Many consumers don’t realize this, but one of the most popular places for collecting and mining consumer data is at their grocery store. The KY Post recently featured a news story about how grocery store chain Kroger collects and analyses customer behavior through their Kroger Plus Cards. Bill Brown, a Kroger customer featured in the […]
Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett doesn’t like what some Twitter users are tweeting about him. In fact, the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office has sent a subpoena that threatens Twitter officials with arrest unless they identify two users that criticize Tom Corbett and his public corruption investigations. The subpoena demands that Twitter’s custodian of records release […]
The facial recognition site Face.com indexed 7 billion photos in the last year and has over 52 million faces identified with its photo tagging and photo search applications on Facebook. Face.com is expanding its reach to include the entire web by offering a developer option that lets users embed the facial recognition software on any […]
Here is some Google news that is sure to make the privacy advocates bolt their doors and lower their blinds. The top brass at Google is discussing the possible use of facial recognition technology. Google currently uses facial recognition tools on their Picasa picture sharing site. The tool allows users to name people in their […]
This short video from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada is one of the best, no-hype informational videos on social networks, privacy and personal information that I have seen. Watch the video and think about the many ways social network and social media sites can use, repackage and redistribute your personal information.