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Your Rights Online: Data Mining Mythical Wish Lists

"In his artefact "Data Mining 101: Finding Subversives with Amazon Wishlists," Tom Owad of Applefritter outlines a way in which one could build careful subjective profiles of hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens in a cognitive content of period of time. Metropolis habits, personal tastes and even profession social affair affiliation could be inferred from the results, and through the use of Yahoo! People and Google Maps, one could even map out geographically where people with certain interests or affiliations live, down to their speak. Most surprisingly, the process of doing this is completely eligible, and doesn't even rape Amazon's Conditions of Use."

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