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Tableau’s Ask Data feature uses NLP to answer sales questions

Seattle, Washington data analytics company Tableau wants to make it easier to get straightforward answers to sales questions. Toward that end, it today announced the general availability of Ask Data, a natural language processing feature for Tableau Server and Tableau Online that enables users to pose queries and get a response. It also debuted Tableau Data Management […]

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Tech Companies Dragged Feet on Russian Interference Data, Reports Say

Supported by Tech Companies Dragged Feet on Russian Interference Data, Reports Say ImageSocial media companies including Facebook were sometimes evasive and misrepresented themselves to lawmakers when it came to discussing Russian interference, according to two new reports.CreditCreditElijah Nouvelage/Reuters By Sheera Frenkel, Daisuke Wakabayashi and Kate Conger Dec. 17, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — When lawmakers asked […]

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Internal documents show how Facebook decided to put in a feature that collected call and SMS data without users knowing

ReutersMark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO and chairman. Internal Facebook emails released on Wednesday by British Parliament reveal the discussions leading to the “log scraping” practice that collected call and SMS text logs from Facebook users on Android devices. Facebook initially planned to make the practice an “opt-in” feature that gave users a choice, and even then […]

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Quora hit by data breach affecting around 100 million users

Quora has been targeted by hackers in a data breach affecting around 100 million of its users. The Mountain View, California-based company that operates the question-and-answer website said on Monday that it recently discovered unauthorized access to its computer systems. Data that “may have been compromised” includes account information such as name, email address, and […]

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Marriott Hacking Exposes Data of Up to 500 Million Guests

Supported by Marriott Hacking Exposes Data of Up to 500 Million Guests ImageMarriott International acknowledged on Friday that an “unauthorized party had copied and encrypted information” belonging to about 500 million customers on its Starwood reservations system.CreditCreditMauritz Antin/EPA, via Shutterstock By Nicole Perlroth, Amie Tsang and Adam Satariano Nov. 30, 2018 The hotel chain asked […]