« on: Today at 03:42:41 pm »
So, a freind on FB wants to know why data mining is so bad, and is asking for documented instances where data mining has harmed an innocent person.
It's an interesting request -- on one hand, extrapolating that corporations and governments will exploit every piece of available information isn't that hard to do, but on the other hand, she's looking for evidence rather than hype, which should be encouraged.
I found one example of employers using FaceBook to make hiring decisions, but I know there's jucier stuff out there.
Anyone know of something juicy offhand?