data mining

Big Facebook Is Watching You
Facebook wants to know what stopped you from posting that. Read more...
Michael Rigley created this beautiful animation, titled "Network," for his BFA design thesis project at the California College of Art. It's about personal data captured by cell phone providers and is quite relevant this week. Read more...
The Majority Report's Sam Seder weighs in on the mashup that Media Matters put together with one of Fox's biggest right-wing hacks, Sean Hannity and his flip flopping on NSA surveillance. Read more...
Michelle Malkin does her best to excuse the NSA spying on everyone during the Bush administration, but not so much now that there's a Democrat in the White House. Read more...
The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio and video chats, photographs, e-mails, documents, and connection logs. Read more...

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Democracy Now did a follow up this Friday on their previous segment I posted here -- James Bamford: NSA is Building the World's Largest Spy Center. This story of course is being ignored again by our corporate media and is terrifying quite frankly as to the amount of data they're collecting and the abuses and potential abuses that are inevitable when you allow anyone access to this much personal information about their fellow citizens. Read more...
Color me not shocked that our "mainstream" corporate media didn't touch this story this week, but Democracy Now did. I read James Bamford's article at Wired.com the other day and to call it deeply disturbing that this level of data mining and access to all of our personal information is going on with little or no scrutiny is an understatement, to put it mildly. Read more...