientists, this book shows you how to: Share original data in a controlled way so that different groups within your organization only see part of the whole. You’ll learn how to do this with the new open source SQL query engine Apache Drill. Provide synthetic data that emulates the behavior of sensitive data. This approach enables external advisors to work with you on projects involving data that you can't show them. If you’re intrigued by the synthetic data solution, explore the log-synth program that Ted Dunning developed as open source code (available on GitHub), along with how-to instructions and tips for best practice. You’ll also get a collection of use cases. Providing lock-down security while safely sharing data is a significant challenge for a growing number of organizations. With this book, you’ll discover new options to share data safely without sacrificing security.



Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning IDEAL 2013

Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning    IDEAL 2013 Author Hujun Yin
ISBN-10 9783642412783
Release 2013-10-16
Pages 639
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning, IDEAL 2013, held in Hefei, China, in October 2013. The 76 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from more than 130 submissions. These papers provided a valuable collection of latest research outcomes in data engineering and automated learning, from methodologies, frameworks and techniques to applications. In addition to various topics such as evolutionary algorithms, neural networks, probabilistic modelling, swarm intelligent, multi-objective optimisation, and practical applications in regression, classification, clustering, biological data processing, text processing, video analysis, including a number of special sessions on emerging topics such as adaptation and learning multi-agent systems, big data, swarm intelligence and data mining, and combining learning and optimisation in intelligent data engineering.



Big Data Health Law and Bioethics

Big Data  Health Law  and Bioethics Author I. Glenn Cohen
ISBN-10 9781108153645
Release 2018-03-08
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When data from all aspects of our lives can be relevant to our health - from our habits at the grocery store and our Google searches to our FitBit data and our medical records - can we really differentiate between big data and health big data? Will health big data be used for good, such as to improve drug safety, or ill, as in insurance discrimination? Will it disrupt health care (and the health care system) as we know it? Will it be possible to protect our health privacy? What barriers will there be to collecting and utilizing health big data? What role should law play, and what ethical concerns may arise? This timely, groundbreaking volume explores these questions and more from a variety of perspectives, examining how law promotes or discourages the use of big data in the health care sphere, and also what we can learn from other sectors.



Engineering Applications of Neural Networks

Engineering Applications of Neural Networks Author Lazaros Iliadis
ISBN-10 9783642410161
Release 2013-09-25
Pages 326
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The two volumes set, CCIS 383 and 384, constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Engineering Applications of Neural Networks, EANN 2013, held on Halkidiki, Greece, in September 2013. The 91 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers describe the applications of artificial neural networks and other soft computing approaches to various fields such as pattern recognition-predictors, soft computing applications, medical applications of AI, fuzzy inference, evolutionary algorithms, classification, learning and data mining, control techniques-aspects of AI evolution, image and video analysis, classification, pattern recognition, social media and community based governance, medical applications of AI-bioinformatics and learning.



Modeling Decision for Artificial Intelligence

Modeling Decision for Artificial Intelligence Author Vincenc Torra
ISBN-10 9783642225888
Release 2011-07-08
Pages 259
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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Modeling Decisions for Artificial Intelligence, MDAI 2011, held in Changsha, China, in July 2011. The 25 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 43 submissions. The volume also contains extended abstracts of the three invited papers. The topics covered are aggregation operators and decision making; clustering and similarity; computational intelligence; and data privacy.



From Corporate to Social Media

From Corporate to Social Media Author Marisol Sandoval
ISBN-10 9781317936046
Release 2014-03-05
Pages 312
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The corporate and the social are crucial themes of our times. In the first decade of the twenty-first century, both individual lives and society were shaped by capitalist crisis and the rise of social media. But what marks the distinctively social character of "social media"? And how does it relate to the wider social and economic context of contemporary capitalism? The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is based on the idea that a socially responsible capitalism is possible; this suggests that capitalist media corporations can not only enable social interaction and cooperation but also be socially responsible. This book provides a critical and provocative perspective on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in media and communication industries. It examines both the academic discourse on CSR and actual corporate practices in the media sector, offering a double critique that reveals contradictions between corporate interests and social responsibilities. Marisol Sandoval’s political economic analysis of Apple, AT&T, Google, HP, Microsoft, News Corp, The Walt Disney Company and Vivendi shows that media and communication in the twenty-first century are confronted with fundamental social responsibility challenges. From software patents and intellectual property rights to privacy on the Internet, from working conditions in electronics manufacturing to hidden flows of eWaste – this book encourages the reader to explore the multifaceted social (ir)responsibilities that shape commercial media landscapes today. It makes a compelling argument for thinking beyond the corporate in order to envision and bring about truly social media. It will interest students and scholars of media studies, cultural industry studies, sociology, information society studies, organization studies, political economy, business and management.



