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Data Mining


Amazon, Microsoft, and Palantir Among Tech Giants Making Huge Profits From Trump's "Incredibly Racist" Immigration Agenda

"The point is we can stop this right now. This is the moment where we can have some sort of intervention."

Jessica Corbett ·


In Bid for 'Dystopian' Surveillance Power, Facebook Asking Big Banks for Customer Data

"How much more of your personal existence are you willing to give up to continue to be a sieve of your data for a multi-billion dollar corporation?"

Jake Johnson ·


American Society Would Collapse If It Weren’t for These 8 Myths

These myths are accepted and basically never questioned.

Lee Camp ·


A Company Announces Its Intent to Create World’s Newest Privacy Nightmare

There would be no place where one could feel secure that someone was not monitoring and recording from the sky.

Jay Stanley ·


Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Ditches Facebook Over User-Data Profiteering

Facebook's "profits are all based on the user's info, but the users get none of the profits back," he says.

Andrea Germanos ·


Critics Scoff at Zuckerberg's Promise to Comply With New Privacy Rules 'In Spirit'

"This interview should make clear Facebook will only self-regulate to the extent that it doesn't threaten its data-hoarding business model."

Jake Johnson ·


As Facebook Scrutiny Grows, New Campaign Demands Tech Giants Pledge to Build 'Surveillance-Resistant Web'

"It's time that companies take steps to ensure that using their products doesn't mean that users have to sacrifice their rights."

Jake Johnson ·


As Feds Launch Probe, Users Discover 'Horrifying' Reach of Facebook's Data Mining

Facebook "had the phone number of my late grandmother who never had a Facebook account, or even an email address," one long-time user wrote after downloading an archive of her data from the platform.

Jake Johnson ·


Teacher Strikes Are About More Than Salaries. And They’re Not Over.

"For the first time in a generation, schools are being closed with a series of wildcat strikes. Because of course they are. Teaching has always been difficult, but years of funding cuts are making it impossible."

Mara Pellittieri ·


Cambridge Analytica as the Matrix: Information Dominance and the Next Level of Fake News

The sci-fi film appears to have inadvertently predicted the rise of the data mining firm

Juan Cole ·

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