#GoogleGestapo: ‘There’s no place to hide’: Shocking study reveals how Twitter and Facebook learn private information about you – even if you DON’T have an account

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‘There’s no place to hide’: Shocking study reveals how Twitter and Facebook learn private information about you – even if you DON’T have an account

  • Researchers looked at publicly available Twitter posts from almost 14,000 users
  • Algorithms accurately predicted 64% of the time what they were going to say
  • If the user didn’t have an account, that percentage dropped to 61% accuracy
  • Showed that sites can infer data about users by looking at their friends’ posts

ROBERT STEELE: Kaliya “Identity Woman” Young is one of my heroes. She has spent decades focusing on individual sovereignty and the absolute rights of anonymity, identity, privacy, and security. She is one of the handful of people who will be creating the alternative to #GoogleGestapo (a term she does not like, but I think it fits).  With her, Bill Binney, Stephen E. Arnold and so many others, I now have  the network necessary to create the alternative.

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