Data Mining

Minds aims to decentralize the social network

Decentralization is the buzzword du jour. Everything – from our currencies to our databases – are supposed to exist, immutably, in this strange new world. And Bill Ottman wants to add our

The problems with Facebook are inherent in its design, but that can change

Amber Case Contributor Share on Twitter Amber Case is the former CEO of Geoloqi, a past keynote speaker for SXSWi and at TED, and author of the O’Reilly book Calm Technology: Designing for Billions

How to save your privacy from the Internet’s clutches

Another week, another massive privacy scandal. When it’s not Facebook admitting it allowed data on as many as 87 million users to be sucked out by a developer on its platform who sold it to a poli

Fed up with Facebook, activists find new ways to defend their movements

Malkia Cyril Contributor Share on Twitter Malkia Cyril is founder and executive director of the Center for Media Justice (CMJ) and co-founder of the Media Action Grassroots Network. More posts by this

After selling his company to Facebook for $19 billion, Brian Acton joins #deleteFacebook

Brian Acton, the co-founder of messaging service WhatsApp (which Facebook bought in 2014 for $19 billion) is now joining the chorus of the #deletefacebook movement. It is time. #deletefacebook —

How Much Technology Is Too Much Technology?

There are many visions of what our hyper-connected future might look like. We're packaged countless variants on the shiny-techie-future vision theme every day as marketing departments lay it on thick

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 F

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 virtua

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

<a href="http://www.diffbot.com/">Diffbot</a> is a geeky and incredibly interesting technology that uses bots, algorithms, computer vision and artificial intelligence to process the content on the Web

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 polic