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Datamining

Don't Be Naked

Marty Kaplan | Posted 03.31.2012 | Media
Marty Kaplan

The breadth and depth of the information we're casually volunteering is fueling a burgeoning industry. But no one who's planning to make money off that data seems to be offering us equity in Big Brother, Inc. in exchange for X-raying our identities.

The Cost of Lost Privacy, Part 3: Google, the Subprime Meltdown and Antitrust Implications

Nathan Newman | Posted 09.14.2011 | Technology
Nathan Newman

Most people don't think of Google as a key player in the financial debacle that crashed the economy, but like almost every company making billions of dollars in the last decade, a chunk of Google's profits were coming straight from the subprime mortgage lenders.

The Cost of Lost Privacy, Part 2: "Pain Points," Discrimination and Advertiser Use of Google Data

Nathan Newman | Posted 09.12.2011 | Business
Nathan Newman

The Internet was supposed to let people escape easy racial discrimination, but behavioral tracking reverses everything.

The Cost Of Lost Privacy, Part 1: How Google and Data-Mining Drive Economic Inequality in Our Nation

Nathan Newman | Posted 09.10.2011 | Technology
Nathan Newman

Why has economic inequality increased so radically over the last generation? Because in an age of information what is unquestionably true is that control of that information is extremely unequal -- and that inequality drives broader economic inequality in our economy.

Do You "Like" Your Privacy Invaded?

Erik Rothenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erik Rothenberg

A networked economy within the context of capitalism has driven a scenario where our online lives are increasingly a commodity to be tracked and mined...