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Data Selfie – A browser extension analysing your Facebook consumption

Data Selfie is a browser extension that tracks you while you are on Facebook to show you your own data traces and reveal what machine learning algorithms could predict about your personality based on that data. The tool explores our … Continue reading

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How you can use Facebook to track your friends’ sleeping habits

“lastActiveTimes”: { “3443534”: 1456065265, “675631492”: 1456066386, “8657643”: 1456062331, “255277634”: 1456052450, “6423324”: 1456065173, “235323452”: 1456065096, “3265233223”: 1456066381, “2432885644”: 1456064016, “7464340313”: 1456062500 } In the HTML source code of Messenger.com you can find an object containing userids associated with timestamps of last … Continue reading

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What is the least common PIN number?

People are notoriously bad at generating random passwords. I hope this article will scare you into being a little more careful in how you select your next PIN number. Recommended read. PIN analysis →

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How Target Figured Out A Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did

Data mining at Target: Lots of people buy lotion, but one of Pole’s colleagues noticed that women on the baby registry were buying larger quantities of unscented lotion around the beginning of their second trimester. Another analyst noted that sometime … Continue reading

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