Data Mining

  • Facebook’s Creepy Data-Grabbing Ways Make It The Borg Of The Digital World

    Facebook’s Creepy Data-Grabbing Ways Make It The Borg Of The Digital World

    The latest Facebook data breach — which exposed personal contact information Facebook had harvested on 6M of its users — is a reminder that even if you’re not handing over all your contact data to Facebook, Facebook is obtaining that data anyway. And even if you’re not on Facebook yourself, your contact data likely is because it’s building a shadow profile of you… Read More

  • Google’s Mobile Future Is Now

    Google’s Mobile Future Is Now

    Google Now may be one of Google’s most underrated new products of 2012, but I think it will turn out to be Google’s killer mobile product in the long run. It’s the one tool that brings together virtually everything Google knows about you and where you are and then turns all of this information into a useful dashboard on your phone. No other Google product (with the… Read More

  • Diffbot Sees The Web Like People Do, Now Free For Developers

    Diffbot Sees The Web Like People Do, Now Free For Developers

    Diffbot is a geeky and incredibly interesting technology that uses bots, algorithms, computer vision and artificial intelligence to process the content on the Web the way a human being can. “The entire Internet can be broken down into 30 different page types” explains Co-founder Mike Tung, also known as “Diffbot Mike,” and “Diffbot can identify them all.”… Read More

  • EU Set to Investigate Google for Its Data Mining Operations

    In a few separate maneuvers, European officials are beginning to look at Google and its hoarding of personal data. The European Union’s beef with Google stems from the search giant’s policy of keeping personal data of its users for two years. The EU wants to know just why Google needs to keep data for such a long time. Me, too. Read More