data management

1-877-KARS4KIDS had a data breach

Bad news: 1-877-KARS4KIDS had a data breach. Worse news: now you’ll have that awful jingle stuck in your head all day. The New Jersey-based charity has plagued the American airwaves for years wi

Children are being ‘datafied’ before we’ve understood the risks, report warns

A report by England’s children’s commissioner has raised concerns about how kids’ data is being collected and shared across the board, in both the private and public sectors. In the

MongoDB switches up its open-source license

MongoDB is a bit miffed that some cloud providers — especially in Asia — are taking its open-source code and offering a hosted commercial version of its database to their users without pla

Garmin-owned navigation unit exposed thousands of boat owners’ data

Navionics, an electronic navigational chart maker owned by tech giant Garmin, has secured an exposed database that contained hundreds of thousands of customer records. The MongoDB database wasn’

MariaDB acquires Clustrix

MariaDB, the company behind the eponymous MySQL drop-in replacement database, today announced that it has acquired Clustrix, which itself is a MySQL drop-in replacement database, but with a focus on

Storage provider Cloudian raises $94M

Cloudian, a company that specializes in helping businesses store petabytes of data, today announced that it has raised a $94 million Series E funding round. Investors in this round, which is one of t

Abbyy leaked 203,000 sensitive customer documents in server lapse

Abbyy, a maker of optical character recognition software, has exposed a trove of sensitive customer documents after a database server was left online without a password. The exposed server was found b

Audit of NHS Trust’s app project with DeepMind raises more questions than it answers

A third party audit of a controversial patient data-sharing arrangement between a London NHS Trust and Google DeepMind appears to have skirted over the core issues that generated the controversy in th

YugaByte’s new database software rakes in $16 million so developers can move to any cloud

Looking to expand the footprint of its toolkit giving developers a unified database software that can work for both relational and post-relational databases, YugaByte has raised $16 million in a new r

Facebook data misuse firm snubs UK watchdog’s legal order

The company at the center of a major Facebook data misuse scandal has failed to respond to a legal order issued by the U.K.’s data protection watchdog to provide a U.S. voter with all the person

To truly protect citizens, lawmakers need to restructure their regulatory oversight of big tech

If members of the European Parliament thought they could bring Mark Zuckerberg to heel with his recent appearance, they underestimated the enormous gulf between 21st century companies and their last-c

Toward transitive data privacy and securing the data you don’t share

We are spending a lot of time discussing what happens to data when you explicitly or implicitly share it. But what about data that you have never ever shared?

BigID lands in the right place at the right time with GDPR

Every startup needs a little skill and a little luck. BigID, a NYC-based data governance solution has been blessed with both. The company, which helps customers identify sensitive data in big data sto

African VC TLcom Capital invests $5M in Nigerian data analytics firm Terragon Group

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Facebook suspends Cambridge Analytica, the data analysis firm that worked on the Trump campaign

Facebook announced late Friday that it had suspended the account of Strategic Communication Laboratories, and its political data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica — which used Facebook data to

AWS adds Global Tables feature to share data across multiple geographies

Customers using AWS’ Amazon DynamoDB to store data have two new services to help make their applications work better and more quickly in more regions around the world. The first is a Global Ta

Dharma hopes to solve health data collection for NGOs of the world

Data scientist Michael Roytman and his statistician friend Jesse Berns were working on a project together for the United Nations in Iraq that required a lot of the data to be in a central place and an

Facebook to open source LogDevice for storing logs from distributed data centers

Facebook is planning to open source LogDevice, the company's custom-built solution for storing logs collected from distributed data centers. The company made the announcement as part of its Scale conf

Salesforce is using AI to democratize SQL so anyone can query databases in natural language

SQL is about as easy as it gets in the world of programming, and yet its learning curve is still steep enough to prevent many people from interacting with relational databases. Salesforce's AI researc

Climate change economics may trump politics

Last week hundreds of thousands of Americans took to the streets to protest what they saw as the evisceration of environmental legislation and a rollback of US efforts to stem the tide of climate chan
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