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The end of privacy [Science]

The end of privacy [Science] | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data | Scoop.it

At birth, your data trail began. You were given a name, your height and weight were recorded, and probably a few pictures were taken. A few years later, you were enrolled in day care, you received your first birthday party invitation, and you were recorded in a census. Today, you have a Social Security or national ID number, bank accounts and credit cards, and a smart phone that always knows where you are. Perhaps you post family pictures on Facebook; tweet about politics; and reveal your changing interests, worries, and desires in thousands of Google searches. Sometimes you share data intentionally, with friends, strangers, companies, and governments. But vast amounts of information about you are collected with only perfunctory consent—or none at all. Soon, your entire genome may be sequenced and shared by researchers around the world along with your medical records, flying cameras may hover over your neighborhood, and sophisticated software may recognize your face as you enter a store or an airport.

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The Parable of Google Flu: Traps in Big Data Analysis

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The paper in PDF is at http://gking.harvard.edu/files/gking/files/0314policyforumff.pdf.

 

 

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The Big Data Brain Drain: Why Science is in Trouble

The Big Data Brain Drain: Why Science is in Trouble | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data | Scoop.it

Regardless of what you might think of the ubiquity of the "Big Data" meme, it's clear that the growing size of datasets is changing the way we approach the world around us. This is true in fields from industry to government to media to academia and virtually everywhere in between. Our increasing abilities to gather, process, visualize, and learn from large datasets is helping to push the boundaries of our knowledge.

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