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Surveillance in the Era of Big Data

(Review) Not too much to add to this post here (via Next New Deal)… using quite standard mathematical techniques and network analysis, the author is able to identify some very interesting characteristics of individuals from basic meta-data. This analysis is quite simple computationally today, and it is based on relatively unobtrusive monitoring of group membership. … Continue reading

Snowden Affair Reveals Dangers from Privatizing Government Services

(Analysis) Edward Snowden, an employee of Booz Allen Hamilton doing contract work for the US intelligence agency NSA, recently fled to Hong Kong with sensitive and classified data. He is reported to be destined for Ecuador, where he will presumably receive political asylum. Snowden has revealed information to the media – and potentially to foreign … Continue reading

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