Data Integration – Mashup Service {1}

by Andrew M
The article I read was entitled “Service-Oriented Architecture for High-Dimensional Private Data Mashup” by B. Fung, T. Trojer, P. Hung, L. Xiong, K. Al-Hussaeni and R. Dssouli. This article talks about the integration of data for a service known as Mashup. Mashup combines and integrates data from multiple sources and databases for web applications. The authors use the example of a social media website such as Facebook as an example. Facebook uses Mashup in the sense that it is collecting data from the user in the ways of status updates, Instagram photos, Spotify songs and check-in’s at locations. All of these are examples of data that is being sent in from multiple sources and be combined together. The authors talk through this article about the multiple issues that are faced in protecting user’s data in this type of service. While users usually never give out phone numbers, addresses or Social Security Numbers, much important information is still given out. For example, when a person checks-in at a location, they are broadcasting to everyone that they are at a certain location. This allows potentially unwanted people to have a reference as to where this user is from. read more...

Mashups – Music To Everyone’s Ears {2}

by Omar N.

What is a Mashup? To those who are savvy to the music industry, a mashup typically refers to the joining of two or more popular vocal or instrumental tracks to create a unique song. For an application developer, however, it’s a bunch of applications that get remixed, rather than Michael Jackson and Britney Spears songs. read more...