Nicholas Felton, an information designer who used to work at Facebook, has tracked almost every aspect of his life, from the miles he’s walked to the average length of his personal conversations.
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Banks need data to make lending decisions. The most important question in banking is, “How do I know who will pay me back?” At first, all lending was “character loans”—the lending officer had to make a judgment about how creditworthy a borrower was by judging his firm handshake and eye contact. Then, as financial brokers […]
Internet privacy is a top concern for many, especially in the aftermath of the recent controversy surrounding NSA surveillance and the revelations of whistleblower Edward Snowden. This new infographic from Who is Hosting This? offers tips and alternative sites for keeping your browsing and important information private, from search engines to social media to online […]
Lately I’ve been getting increasingly paranoid about what I share online for a number of reasons. Certainly the NSA spying scandal plays a part, but the most compelling reason for me is that I don’t like private companies having a full dossier on my life to use against me in a sales pitch. So I […]
Today, it seems like eyes are everywhere. The government is monitoring your email inbox (and pretty much everywhere else on the internet, too). Private companies are tracking your vehicle’s location and selling the information to the highest bidders. And, of course, law enforcement now has the legal right to track your physical location via your cell phone without any […]
Does privacy exist on the Internet? No, no–I’m not talking about the recent NSA surveillance scandal. I’m talking about the fact that despite what you might like to believe, nothing you say online is private. The Internet is changing the way we think about privacy. That one mean thing that you said on Twitter […]
How the loss of all privacy may not be a bad thing… Thanks to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, we now know that the National Security Agency is listening in on our phone calls, reading our emails, tracking us on social media – and has been doing so for quite some time. Troubling, yes, but […]