articles tagged: data mining
world of weird things podcast: yes, your devices are spying on you, here’s why
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: yes, your devices are spying on you, here’s why

Your electronics are watching you. The good news is that it’s usually to fix bugs. The bad news is that the data they collect can be abused without some serious oversight.

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…
# tech

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
# science

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?