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This App Identifies Your Most Toxic Friends

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.29.2015 | Technology

There are apps to track your sleep, your steps, and your pets -- but this may be the first that tells you which of your friends to cut loose.

The Quantified Self: How Data-Obsessed Trackers Push Toward Healthier Lives

Posted 04.25.2014 | Healthy Living

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 04/08/2014 11:40 AM EDT on LiveScience Like many of us, David Jay sets goals for himself every New ...

112-Year-Old Nordstrom Back in the Mining Business?

Reid Wegley | Posted 12.23.2013 | Business
Reid Wegley

These are good times for Nordstrom. Its stock price is high, its investments in technology are industry leading and its customers are happy. Nordstrom listens to them, and analyzes their behavior behind the scenes with slick technology.

Threat to Online Privacy Starts With the Way the Internet Makes Money

Edward Wasserman | Posted 04.29.2012 | Technology
Edward Wasserman

Any reforms that halt the harvest of personal information that is most nettlesome on privacy grounds would be fundamentally incompatible with the Internet's essential business model.

One Small Step for Privacy...

Susan Landau | Posted 03.27.2012 | Technology
Susan Landau

If highly invasive data can be collected by third parties and then used, how easily can individuals function in the modern world?