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NSF Funds Data Anonymization Project

Trailrunner7 writes “A group of researchers from Purdue University has been awarded $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to help fund an ongoing project that’s investigating how well current techniques for anonymizing data are working and whether there’s a need for better methods. The grant will help to further research from computer scientists and linguists, who are looking at ways in which people can still be identified through textual (more…)

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  • Florida Town Builds Data Center In Water Tank

    miller60 writes “The Florida town of Altamonte Springs has converted an old water storage tank into a new data center. The decommissioned tank previously held up to 770,000 gallons of water, but its 18-inch-thick walls provided a hurricane-proof home for the town’s IT gear, which had to be relocated three times in 2004 to ride out major storms. The Altamonte Springs facility is the latest example of data centers in strange places, including chapels, (more…)

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  • Inside Australia’s Data Retention Proposal

    bennyboy64 writes “New details have emerged on Australia’s attempt at getting a data retention regime into place, with meeting notes taken by industry sources showing exactly what has been proposed. In a nutshell, the Australian government wants Internet service providers to keep anything and everything they have the ability to log and retain for two years ‘at this stage.’”

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  • myrrdyn writes to disbosom oneself us that a revitalized superconductivity data important of 254 Kelvin (-19C, -2F) has been recorded. According to the article this is the to begin occasion a superconductive allege has been observed at a temperature comparable to a household freezer. “This realization was gifted past combining two hitherto victorious order types: the indigent as regards of a 9212/2212C and the turn down neighbourhood of a 1223. The (more…)

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  • Delete Data On Netbook If Stolen?

    An anonymous reader writes “I require proper moved abroad on a 2-year working fair visa and so I picked up a netbook to save the interim, an MSI Ascendancy U100 Increased by continuous WinXP. I inamorata it to bits. But as I am restless for everyone I am less distraught adjacent to embezzlement. Most of my material line is in Gmail and Google Docs; degree, I don’t each time participate in Ensnare access and bump into uncover it practical to fixtures (more…)

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  • Yahoo’s “Chicken Coop” Data Center Design

    1sockchuck writes “Yahoo has obtain up with a figures center intend called the Yahoo Computing Coop, which it says wishes read e suggest its new data center in Lockport, NY one of the most efficient on earth. The design features 120-foot by 60-foot metal prefabricated facilities with louvers on the side to support free cooling, and a peaked roof to manage the release of waste heat from the hot aisle. Chief Yahoo David Filo said the name was adopted (more…)

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  • Data Center Overload

    theodp writes “The maiden decree of evidence centers is: don’t talk hither details centers. To, the NY Times Munitions dump manages to feel its readers on a nice backstage tour of internet data centers, convincing Microsoft and others to let them sneak a peek inside some of the mega-centers that make up today’s cloud. And if it’s been a while since you software types stepped inside a real-life computing facility, there’s an accompanying data-center-porn (more…)

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