They Know, Whether You Tell Them or Not

J0442485 Bear with me this week, folks.  My home network is completely down and it looks like it won't be up again until next Tuesday.  In the meantime, I'm a nomad in search of wireless networks…

If you want to take a look into the way information – and evidence – will be compiled in the future, this New York Times article spells it out in chilling detail.  Using a combination of data mining and modeling, individuals – who are a lot smarter than I am, by the way – have proven their ability to profile us by accumulating information from several sources.

I'd read about the Netflix issue before and considered posting about it, but the one that really scares me is the report from two Carnegie Mellon researchers who claimed they "could accurately predict the full, nine-digit Social Security numbers
for 8.5 percent of the people born in the United States between 1989 and
2003 — nearly five million individuals."

Keep this in mind as you reveal more and more about yourselves online…