When Data Gets Creepy: The Secrets We Don’t Realize We’re Giving Away

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/dec/05/when-data-gets-creepy-secrets-were-giving-away

Information we have happily shared in public is increasingly being used in ways that make us queasy, because our intuitions about security and privacy have failed to keep up with technology. Nuggets of personal information that seem trivial, individually, can now be aggregated, indexed and processed. When this happens, simple pieces of computer code can produce insights and intrusions that creep us out, or even do us harm. But most of us haven’t noticed yet: for a lack of nerd skills, we are exposing ourselves.

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