Enabled by exponential technological advancements in data storage, transmission and analysis, the drive to “datify” our lives is creating an ultra-transparent world where we are never free from being under surveillance. Increasing aspects of our lives are now recorded as digital data that are systematically stored, aggregated, analysed, and sold. Despite the promise of big data to improve our lives, all encompassing data surveillance constitutes a new form of power that poses a risk not only to our privacy, but to our free will.
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Have you ever accidentally deleted a file, a folder or formatted an entire partition? It happens to the best of us, but all hope is not lost. There are a whole lot of free data recovery and undelete utilities available online, though it can be just as hard to tell which ones will actually work (and won't turn out to contain malware). If you're feeling a bit lost, we've rounded up the top five free data recovery tools for you, right here.
If you include the main cast, it's fairly obvious who has the most lines: It's Homer, by hundreds of thousand of words, followed by Marge, Bart, and Lisa all bunched up pretty close together. But what if you just count the words spoken by the supporting cast from season one to twenty six? Which supporting character do you think has spoken the most lines on the show then? Is it Flanders? Moe? Krusty?
NBN Co is exploring the development of new devices that will let it fuse Australia's existing copper infrastructure onto its HFC cable footprint and backhaul, the company has revealed.
The devices would essentially allow NBN Co to use its cable infrastructure to provide existing copper lead-ins with enough bandwidth to achieve vectored VDSL2 speeds. Vectored VDSL2 is a newer generation copper-based broadband technology capable of speeds up to 100Mbps over distances of half-a-kilometre.
No matter what industry you’re in, knowing how to handle loads of data is essential for any business. That’s why data scientists are needed everywhere, and businesses are willing to pay a pretty penny for their expertise. With the Business Intelligence & Data Science Bundle, you can master and apply the fundamentals of data science — all for only $50.70 AUD .
Windows/Mac: There are plenty of excellent apps for tracking your running or cycling data, but using a service like Strava or Runkeeper means you're giving away a lot data. If you'd prefer to track and visualise your exercise without uploading data to a service, GoldenCheetah might be just what you need.
Mac: We were big fans of Radio Silence when it initially launched several years ago because it was one of the easiest, cheapest way to keep an eye on Mac apps secretly phoning home. A recent update makes Radio Silence a bit easier to use, and it now shows you traffic in real time.
iOS: We were fans of Moment when it launched a couple of years ago, but one problem with the app was how it could only track general iPhone usage. Now, you can really zoom in on your usage with a new app tracker.
If you're not in the habit of regularly backing up your data, do it now. Cloud storage company Backblaze has made it even easier with insanely cheap storage space that you can connect directly to your NAS.