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Is the U.S. Government protecting us from terrorists or profiling us?

 

NSA Whistleblower and crypto-mathematician, William Binney was recently interviewed by Russia Today. During this interview Binney revealed that the U.S. government records the emails of almost all U.S. citizens. Binney resigned from the NSA in 2001 claiming that he no longer desired to be associated with alleged violations of the U.S. constitution.

“Domestically, they’re pulling together all the data about virtually every U.S. citizen in the country and assembling that information, building communities that you have relationships with, and knowledge about you; what your activities are; what you’re doing. So the government is accumulating that kind of information about every […]

Privacy dangers lurk in ubiquitous data-gathering mobile apps

 

While looking through my iPhone apps this morning, I found it disturbing that I really do not know what data all these mobile apps on my phone are collecting. We should not have to browse to a mobile app site to read their privacy policies – only to find out that we have limited choices, if any at all (if we want to use their software), in restricting the personal data that they collect.
What is going on, according to experts, is that applications like Angry Birds and even more innocuous-seeming software, like that which turns your phone into a […]

Has the world run amok with data-mining?

Your data makes everyone money but you… Here’s how they do it…

Conway, Arkansas is home to one of the largest processors of consumer data that you have probably never heard of, where every millisecond counts. Acxiom Corporation’s network menu sports more than 23,000 computer servers that collect, collate and analyze consumer data daily.
“It peers deeper into American life than the F.B.I. or the I.R.S., or those prying digital eyes at Facebook and Google. If you are an American adult, the odds are that it knows things like your age, race, sex, weight, height, marital status, education level, politics, buying habits, household health worries, vacation dreams — […]

By |August 24th, 2012|data-mining|0 Comments