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If You Think You're Anonymous Online, Think Again

If You Think You're Anonymous Online, Think Again | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
In Dragnet Nation, Julia Angwin describes an oppressive blanket of electronic data surveillance. "There's a price you pay for living in the modern world," she says. "You have to share your data."
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excerpt: " On why "free" Wi-Fi might not really be free I have a portable Wi-Fi device called a MiFi that I use in coffee shops and hotels and all the places that give you supposedly free Wi-Fi. The truth is, what we're learning in today's world is that nothing is free. If something is supposed to be free, then it really means they're taking your data. So what I've decided: I have to buy my way out of it. ... Privacy is becoming a luxury good."
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Big Data Could Create an Era of Big Discrimination

Big Data Could Create an Era of Big Discrimination | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Personal data harvested by marketers is growing so vast and far reaching that it is threatening to unleash a new wave of digital discrimination, one that ordinary people won't even be able to see happening, Microsoft principal researcher Kate Crawford...
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from the article: "A recent study at Cambridge University looking at almost 60,000 people’s Facebook “likes” was able to predict with high degrees of accuracy their gender, race, sexual orientation and even a tendency to drink excessively. The model could tell a gay man from a straight man correctly 88% of the time and predict race with 95% accuracy, for example. Government agencies, employers or landlords could easily obtain such data, Crawford warns."


and also, "Big data is not color blind, it's not gender blind and, in fact, marketers are using big data to have ever-more precise categories about you.”

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How a Computer Program Helped Reveal J. K. Rowling as Author of A Cuckoo’s Calling : Scientific American

How a Computer Program Helped Reveal J. K. Rowling as Author of A Cuckoo’s Calling : Scientific American | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Author of the Harry Potter books has a distinct linguistic signature
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Imagine the implications. I wonder if there is scholarly research into "stylometry".

from the article: "Fiction has recently become fact with the improving science of stylometry, the study of writing style."



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Lockdown Nation

Lockdown Nation | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
This is the way we live now.
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Anonymity, Privacy, and Security Online | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Anonymity, Privacy, and Security Online | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Anonymity, Privacy, and Security Online

 

“Our team's biggest surprise was discovering that many Internet users have tried to conceal their identity or their communications from others,” noted Sara Kiesler, an author of the report and the Hillman Professor of Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon. “It's not just a small coterie of hackers. Almost everyone has taken some action to avoid surveillance. And despite their knowing that anonymity is virtually impossible, most internet users think they should be able to avoid surveillance online—they think they should have a right to anonymity for certain things, like hiding posts from certain people or groups.”

 

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