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Vincent Granville's Blog – December 2017 Archive (22)

The New Face of Credit Card Fraud

You would think that I am going to talk about new levels of sophistication achieved by cybercriminals. No, here I discuss a different trend: Outright credit card fraud committed by big  businesses, in this case Amazon. 

While this is about my experience, and involves more than $1,000 in fraudulent transactions over the course of two weeks, I have no reason to believe that I was specifically targeted. Maybe a million customers have faced the same issue. The fraud was reported to the…

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 1, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Free eBook: Applied Data Science (Columbia University)

Published in 2013, but still very interesting, and different from most data science books. Authors: Ian Langmore and Daniel Krasner.. This book focuses more on the statistics end of things, while also getting readers going on (basic) programming & command line skills. It doesn't, however, really go into much of the stuff you would expect to see from the machine learning end of things. …

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 1, 2017 at 10:32am — No Comments

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