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Microsoft to Launch New Cloud Region in Saudi Arabia
February 07, 2023

Microsoft will launch a new cloud data center region in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). In a statement published on Monday (Feb. 7), Microsoft said it is investing in infrastructure in the country “in response to growing customer demand for cloud services and data...

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Lawmakers Ask FTC to Probe Apple, Google Data Tracking
June 24, 2022

A group of Democratic lawmakers wants the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Apple and Google, saying the two tech giants secretly allow the collection and sale of user information, according to a Friday (June 24) report by The Wall Street Journal. As the WSJ reported,...

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California Adds Pressure on Big Tech With Children’s Data Bill
February 17, 2022

California lawmakers Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland) and Jordan Cunningham (R-Templeton) introduced on Wednesday evening a bill that seeks to protect children´s data online. The California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act would require businesses that create goods or services for children to comply with specified standards, including considering...

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Tech Firm Neustar Teams Up With Equifax On Financial Services Marketing
June 30, 2021

Tech company Neustar, which offers identity resolution products, and credit bureau Equifax have released a new solution called Financial Spectrum. In a press release on Wednesday (June 30), the companies said that the new product will help financial services firms with such activities as gaining...

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Big Data, Targeted Political Ads Face Election Day Test
October 26, 2020

The big day is a week away. Election Day has almost come, a fact we imagine any American using any form of media already knows given the near constant stream of reminders that election day is Nov. 3 and they ought to register and vote. So,...

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Big Tech Compliance Tracker: EU Aims To Have Big Tech Share Data With Smaller Competitors;...
October 06, 2020

Here’s the latest news from Google and the technology industry, which is coming under increasing scrutiny from regulatory watchdogs, trade organizations and politicians globally. Regulation EU Aims To Have Big Tech Share Data With Smaller Competitors The European Union is getting ready to make Big...

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Reading Predictive Tea Leaves With Smart, Big Data
February 26, 2020

The old adage that a butterfly flaps its wings and causes a hurricane is especially apt in business. After all, ripple effects cascade across firms’ top and bottom lines all the time. Demand for a hot product in one part of the world, stockouts or...

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Can Banks Safely Monetize Consumer Data?
March 08, 2019

It’s one of the main clichés of the early 21st century, but that doesn’t mean it’s wrong: Data is the new oil. The saying reflects the value of payment, commerce and personal information in the growing digital economy, and the fact that those organizations that...

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US Census Approach Brings Commerce Worry And Anticipation
October 15, 2018

It’s (almost) that time again: The next U.S. Census, scheduled for 2020. The decennial data collection effort often sparks some debate about the methods and accuracy of the count — and given the political and economic stakes, how could it not? The current controversy is...