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Privacy and Big Data: Webcast Now Available!

By Terence Craig

Mary and I had a great time – and a couple of good arguments during our webcast “Privacy and Big Data: Is there room for privacy in the age of big data?” last week. The kind folks at O’Reilly have just made a recording available in case you missed it. You can find it here.  O’Reilly is also offering 50% off of all its Ebooks (offer expires September 28) including ours so go grab it.  The discount code B2SDEAL.  We would love to hear your comments on the webcast and the book – either as comments on this post or hit us up on twitter @terencecraig, @mludloff or bigprivacy@patternbuilders.com.

September 19, 2011 at 11:34 am Leave a comment

Privacy and Big Data: Post-Book Thoughts, Mary’s POV

By Mary Ludloff

Well, our book is almost done—it’s now in production phase and Terence and I are finished with most of the heavy writing (unless our editor has some additional thoughts!). In terms of time, it really has not been that long since we signed on to do it—less than six months from initial concept to publication date.  In terms of thought and brain-power, well now, that’s a very different story!

It has been a long, arduous, sometimes acrimonious (in the nicest possible way, of course) journey. You know, working for a small, privately held company means that even in the best of times, you already have multiple jobs so when you add writing a book on top of those, you tend to get a little fractured. This means that your family and friends may get a wee bit irritated with you because you simply do not have time and even when you do, you are usually talking about some aspect of privacy. So, to all my friends and family (Terence can mea culpa in his own post) thank you for being so understanding and for reading and reviewing our chapters! (more…)

August 29, 2011 at 7:46 am 4 comments

Privacy and Big Data is almost here!

By Terence Craig


Our e-book is entering production next week which is the final step before publication. Mary and I are very happy with the result and hope you will be as well.

We will let you know when we have the official release date. But as a teaser, here  is the cover (which we love).  However, I will admit to being pretty distressed when I found out that because this was a security book we weren’t allowed to get one of the famous O’Reilly animal covers. But then again, since O’Reilly authors are never told why a particular animal is picked for a book by the talented Ms. Friedman and given that mysteries drive me nuts its probably just as well! 😉

August 19, 2011 at 3:23 pm 1 comment

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