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Analytics Dispatch 8/24/2020

Preventing a “Meow” attack

DEPEND ON IT
Now Live: Easy Python Library Updates With Python Edge
Python Edge gives analysts more time to update reports, try out new functionality, and test business-critical Notebooks, after a library update takes place. - Mode Blog

THAT’S A BIG JUMP
Here’s Why the Postal Service Wanted to Remove Hundreds of Mail-sorting Machines
In 2018 USPS decommissioned three percent of Delivery Bar Code Sorters. In 2019 it was five percent. This year it's 13 percent. - The Washington Post

CONSTANT VIGILANCE
Preventing SQL Injection Attacks in Postgres
Last month’s “Meow” attack wiped out thousands of unsecured databases. These hackers used SQL injection, a technique for gaining access to business data and personal information and changing or deleting database content. - Crunchy Data

DID YOU CATCH THAT?
Surfacing Visualization Mirages
When looking at a visualization, is what we see really what we get? This post analyzes the ways visualizations can mislead us and provides a testing strategy for identifying them. - Multiple Views: Visualization Research Explained

GO WIDE
Unpopular Opinion - Data Scientists Should Be More End-to-End
"While this is frowned upon (too generalist!), I've seen it lead to more context, faster iteration, greater innovation—more value, faster." - Eugene Yan

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