When in doubt, find a good book...

Curious what all the flap is about the NSA surveillance program? What is "data mining" and what exactly do they mean by "big data?"


Since the news media has no real interest in keeping us properly informed, a trip to the library or bookstore is in order. Here is one recent book about "big data" that will help you understand better what the controversy is all about and how the technology itself works.


Thanks to ZDnet for the review. I'd like to encourage others to give recommendations as well. Happy reading!