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Big Data predicts outcomes and has great impacts on knowledge discovery and value creation. It can be used to fight against terrorism and enhance Homeland Security by providing accurate predictions and patterns of terrorist activities. This paper introduces some methods and technologies used in Homeland Security. They are: biometrics, radio frequency identification (RFID), data mining, cloud computing, and Big Data. Big Data applications in Homeland Security are presented. These applications include Big Data in general security and public safety, crime prediction and aviation security, disasters, and cybersecurity and cyber defense. Big Data challenges in security are also discussed.
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Contactless bank cards have been issued steadily to banking customers over the past four years and this trend has continued to grow rapidly more recently. We want to highlight a list of security issues as well as privacy threats to be concerned with when using such contactless bank cards. Further advances in smartphone technology applications can lead to new threats in relation to contactless bank cards. This study contributes to the literature as it highlights data protection issues in Ireland and also highlights the major push by authorities to adopt a cashless banking society which could potentially lead to further data protection problems in Ireland.
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