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the Data on Your Hard Disk Drive Totally Unrecoverable The Most Enjoyable Ways to Make the Data on Your Hard Disk Drive Totally Unrecoverable

A hard drive, that small constantly whirring box inside of your PC, knows a lot about you and your life: it can show how fun you spent your last vacation, your favorite video you’ve watched too many times to count (but still laugh and cry every damn time), and even that new recipe of finger-licking good pasta you’ve…

How to Collect Data For Your Infographic [Infographic] How to Collect Data For Your Infographic [Infographic]

Last week I shared an infographic about how to come up with ideas for your infographics (meta, right?). This week I’m sharing an infographic about the next step in the infographic creation process: how to collect data for your infographic.

How to Chart Survey Results How to Chart Survey Results

Say you’ve got some great survey results and now you’re ready to write a report, or a blog post, or a presentation. Including charts and graphs is a great way to visualize your data. But if you’re not experienced in data visualization, you might not know what type of chart or graph is best for your data.

Would You Travel Far For A Good Meal? Would You Travel Far For A Good Meal?

During the holidays, many people like to pause their regular lives and travel. Destinations with warm, sunny beaches or beautiful historic landmarks are popular draws for travellers—but what about a good meal?

How I Made a Mess of Cross-Domain Tracking How I Made a Mess of Cross-Domain Tracking

As I mentioned in a previous blog, we have turned on Google Analytics 'cross-domain tracking' across all Gawker sites and most of Kinja. However, the process took a lot longer than it should have, mostly due to my lack of understanding. I figured I'd share my poor choices with you in order to prevent you from…

A Beginners Data Security Guide Series Part 3 A Beginners Data Security Guide Series Part 3

If you have started with us on the first part, then you know we used a commonly used analogy that security geeks use called "the three states of data" and translated those definitions to a more commonly understood analogy that the rest of us have learned called "the three states of Matter". If you don't know what I'm…

Data Analysis 101 Data Analysis 101

Substitute the following to make an exploratory data analysis version:

BYOA BYOA

Bring your own application (BYOA) is a trend towards employee use of third-party applications and cloud services in the workplace. In other terms, as an employee, I can decide which tools I'm gonna work with to be more productive.

A Beginner's Data Security Guide Series Part 1 A Beginner's Data Security Guide Series Part 1

If you're like me, while reading one of the Lifehacker posts about securing your laptop hard drive and before you know it the “what about the WiFi, and What about my data on web apps” feeling hit you. The next thing you know, you have ten to twenty tabs open in your browser, with all very good information that you…

A Beginners Data  Security Guide Series Part 2 A Beginners Data Security Guide Series Part 2

So, if you have been reading our security series part 1, you should now have a list of various places that have your data and you're ready to go. The first part we will deal with is the places that fall under the category of Hard data. We are using this definition for the purpose of making it easy to determine what…

Will Apple Ever Stop Stalking Us? Will Apple Ever Stop Stalking Us?

Apple has confirmed that recordings of every question you ask Siri are kept by them at their giant data center in North Carolina for two years.

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