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Cambridge Analytica to File for Bankruptcy After Misuse of Facebook Data

Cambridge Analytica to File for Bankruptcy After Misuse of Facebook Data Image Cambridge Analytica’s offices in London in March. The firm became embroiled in a data harvesting scandal on Facebook that compromised the personal information of up to 87 million people.CreditAndy Rain/EPA, via Shutterstock The embattled political consulting firm Cambridge ...

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The Tricky Ethics of the NFL Sharing Troves of Player Data

Since 2015, every player in the National Football League has been part cyborg. Well, kind of: Embedded in their shoulder pads is an RFID chip that can measure speed, distance traveled, acceleration, and deceleration. Those chips broadcast movement information, accurate to within six inches, to electronic receivers in every stadium. ...

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The Cambridge Analytica Data Apocalypse Was Predicted in 2007

In the early 2000s, Alex Pentland was running the wearable computing group at the MIT Media Lab—the place where the ideas behind augmented reality and Fitbit-style fitness trackers got their start. Back then, it was still mostly folks wearing computers in satchels and cameras on their heads. “They were basically ...

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Health Care Is Hemorrhaging Data. AI Is Here to Help

Artificial intelligence used to mean something. Now, everything has AI. That app that delivers you late-night egg rolls? AI. The chatbot that pops up when you’re buying new kicks? AI. Tweets, stories, posts in your feed, the search results you return, even the people you swipe right or left; artificial ...

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