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NSA tracks 5 billion cellphone locations each and every day

NSA tracks 5 billion cellphone locations each and every day | prediction | Scoop.it
How many are for American phones? No one knows.
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Facial Recognition, Once a Battlefield Tool, Lands in San Diego

Facial Recognition, Once a Battlefield Tool, Lands in San Diego | prediction | Scoop.it
A little-known program could become the largest expansion of facial recognition technology by U.S. law enforcement.
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How cars will make better use of the data they collect every time you drive

How cars will make better use of the data they collect every time you drive | prediction | Scoop.it
Each new generation of cars comes with more sensors. Eventually those sensors will yield useful information for everything from preventative maintenance to how you tune your radio.
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Universal Law of Commuting Discovered in African, European and US Mobile Phone Data | MIT Technology Review

Universal Law of Commuting Discovered in African, European and US Mobile Phone Data | MIT Technology Review | prediction | Scoop.it
Commuters in Africa, Europe and the US all follow the same fundamental pattern of travel between work and home, confirming a theory first suggested 20 years ago.
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Big Data May Mimic, Replace Brain | EE Times

Big Data May Mimic, Replace Brain | EE Times | prediction | Scoop.it
A venture capitalist calls for advances that automate healthcare while a researcher shows ways of applying algorithms used by the neocortex.
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This script shows you how Facebook ranks all your friends

This script shows you how Facebook ranks all your friends | prediction | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered how Facebook ranks your friends for you? The company keeps a score for everyone you interact with on the social network.

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Data trackers monitor your life so they can nudge you - tech - 07 November 2013 - New Scientist

Data trackers monitor your life so they can nudge you - tech - 07 November 2013 - New Scientist | prediction | Scoop.it
Once you know everything about a person, you can influence their behaviour. A thousand students with tattletale phones are going to find out how easy that
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NSA infiltrates links to Yahoo, Google data centers worldwide, Snowden documents say

NSA infiltrates links to Yahoo, Google data centers worldwide, Snowden documents say | prediction | Scoop.it
Agency positioned itself to collect from among millions of accounts, many belonging to Americans.

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"For the MUSCULAR project, the GCHQ directs all intake into a “buffer” that can hold three to five days of traffic before recycling storage space. From the buffer, custom-built NSA tools unpack and decode the special data formats that the two companies use inside their clouds. Then the data are sent through a series of filters to “select” information the NSA wants and “defeat” what it does not."

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What your Facebook friends list reveals about your love life

What your Facebook friends list reveals about your love life | prediction | Scoop.it
Facebook can isolate your spouse or partner based on your network of friends.
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Colleges Are Using Big Data To Predict Which Students Will Do Well--Before They Accept Them

Colleges Are Using Big Data To Predict Which Students Will Do Well--Before They Accept Them | prediction | Scoop.it
Can predictive analytics determine which students succeed and which will fail? More universities are finding that the answer is yes.
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Choose Your Own Route on Finland's Algorithm-Driven Public Bus

Choose Your Own Route on Finland's Algorithm-Driven Public Bus | prediction | Scoop.it
In Finland, you can now summon buses, pay for rides, and choose your own stops with a single app.
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Behavioral Data Startup Combines Big Data with Credit 'Traffic School' - US Banker

Behavioral Data Startup Combines Big Data with Credit 'Traffic School' - US Banker | prediction | Scoop.it
Behavioral Data Startup Combines Big Data with Credit 'Traffic School' US Banker When a cop pulled over Zaydoon Munir, the soon-to-be entrepreneur experienced an "aha" moment: what if there was an option for individuals with subprime credit to...
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Is Your Coffee too Cheap? Using Brainwaves to Test Prices - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Is Your Coffee too Cheap? Using Brainwaves to Test Prices - SPIEGEL ONLINE | prediction | Scoop.it
A German scientist is developing a new way of testing prices by measuring brain waves. Some marketing critics are horrified by the idea of feel-good pricing, but others argue it could make products more successful.
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Everything Journalists Should Know About Scraping Data

Everything Journalists Should Know About Scraping Data | prediction | Scoop.it
All that manual web searching youre doing can be automated by a computer--without a line of code. Heres how automated scraping can help your reporting.
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Violence gone viral: new study plots how crime spreads like a disease

Violence gone viral: new study plots how crime spreads like a disease | prediction | Scoop.it
When gun violence makes the news, it's often described as an epidemic, implying that the violence is out of control on a massive scale, akin to a rampant disease. The term is used largely as a...

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Twitter Could Tell You Where Flu Is Ramping Up, Study Suggests

Twitter Could Tell You Where Flu Is Ramping Up, Study Suggests | prediction | Scoop.it
A social media tool known for being a platform for breaking news, selfie photos and over-sharing the minutiae of day-to-day life could also be an important public health tool, according to a new study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
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Young people aren't reliable predictors of tech trends. So where does that leave Snapchat?

Young people aren't reliable predictors of tech trends. So where does that leave Snapchat? | prediction | Scoop.it
We all tend to assume that young people are on the technological vanguard, knowing what "the next big thing" will be. But they are often wrong.
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Brain's decision making algorithms decoded

Brain's decision making algorithms decoded | prediction | Scoop.it
Scientists have decoded the human brain's decision making algorithms, deciphering precisely what happens in the organ when we make choices.
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Minority Report Is Here: Screens Scan Your Face, Target Ads

Minority Report Is Here: Screens Scan Your Face, Target Ads | prediction | Scoop.it
By now, we're all used to getting web ads with some degree of personalization - at a minimum, age and gender, and often much more. Now, a similar level of targeting may be coming to a store near you.
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Apple Says It Isn't Interested in Your Data: Here's What Apple Does and Doesn't Know About You

Apple Says It Isn't Interested in Your Data: Here's What Apple Does and Doesn't Know About You | prediction | Scoop.it
In its transparency report Apple claimed its business model doesn't rely on collecting personal data on its users. But that doesn't mean it doesn't do it—a lot.
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Using Chaos Theory to Predict and Prevent Catastrophic 'Dragon King' Events - Wired Science

Using Chaos Theory to Predict and Prevent Catastrophic 'Dragon King' Events - Wired Science | prediction | Scoop.it
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Baby's innate number sense predicts future math skill

Baby's innate number sense predicts future math skill | prediction | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that the strength of an infant's innate sense of numerical quantities can be predictive of that child's mathematical abilities three years later.
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Know Your Audience: New Software Will Help Small Arts Groups Track Customers

Know Your Audience: New Software Will Help Small Arts Groups Track Customers | prediction | Scoop.it
Fractured Atlas, a New York-based nonprofit group, Monday is set to launch new, free, software for arts organizations to sell tickets and create a unified database of their audience members and patrons.
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