Wikileaks-Anonymous Alliance to Expose US Intelligence Incompetence

Kristina Farrah | March 2nd

We have Wikileaks and Anonymous to thank for the salvo of confidential documents that shed light to the malpractice of the government. One of the recent documents released confirms that the US really has been paying

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MapR: Why Another Hadoop Distribution?

Klint Finley | March 2nd

MapR came out of stealth in March 2011, not long after Datastax announced its own alternative distribution of Hadoop (which has since been rolled into its Cassandra distribution). Hadapt launched at the same time and...»

CloudFlare Speaks Out About Their Experience Hosting LulzSec

Kyt Dotson | March 2nd

"You have my permission. — Jack Sparrow" That’s what a representative of LulzSec told CloudFlare CEO Matthew Prince when he asked permission to tell the tale of rough water and a siege on the cyberseas that resulted from his...»

Big Data Visualization: Very Cool But Still Very Complex

Alex Williams | March 2nd

The data visualization blog Beautiful Data has some great stuff this week from the Strata Conference. The most recent post by Benedikt Koehler features a network map of the tweets from the first day at...»

Linode Breach Leads to Massive Heist of 46,000 BTC from Bitcoinica, Faucet

Kyt Dotson | March 2nd

Numerous media sources are reporting now on a massive heist of Bitcoin wallets as the result of the hack of the cloud-hosting provider Linode. Last night, Ars Technica was able to confirm that over 46,703...»

Strata Day 3: Event Highlights and Where Big Data Stands Today

Maria Deutscher | March 2nd

This week featured the Strata event, a gathering that’s dedicated to everything big data. It's an event that has been regularly attended by SiliconANGLE and Wikibon throughout the years.  This particular industry has historically been,...»

NASA Hacked, Was It China Again?

Mellisa Tolentino | March 2nd

China takes the spotlight again as news surfaced of hackers taking control of networks at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory  last November.  The hackers were able to install malware, delete or steal sensitive data, and...»

Hortonworks Wants an Enterprise-Ready Hadoop, says CTO [Video]

Bert Latamore | March 2nd

The recent changes at Hortonworks, which saw Eric Baldeschwieler move from CEO to CTO and Rob Bearden become CEO, were routine and do not indicate any change in the company's dedication to developing open...»

Strata Conference Mini Maker Faire: Robots and the Data Crush [Video]

Alex Williams | March 2nd

Robots, visualizations and wine - the combination gives it the feel of an O'Reilly Makers Faire.  It was actually the Strata Conferece's Mini Maker Faire, which featured all sorts of Arduino inspired and sensor driven...»

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a… Car?

Mellisa Tolentino | March 2nd

I’m not really sure how far back it goes, but mankind have always wanted to fly.  That’s why people are into extreme activities like skydiving, paragliding, base jumping and all those activities that requires you...»