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FBI Plans Data Mining Project

Data Mining

Several years ago, the Department of Defense began developing a program called Total Information Awareness, a massive data mining project analyzing personal information on every citizen of the United States. After a series of blistering op-eds and strong negative public reaction, the Senate voted to stop all funding for the program. […]

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Soup for Me at $5 but No Soup for You (Or Maybe at $10)

Behavioral Targeting

There is still more interesting grist from the national telephone survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.  The report has an extensive discussion of price discrimination – offering different prices for the same product or service to different customers based on behavioral profiling. This practice is already happening.  Supermarket discount cards are an example […]

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