Database and Administration
Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Reveals About Who We Really Are
Paperback ISBN: 0062390864
Foreword by Steven Pinker Blending the informed analysis of The Signal and the Noise with the instructive iconoclasm of Think Like a Freak, a fascinating, illuminating, and witty look at what the vast amounts of information now instantly available to us reveals about ourselves and our world—provided we ask the right questions. By the end of an average day in the early twenty-first century, human beings searching the internet will amass eight trillion gigabytes of data. This staggering amount of information—unprecedented in history—can tell us a great deal about who we are—the fears, desires, and behaviors that drive us, and the conscious and unconscious decisions we make. From the profound to the mundane, we can gain astonishing knowledge about the human psyche that less than twenty years ago, seemed unfathomable. Everybody Lies offers fascinating, surprising, and sometimes laugh-out-loud insights into everything from economics to ethics to sports to race to sex, gender and more, all drawn from the world of big data. What percentage of white voters didn’t vote for Barack Obama because he’s black? Does where you go to school effect how successful you are in life? Do parents secretly favor boy children over girls? Do violent films affect the crime rate? Can you beat the stock market? How regularly do we lie about our sex lives and who’s more self-conscious about sex, men or women? Investigating these questions and a host of others, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz offers revelations that can help us understand ourselves and our lives better. Drawing on studies and experiments on how we really live and think, he demonstrates in fascinating and often funny ways the extent to which all the world is indeed a lab. With conclusions ranging from strange-but-true to thought-provoking to disturbing, he explores the power of this digital truth serum and its deeper potential—revealing biases deeply embedded within us, information we can use to change our culture, and the questions we’re afraid to ask that might be essential to our health—both emotional and physical. All of us are touched by big data everyday, and its influence is multiplying. Everybody Lies challenges us to think differently about how we see it and the world.
Blockchain for Dummies
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1119555019
Unravel the mysteries of blockchains Blockchain technologies are disrupting some of the world’s biggest industries. Blockchain For Dummies provides a fast way to catch up with the essentials of this quickly evolving tech. Written by an author involved in founding and analyzing blockchain solutions, this book serves to help those who need to understand what a blockchain can do (and can't do). This revised edition walks you through how a blockchainsecurely records data across independent networks. It offers a tour of some of the world’s best-known blockchains, including those that power Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It also provides a glance at how blockchain solutions are affecting the worlds of finance, supply chain management, insurance, and governments. - Get a clear picture of what a blockchain can do - Learn how blockchains rule cryptocurrency and smart contracts - Discover current blockchains and how each of them work - Test blockchain apps Blockchain has become the critical buzzword in the world of financial technology and transaction security — and now you can make sense of it with the help of this essential guide.
The Cuckoo's Egg
Tracking A Spy Through The Maze Of Computer Espionage
Paperback ISBN: 1416507787
Updated with a new afterword, a true-life account of computer espionage tells of a year-long single-handed hunt for a computer thief known as "Hunter," a hacker who stole sensitive security and military information from American computer files to sell to Soviet intelligence agents. Reissue. 20,000 first printing.
Oracle CRM on Demand Deployment Guide
Paperback ISBN: 0071717633
Explains in detail how to successfully implement Oracle CRM on Demand, providing best practices for real-world examples for designing, configuring, deploying and maintaining the software to meet an organization's sales, marketing, and service needs. Original.
SQL for Dummies
Paperback ISBN: 1119527074
Get ready to make SQL easy! Updated for the latest version of SQL, the new edition of this perennial bestseller shows programmers and web developers how to use SQL to build relational databases and get valuable information from them. Covering everything you need to know to make working with SQL easier than ever, topics include how to use SQL to structure a DBMS and implement a database design; secure a database; and retrieve information from a database; and much more. SQL is the international standard database language used to create, access, manipulate, maintain, and store information in relational database management systems (DBMS) such as Access, Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL. SQL adds powerful data manipulation and retrieval capabilities to conventional languages—and this book shows you how to harness the core element of relational databases with ease. - Server platform that gives you choices of development languages, data types, on-premises or cloud, and operating systems - Find great examples on the use of temporal data - Jump right in—without previous knowledge of database programming or SQL As database-driven websites continue to grow in popularity—and complexity—SQL For Dummies is the easy-to-understand, go-to resource you need to use it seamlessly.
This Machine Kills Secrets
Julian Assange, the Cypherpunks, and Their Fight to Empower Whistleblowers
Paperback ISBN: 0142180491
Who Are The Cypherpunks? This is the unauthorized telling of the revolutionary cryptography story behind the motion picture The Fifth Estate in theatres this October, and a penetrating look at the facts presented in We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, a documentary out now. WikiLeaks brought to light a new form of whistleblowing, using powerful cryptographic code to hide leakers’ identities while they spill the private data of government agencies and corporations. But that technology has been evolving for decades in the hands of hackers and radical activists, from the libertarian enclaves of Northern California to Berlin to the Balkans. And the secret-killing machine continues to evolve beyond WikiLeaks, as a movement of hacktivists aims to obliterate the world’s institutional secrecy. Forbes journalist Andy Greenberg has traced its shadowy history from the cryptography revolution of the 1970s to Wikileaks founding hacker Julian Assange, Anonymous, and beyond. This is the story of the code and the characters?idealists, anarchists, extremists?who are transforming the next generation’s notion of what activism can be. With unrivaled access to such major players as Julian Assange, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and WikiLeaks’ shadowy engineer known as the Architect, never before interviewed, Greenberg unveils the world of politically-motivated hackers?who they are and how they operate.
Liars and Outliers
Enabling the Trust That Society Needs to Thrive
Hardcover ISBN: 1118143302
A world-famous security expert explores the social side of security In this thought-provoking volume, the bestselling author of Secrets & Lies and Beyond Fear examines security's essential role in making society possible. Every society has a dishonest minority who breaks rules and doesn't follow group norms. They're not just the selfish; they include people with different morals. Security is how we protect ourselves from this dishonest minority within and what enables us to trust strangers at the local, national, and global scale. This engaging and highly readable book explains why security will always exist, and why we're all better off if it isn't perfect. It covers: - Our evolved security systems and their unique role in facilitating and stabilizing human society. - How our deliberately created security systems support modern, complex societies. - Where security is breaking down, as computer and communication systems replace existing social systems, and as technology gives that dishonest minority more power. - The value of the dishonest minority, and how it serves as a catalyst for social change. Bruce Schneier is a world-famous security technologist, regularly consulted by media, business, and governments. Like Schneier's other highly successful books, Liars and Outliers offers profound insights into the complex issue of security as well as a riveting reading experience.
Paperback ISBN: 0072262249
Explains how to use SQL (Structured Query Language) - the programming language for databases. Readers will learn to create database objects, add and retrieve data from a database, and modify existing data. This book also covers Data Query Language (DQL), Data Manipulation Language(DML), Data Control Language (DCL), and performance tuning.
Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are
Hardcover ISBN: 0062390856
The New York Times op-ed columnist and former Google data scientist presents an insider's look at what today's vast, instantly available amounts of information can reveal about our world. 200,000 first printing.