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Privacy Versus The 'Tyranny Of The Algorithm'
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Marilyn Cohodas
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
11/6/2014 | 10:43:21 AM
Re: Attack of the Killer Algorithms..
You have some interesting stuff on your blog,  @MedicalQuack. Thanks for sharing. I'm reposting the live link here for others who might want to check it out. 
MedicalQuack
MedicalQuack,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/6/2014 | 9:47:17 AM
Attack of the Killer Algorithms..
I started a series of blog poss called the Attack of the Killer algorithms with links and videos people smarter than me that helps the layman understand what is happening out there and then it grew to it'own page where I put most of the material together.  It gets quite  a few hits and from big companies.  One day even Acxiom even came out of the blue to address me on this topic.  MasterCard is another one who is selling data transactions to anyone who will buy just about.  I warned about that twice before they set up their big ecommerce center as they made big announcements about it.

Just go and search Killer Algorithms and find the page.


This is correct, it's all the algorithms and in fact is a big reason why the rate of inequality is growing at such a rapid pace as people are denied acess to something and much of it is flawed data.  I have had my own issues with flawed data with a couple aliases being added when people look me up and I have never used an alias.

I have a campaign I started to create a law to index and license data sellers, so we know who they are are news ones pop up right and left.  I just revised the campaign to a new page and there's links there too with a number of my numerous posts.  I used to be a developer and data base person so I know what's occurring here. 

It is the hardest thing for consumers to understand too as they can't see any of this as it runs on servers 24/7 and as you said, it's the algorithms.  I have been working on the campaig for about 3 years and write the FTC weekly along with a few members of Congress.  We license things that have much less risk exposure and we need the index so when the data is flawed, we know where to go to correct it when we are denied access and that's a problem, ask me. 

You can't find all of the repackagers and once it get data removed from one place it comes back up again and again.  Consumers need a look up list of all data sellers so at least we can have an idea of where to go to fix the errors otherwise we are stuck. 
Marilyn Cohodas
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
11/5/2014 | 4:23:36 PM
Frightening & depressing
It's one thing for our governnment to erode our civil liberties in the name of security. But the "tyranny of the algorithm' is even creepier. $ShadesofHal  #2001ASpaceOdyssey


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