Liberty issues claim against British Intelligence Services over PRISM and Tempora privacy scandal
James Welch, Legal Director for Liberty, said: “Those demanding the Snoopers’ Charter seem to have been indulging in out-of-control snooping even without it – exploiting legal loopholes and help from Uncle Sam. “No-one suggests a completely unpoliced internet but those in power cannot swap targeted investigations for endless monitoring of the entire globe.”Go Liberty! Take note, ICCL, this is how a civil liberties group engages with internet issues.
(tags: prism nsa gchq surveillance liberty civil-liberties internet snooping)
A command-line utility in Ruby to perform (a) OLAP cubing and (b) histogramming, given whitespace-delimited line data
(tags: ruby olap number-crunching data histograms cli)
‘If I was your cloud provider, I’d never let you down’
This is the thing that’s put me off Joyent. They make claims like this one from October 2012:
We’ve given our other partners 99.9999% uptime.This despite a 10-day outage of their BingoDisk and Strongspace storage services in January 2008, 1734 days previously (http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/01/21/joyent-services-back-after-8-day-outage/). If you assume that is the only outage they’ve had since then, that works out as 99.4% uptime. Quite a few less nines…
Good UI for exploration of HyperLogLog set intersections and unions.
Sketch of the Day: K-Minimum Values
Another sketching algorithm — this one supports set union and intersection operations more easily than HyperLogLog when there are more than 2 sets
(tags: algorithms coding space-saving cardinality streams stream-processing estimation sets sketching)