Big Data And AI: 30 Amazing (And Free) Public Data Sources For 2018

Would like to share Bernard Marr’s article, written for Forbes with the list of 30 amazing and free public data sources for 2018. Machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchains, predictive analytics – all amazing technologies which have promised to revolutionize business and society. They are useless, however, without data. Fortunately for businesses and organizations which don’t have…

The MVP is dead. Long live the RAT

Want to share Rik Higham’s article explaining why you should focus on Riskiest Assumption Tests and forget about MVPs. There is a flaw at the heart of the term Minimum Viable Product: it’s not a product. It’s a way of testing whether you’ve found a problem worth solving. A way to reduce risk and quickly test your biggest…

Facebook is pushing its data-tracking Onavo VPN within its main mobile app

Onavo Protect, the VPN client from the data-security app maker acquired by Facebook back in 2013, has now popped up in the Facebook iOS app itself, under the banner “Protect” in the navigation menu. Clicking through on “Protect” will redirect Facebook users to the “Onavo Protect – VPN Security” app’s listing on the App Store. It’s unclear…

Handling GDPR with Apache Kafka: How does a log forget?

If you follow the press around Apache Kafka you’ll probably know it’s pretty good at tracking and retaining messages, but sometimes removing messages is important too. GDPR is a good example of this as, amongst other things, it includes the right to be forgotten. This raises a very obvious question: how do you delete arbitrary data from Kafka?…

Effective July 2018, Google’s Chrome browser will mark non-HTTPS sites as ‘not secure’

After years of pushing for ‘secure by default’ web sites, Google will identify insecure sites in the Chrome browser beginning mid-Summer. July is shaping up to be a big month for Google. Earlier this month, the company announced its Speed Update set to roll out in July, and today announced it will then also mark all sites that have not migrated…

Using the Mixed Content audit tool in Lighthouse

When a secure (HTTPS) site requests an insecure (HTTP) resource, that is called a mixed content error. Some browsers block insecure resource requests by default. If your page depends on these insecure resources, then your page might not work properly when they get blocked. Figure 1. Google Chrome (version 66) blocking insecure content Also, browsers may warn…

A comprehensive guide to SSL certificates

Need to secure your site, but not sure where to start? Check out columnist Stephanie LeVonne’s helpful guide to SSL certificates and get informed. A full range of SSL products are available on the market today that cater to various domain and security needs. Though many webmasters are exploring the possibilities, hoping a move to SSL…

HTTP to HTTPS: An SEO’s guide to securing a website

Despite the numerous benefits of switching to HTTPS, many SEOs and website owners have not done so. For those feeling intimidated by the prospect of switching to HTTPS, columnist Patrick Stox breaks down the process. Patrick Stox has realized that there is still one big hurdle for both business owners and SEOs: HTTPS. The gotcha…