Data Mining

New Tech City

There's One Way to Actually Fight the Surveillance Machine

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Security technologist Bruce Schneier, author of “Data and Goliath,” says you should stop feeling guilty about skimming the Terms of Service. Get mad instead.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Parks & Recap: Super Rad Algorithm

Thursday, January 29, 2015

This week, Parks & Rec tackled the world of data mining in 2017. We talk about the satirical treatment of Gryzzl, an Amazon-Google-Facebook behemoth that's spying on Pawnee residents.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Data Mining and the End of Privacy as We Know It

Monday, September 22, 2014

How the Las Vegas casino Caesars Entertainment tracks the activities of gamblers—from what games they like to play to what foods eat for breakfast—to keep them coming back for more.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Knowing What Companies Know About You

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The data-brokering company Acxiom, which tracks the online behaviors of nearly 700 million people, has announced a new service that will reveal to people what the company knows about them. Financial Times reporter Emily Steel talks about online data tracking, and whether individuals have a right to know what data companies know about them.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

FTC to Investigate Data Brokers

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Federal Trade Commission is launching an investigation into how data companies track, sell and use information about consumers. Emily Steel, from the Financial Times, talks about the probe.

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Studio 360


Friday, October 29, 2004

A magazine called Look-Look publishes paintings, photos, poetry and prose by teenagers. The contributors are full of passion, and their work feels fresh, but the magazine is published by Look-Look, Inc., a company that gathers data about young people and sells it to corporations that market to youth. ...