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eBay is building a data-mining AI to learn what products to show you

The better eBay knows you, the better it can serve you.

On Jun 3, 2016

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Malware bundled into µTorrent could destroy your laptop

You should probably uninstall µTorrent.

On Mar 6, 2015 by Ramon Ramirez

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These companies are fighting for your right to privacy online

If data is the most-coveted resource of our time, we should harvest and mine it sustainably.

On Jun 9, 2014 by [email protected]

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A data miner’s guide to crafting the perfect tweet

No word yet on how to suck less at Snapchat.  

On May 29, 2014 by Kate Knibbs

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The Army is recruiting an undercover social media data-mining contractor

Army seeks contractor to search social media for “extremist influences.” 

On Feb 13, 2014 by Tim Sampson

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Inside the Web’s $156 billion invisible industry

No one really knows how the data miners are collecting the mass of information they have on consumers, how much they know, or who’s buying it.

On Dec 19, 2013 by [email protected]

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Old-fashioned police work—not PRISM—led to Al Qaeda arrest

Testimony in public records suggests the data mining operation wasn’t what stopped Najibullah Zazi.

On Jun 10, 2013 by Curt Hopkins

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You can buy this guy’s personal data for $2

To protest data mining, Federico Zannier has violated his own privacy and is offering the results on Kickstarter. 

On May 8, 2013 by Tim Sampson

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California wants you to see what data miners know about you

Say you got a letter from an advertiser, congratulating you on turning 30. It’s unnerving: You’ve never heard of the company. A proposed California law aims to change that.

On Apr 3, 2013 by Kevin Collier

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France may tax Google and Facebook for data collection

Google makes an estimated $2 billion in advertising in France. Now the French government is looking for a piece of that revenue. 

On Jan 21, 2013 by Kevin Collier

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9 data-mining companies testify about your info

Congress’s Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus instructed nine alleged “data broker” companies to reveal their practices.

On Nov 9, 2012 by Kevin Collier

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