articles tagged: data mining
how would the nsa surf a tsunami of data?
# tech

how would the nsa surf a tsunami of data?

The NSA wants to scan the internet in real time and store whatever it can catch for later. But are they ready for the challenge that poses?

when computing gets a little too personal…
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when computing gets a little too personal…

DARPA wants a program that can monitor your actions and predict your every move. Is that even remotely plausible?

trying to predict the future, one stat at a time
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trying to predict the future, one stat at a time

Can we really crunch enough numbers to predict future trends, products, and people's behaviors?