data mining


'Minecraft' Data Mining Reveals Players’ Darkest Secrets

A Minecraft fan is using data-mining techniques to retrieve players’ in-game journals and correspondence, some of which is inspiring, depressing, and absurd.


Facebook Has to Keep Apologizing for Its Business Model

Sorry. Sorry. I’m trying to remove it.


Macrophotography Creates Cybernetic Portraits of Silicon Chips

Transylvanian photographer Maximilian Tomozei examines how many silicon chips hold various aspects of human identity.


How to Make a Play About Technology as Human as Possible

'Darknet' opens this week at London's Southwark Playhouse. Playwright Rose Lewenstein and director Russell Bender discuss their creative process.


Your Boss May Be Able to Track If You're Trying to Get Pregnant

Large companies can now obtain employee health information from big data companies, including when and if they've stopped filling their birth control prescriptions.


Your Employer Can Now Track Your Birth Control Prescription

Privacy experts say this could be a bad thing, duh.


GCHQ's Spam Problem

Surveillance sweeps up spam emails too.


​How Uber Profits Even While Its Drivers Aren't Earning Money

Drivers say the data they generate for Uber—even when they don't have passengers—contain value that they're not being compensated for


Our Grins Have Grown Wider Over the Last Century, Machine-Vision Algorithms Show

In the past we said ‘prunes’ not ‘cheese’ when we smiled for the camera.


Bernie Sanders Is Very Worried About Your Data

But if Sanders is serious about curbing the power of Big Data, he might want to start with his own website.


Yes, Someone Could Be Watching Your Every Move Through Your MacBook's Camera Right Now

Not to freak you out or anything, but you should probably be more paranoid when you're online.