Dancing on a Cloud

Dancing on a Cloud Author David Sterling
ISBN-10 9781465393678
Release 2011-12-15
Pages 175
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Public and Private sector decision makers and practitioners need advice to get past the cloud hype and leverage cloud enabled solutions. This book offers a sound planning framework and practical implementation approaches that lead to business strategy realization and balanced ecosystems. Working in an industry that is just starting to touch the surface of cloud computing and what it can do, this book provides a practical approach to helping understand cloud computing and how it might impact businesses. I would highly recommend it to those who want to understand better cloud computing and how it might impact them and their business. - Chuck Carroll International Cable Telecommunications Executive and Consultant, and ex-CEO of Telenet This is an important book that provides great insights and pragmatic advice on how to tackle the cloud revolution. - Marco Iansiti Head, Technology and Operations Management Unit, and Co- Chair, Digital Initiative, Harvard Business School



Real World Data Mining

Real World Data Mining Author Dursun Delen
ISBN-10 9780133551112
Release 2014-12-16
Pages 288
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Use the latest data mining best practices to enable timely, actionable, evidence-based decision making throughout your organization! Real-World Data Mining demystifies current best practices, showing how to use data mining to uncover hidden patterns and correlations, and leverage these to improve all aspects of business performance. Drawing on extensive experience as a researcher, practitioner, and instructor, Dr. Dursun Delen delivers an optimal balance of concepts, techniques and applications. Without compromising either simplicity or clarity, he provides enough technical depth to help readers truly understand how data mining technologies work. Coverage includes: processes, methods, techniques, tools, and metrics; the role and management of data; text and web mining; sentiment analysis; and Big Data integration. Throughout, Delen's conceptual coverage is complemented with application case studies (examples of both successes and failures), as well as simple, hands-on tutorials. Real-World Data Mining will be valuable to professionals on analytics teams; professionals seeking certification in the field; and undergraduate or graduate students in any analytics program: concentrations, certificate-based, or degree-based.



The Architecture of Privacy

The Architecture of Privacy Author Courtney Bowman
ISBN-10 9781491904510
Release 2015-08-31
Pages 200
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Technology’s influence on privacy not only concerns consumers, political leaders, and advocacy groups, but also the software architects who design new products. In this practical guide, experts in data analytics, software engineering, security, and privacy policy describe how software teams can make privacy-protective features a core part of product functionality, rather than add them late in the development process. Ideal for software engineers new to privacy, this book helps you examine privacy-protective information management architectures and their foundational components—building blocks that you can combine in many ways. Policymakers, academics, students, and advocates unfamiliar with the technical terrain will learn how these tools can help drive policies to maximize privacy protection. Restrict access to data through a variety of application-level controls Use security architectures to avoid creating a single point of trust in your systems Explore federated architectures that let users retrieve and view data without compromising data security Maintain and analyze audit logs as part of comprehensive system oversight Examine case studies to learn how these building blocks help solve real problems Understand the role and responsibilities of a Privacy Engineer for maintaining your privacy architecture



Security and Trust in Online Social Networks

Security and Trust in Online Social Networks Author Barbara Carminati
ISBN-10 9781627052665
Release 2013-12-01
Pages 120
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The enormous success and diffusion that online social networks (OSNs) are encountering nowadays is vastly apparent. Users' social interactions now occur using online social media as communication channels; personal information and activities are easily exchanged both for recreational and business purposes in order to obtain social or economic advantages. In this scenario, OSNs are considered critical applications with respect to the security of users and their resources, for their characteristics alone: the large amount of personal information they manage, big economic upturn connected to their commercial use, strict interconnection among users and resources characterizing them, as well as user attitude to easily share private data and activities with strangers. In this book, we discuss three main research topics connected to security in online social networks: (i) trust management, because trust can be intended as a measure of the perception of security (in terms of risks/benefits) that users in an OSN have with respect to other (unknown/little-known) parties; (ii) controlled information sharing, because in OSNs, where personal information is not only connected to user profiles, but spans across users' social activities and interactions, users must be provided with the possibility to directly control information flows; and (iii) identity management, because OSNs are subjected more and more to malicious attacks that, with respect to traditional ones, have the advantage of being more effective by leveraging the social network as a new medium for reaching victims. For each of these research topics, in this book we provide both theoretical concepts as well as an overview of the main solutions that commercial/non-commercial actors have proposed over the years. We also discuss some of the most promising research directions in these fields.



Cyber Security and Resiliency Policy Framework

Cyber Security and Resiliency Policy Framework Author A. Vaseashta
ISBN-10 9781614994466
Release 2014-09-19
Pages 176
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Cyberspace is a ubiquitous realm interconnecting every aspect of modern society, enabled by broadband networks and wireless signals around us, existing within local area networks in our schools, hospitals and businesses, and within the massive grids that power most countries. Securing cyberspace to ensure the continuation of growing economies and to protect a nation’s way of life is a major concern for governments around the globe. This book contains papers presented at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) entitled Best Practices and Innovative Approaches to Develop Cyber Security and Resiliency Policy Framework, held in Ohrid, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), in June 2013. The workshop aimed to develop a governing policy framework for nation states to enhance the cyber security of critical infrastructure. The 12 papers included herein cover a wide range of topics from web security and end-user training, to effective implementation of national cyber security policies and defensive countermeasures. The book will be of interest to cyber security professionals, practitioners, policy-makers, and to all those for whom cyber security is a critical and an important aspect of their work.