This surely is no surprise to most people. Right?
Data mining has been a way of life, for a long time.
Data mining, Big Data, Big Business.
by Wolf Richter
Friday, March 22, 2013 at
Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, et al. get to know practically everything about us over time. But unlike humans, their servers never forget, and data mining tools only get better. Advertisers, ID thieves, insurance companies, employers, whoever, and of course law enforcement are trying to get their hands on this data. Each in its own way. But law enforcement—we use the term loosely because we’re talking about countries around the world—can simply bully its way to the data.
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