Big data is now used everywhere. AT&T has a database of 312 terabytes, the NSA use 30 million gigabytes a day and Facebook user share 30 billion pieces of content daily. There is big money and big opportunity in big data.
Huge scale tools are being created all the time to benefit our existence and to make our lives easier. However these tools can sometimes be easier to cheat than other systems. For example, data monitoring tools such as Google rankings can be potentially manipulated through so called black hat SEO in the hope that it will help a site rank highly within Google searches.
Author: Josh Rose
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