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Dad gets OfficeMax mail addressed 'Daughter Killed in Car Crash'

Dad gets OfficeMax mail addressed 'Daughter Killed in Car Crash' | Filter Bubblicious | Scoop.it
An off-and-on customer of OfficeMax , Mike Seay has gotten the office supply company's junk mail for years. But the mail that the grieving Lindenhurst , Ill., father said he got from OfficeMax last week was different.
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New tool shows who's tracking you online - CNN.com Video

CNN's Samuel Burke breaks down a new feature of the Mozilla Firefox browser that shows who's watching you online.
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How To Opt Out of Receiving Facebook Ads Based on Your Real-Life Shopping Activity

How To Opt Out of Receiving Facebook Ads Based on Your Real-Life Shopping Activity | Filter Bubblicious | Scoop.it
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Scientists Identify Drugs' Side Effects by Analyzing Search Data Collected From Millions of Users

Scientists Identify Drugs' Side Effects by Analyzing Search Data Collected From Millions of Users | Filter Bubblicious | Scoop.it
A team of researchers has for the first time found a side effect of a common drug combination by looking at search queries.
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How Target Figured Out A Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did - Forbes

How Target Figured Out A Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did - Forbes | Filter Bubblicious | Scoop.it
Target has perfected the technique of analyzing consumers' shopping habits to figure out who's pregnant. How can they send customers congratulatory coupons without freaking them out?
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Google has customized results for Obama, but not Romney

Google has customized results for Obama, but not Romney | Filter Bubblicious | Scoop.it
Once Web users search for 'Obama,' they find modified results tailored to that search when they look up information about topics such as Iran or Medicare. Read this article by Don Reisinger on CNET News.
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Orbitz defends practice of showing Mac users pricier hotels

Orbitz defends practice of showing Mac users pricier hotels | Filter Bubblicious | Scoop.it
Mac users who search for hotels on the Orbitz online booking service are initially directed to more expensive hotels than PC users, Orbitz acknowledged last week.
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Google Chrome Brings The Magical Synchronous Web To Your Apple Screen

Google Chrome Brings The Magical Synchronous Web To Your Apple Screen | Filter Bubblicious | Scoop.it
Chrome is slick, relatively fast, and magically connected to your Google account, and it's available now on your iPhone or iPad. You should almost certainly try it, with a few caveats ... And those caveats are BIG ones!
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Online Merchants Wrestle With The 'Creepy' Factor In Web Personalization

Online Merchants Wrestle With The 'Creepy' Factor In Web Personalization | Filter Bubblicious | Scoop.it
Websites that morph - that is, literally change their look, feel and content to cater to an individual user’s preferences - can increase purchase intentions by as much as 21%, according to a study by John Hauser of the business school at MIT.
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What Facebook Knows - Technology Review

What Facebook Knows - Technology Review | Filter Bubblicious | Scoop.it
The company's social scientists are hunting for insights about human behavior. What they find could give Facebook new ways to cash in on our data—and remake our view of society.
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So Much for Sharing His ‘Like’

So Much for Sharing His ‘Like’ | Filter Bubblicious | Scoop.it
Many companies pay Facebook to generate ads when users click to “like” their brands or reference them in some other way.
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Algorithms: The Ever-Growing, All-Knowing Way Of The Future : NPR

Algorithms: The Ever-Growing, All-Knowing Way Of The Future : NPR | Filter Bubblicious | Scoop.it
Companies are using algorithms to guess your favorite film, track the development of the Occupy movement and predict insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan, among other things. But with great power also comes great responsibility.
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Is Google Drive worse for privacy than iCloud, Skydrive, and Dropbox?

Is Google Drive worse for privacy than iCloud, Skydrive, and Dropbox? | Filter Bubblicious | Scoop.it
The Google Drive cloud storage service launched yesterday to much fanfare, but as with any new Google product, there are important questions about how the company will actually use personal data...
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Online Targeting and Tracking Animation

Online Targeting and Tracking Animation | Filter Bubblicious | Scoop.it
Watch Common Sense Media's Online Targeting and Tracking Animation video to help you make informed decisions.
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Hot on Your Trail: Privacy, Your Data, and Who Has Access to It

It doesn't take a top-secret government spy agency armed with the latest surveillance gear to gather information about you. Every day, companies are gatherin...
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What Does the Consumer Data Industry Know About You?

What Does the Consumer Data Industry Know About You? | Filter Bubblicious | Scoop.it
Ever been bankrupt? Expecting a child? A whole lot of information about who you are -- and what kind of consumer you are -- is for sale.
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How Companies Learn Your Secrets

How Companies Learn Your Secrets | Filter Bubblicious | Scoop.it
Your shopping habits reveal even the most personal information — like when you’re going to have a baby.
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Short documentary: Why Privacy Matters

Short documentary: Why Privacy Matters | Filter Bubblicious | Scoop.it
Privacy International's 16-minute mini-documentary from DEFCON about privacy is a great, compact answer to the question, "Why does privacy matter?
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Behavioral Pricing: A consumer’s worst nightmare, a merchant’s dream

Behavioral Pricing: A consumer’s worst nightmare, a merchant’s dream | Filter Bubblicious | Scoop.it
What if when you bought a new Macbook, the price was higher because your tweets constantly referenced your love and devotion for Apple? What if Orbitz used the fact that your Facebook ...
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Berkeley Law's first Web Privacy Census is out and it's troubling

Berkeley Law's first Web Privacy Census is out and it's troubling | Filter Bubblicious | Scoop.it
That Web site you love? It's tracking you. So is the other one. In fact, so are all of the top 100 sites, according to new research. Read this blog post by Violet Blue on Security & Privacy.
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Your e-reader is following your every page turn

Your e-reader is following your every page turn | Filter Bubblicious | Scoop.it
While millions of readers happily plow through the latest novel on their favorite e-readers, few have any idea just how much data their devices are collecting about them. For the first time,...
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Data Mining CEO Says He Pays For Burgers With Cash To Avoid Junk Food Purchases Being Tracked - Forbes

Data Mining CEO Says He Pays For Burgers With Cash To Avoid Junk Food Purchases Being Tracked - Forbes | Filter Bubblicious | Scoop.it
A CEO who helps insurance companies analyze data to judge potential clients says he no longer uses his shopper loyalty card when buying junk food and pays for burgers in cash.
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Google search results are editorial, not (merely) mathematical

Google search results are editorial, not (merely) mathematical | Filter Bubblicious | Scoop.it
My latest Guardian column is "Google admits that Plato's cave doesn't exist," a discussion of how Google has changed the way it talks about its search-results, shifting from the stance that rankings are a form of pure math to the stance that...
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'The Information Diet': Should Americans Exercise More 'Conscious Consumption'? | PBS NewsHour | May 18, 2012

'The Information Diet': Should Americans Exercise More 'Conscious Consumption'? | PBS NewsHour | May 18, 2012 | Filter Bubblicious | Scoop.it
Clay Johnson, author of "The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption", discusses with Hari Sreenivasan how abundant technology affects our health -- producing pulsing side effects such as "email apnea" or "reality dysmorphia."...
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Five ways to depersonalize Google search results

Five ways to depersonalize Google search results | Filter Bubblicious | Scoop.it
You can prevent Google from customizing results based on your location, Web history, and other personal info one search at a time or universally, whether you're signed in or not. Read this blog post by Dennis O'Reilly on How To.
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