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A computer displays a day in the life of the common man in the early years of the 21st century seen through internet video data, using a basic chronological keyword research : ‘Moonset’, ‘Sunrise’, ‘Waking’, ‘Breakfast’…

As we record the littlest details of our lives on the Internet, it tends to become an incredible humankind testimony for the future and human Memory now depends on computer’s hard drives.

Why This Startup Wants Your Personal Data

Datacoup, one of the first companies to offer people money in exchange for their personal data, will pay up to $10 for access to your social network accounts, credit card transaction records, and other personal information, and will sell insights gleaned from that data to companies looking for information on consumer behavior.

Who Could Be Watching You Watching Your Figure? Your Boss

“People should be asking themselves what happens with this data, what type of inferences can be drawn from this data,” says Marc Goodman.

What You Look Like to a Social Network

This infographic presents the categories of information that social networks can make available to other applications. You authorize these applications by, say, logging in to a Web site with your Twitter account, or by playing Farmville on Facebook. The applications, in turn, often give data about your activities back to the social network. These exchanges of information take place through what’s known as an application programming interface, or an A.P.I..

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