data mining

Minecraft

'Minecraft' Data Mining Reveals Players’ Darkest Secrets

A Minecraft fan is using data-mining techniques to retrieve players’ in-game journals and correspondence, some of which is inspiring, depressing, and absurd.
Jason Johnson
2.9.18
Same as it ever was

Facebook Has to Keep Apologizing for Its Business Model

Sorry. Sorry. I’m trying to remove it.
Jordan Pearson
5.1.17
machines

How Flickr Tags Can Reveal Entire Acoustic Atlases of Cities

Meet Chatty Maps.
Michael Byrne
4.6.16
Power

GCHQ's Spam Problem

Surveillance sweeps up spam emails too.
Joseph Cox
2.3.16
Features

​How Uber Profits Even While Its Drivers Aren't Earning Money

Drivers say the data they generate for Uber—even when they don't have passengers—contain value that they're not being compensated for
Jay Cassano
2.2.16
Science

Our Grins Have Grown Wider Over the Last Century, Machine-Vision Algorithms Show

In the past we said ‘prunes’ not ‘cheese’ when we smiled for the camera.
Emiko Jozuka
11.25.15
News

The Infinite Loop Designed to Break the Data Mining Market

An endless loop of fake data.
Jordan Pearson
7.29.15
News

Canada's Privacy Commissioner Caught Google Targeting Ads It Shouldn't Have

Google was warned about targeting ads using sensitive information before.
Jordan Pearson
6.16.15
Art

​This Art Installation Uses Geological Data for Psychedelic Sound and Vision

Instead of data mining an online world, Sean Cotterill and Benjamin Freeth's data was collected from literal mines.
DJ Pangburn
11.28.14
Motherboard Blog

What Four Months of Cleared Internet Cache Looks Like As a Physical Object

Hacker-artist Evan Roth made four months of cleared internet cache into physical works of art. Watch him make one.
DJ Pangburn
12.4.13
Motherboard Blog

Nixon Had It Right: The Government Should Be Wiretapped

If constant surveillance is the new technological reality, then government officials should live it, too.
DJ Pangburn
11.7.13
Motherboard Blog

CISPA Is the Data Mining Bill That Just Won't Die

CISPA re-animators Senators Diane Feinstein and Saxby Chambliss want to give NSA more access to data.
DJ Pangburn
10.21.13