Data Privacy and Security

Quotes of the week: Apple, Google & Linux

Simply put, a ‘Brexit’ has the potential to hinder the tech sector’s ability to grow, and with the sector being a key driver of growth post-recession, this could also have a negative impact on the UK economy as a whole.

- Ian Parslow, senior VP at MTI on why the UK shouldn’t leave the EU

“The United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers. We oppose this order, which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand.”

- Apple’s message to their customers after the FBI's court order to access the mobile phone of San Bernardino killer Syed Farook

 “Like Henry Ford said, if you ask people what they want, they'll ask for a faster horse. Data alone does not hold the answers. It's the insights that creative people derive from the data that holds the magic.”

- Garret Keogh, managing director and founder, Telegraph Hill on why data is critical for online TV of tomorrow

“Bho Amtharais gu Xhosa, toirt a-steach eadar-theangachadh ann an 13 cànanan ùra - a-nis còrr is 100 ann uile gu lèir!”

- Google announces new Translate languages (Translation of Google blog headline into Scots Gaelic using Google Translate)

 “The biggest problem is that scientists need to be convinced that they need better databases. This is part of what SciDB is about. The poster boy for the wrong way of doing things is the Hadron Collider.”

- Michael Stonebraker, database pioneer, on data science hurdles

 “One of the problems with a dystopian dialogue is that it degrades the idea that you can make progress and do things better.”

- Professor Brad Allenby on the dangers of dystopian dialogue

 “My sister had to brief me about who family members were. I was more interested in my Rubik's Cube than my younger brother.”

- Linux creator Linus Torvalds on what he was like as a child


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