Business Jun 17, 2019

Canada backs start-up to boost big data on space debris

The Canadian government's contracting arm is backing a proposed new satellite system that will use big data analytics to provide commercially available data about the Earth and its orbit amid growing concerns about the risks posed by space debris. Support from the Canadian Commercial Corporation ...

Government urges utilities in Japan to manage data with care

Business May 23, 2019

Government urges utilities in Japan to manage data with care

The government asked critical infrastructure operators Thursday to manage important data in Japan rigorously, in a bid to prevent its disclosure. The request was made as part of the government's revised guidelines on security standards for operators of essential services such as electricity, water and ...

Facebook defends data-sharing after new report on partner deals

Business Dec 20, 2018

Facebook defends data-sharing after new report on partner deals

Facebook defended its data-sharing practices Wednesday after a report revealing that certain partners of the social network had access to a range of personal information about users and their friends. The New York Times late Tuesday reported that some 150 companies — including powerful partners ...