The system would help the agency track targets by funneling data from at least 17 sources.
Targeted advertising is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the role Facebook soon will be able to play in the lives of users, and maybe even nonusers.
On websites like Facebook, our selves are not more free; they are more owned. And they are owned because we are now made of data.
Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and documentary filmmaker Cullen Hoback (pictured) discuss the demise of privacy online, safe drinking water and other topics in this week's "Scheer Intelligence." Transcript added.
We offer nine tips to foil hackers, online trackers, data brokers and other menaces.
The site shows users how Facebook categorizes them. It doesn’t reveal the data it is buying about their offline lives.
"A candidate of Bush's stature -- an establishment favorite, the race's fundraising leader -- rarely bombs like this," writes The Washington Post.
Corporations are increasingly relying on algorithms to make business decisions, a practice that raises new legal questions.
Excessive reliance on data could influence even well-meaning politicians to lose sight of small-d democratic goals.