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Consumer Profiling

This Time Is Different: How Big Data Has Left the Middle Class Behind

Nathan Newman | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Nathan Newman

Big data technology means that corporations know so much about every person that during every hiring decision, every sale to a consumer, and every loan to a family, they can increasingly extract the maximum profit from each of those transactions. This big data dynamic seems like a key story in the current rise in economic inequality.

Could Eating a Twinkie While Watching TV Keep You From Qualifying for Life Insurance?

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rob Kall

With the costs for qualifying blood tests soaring past $100, life insurers are starting to look to consumer data to evaluate potential life insurance ...