Data Mining and our age - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 26.02.10 | 15:17 (IST)

    Folks, how do you think internet sites targets you with particular adds? Data Mining. Your MAC address and the IP address allow them to track what sites you visit, what stories you read and provide ads most likely to conform to those responses. Most of you have huge data footprints you don't even imagine. There are folks tracking what you buy, what food you eat, where you shop and how much you spend . . . and they are using the data for commercial purposes. Walk around London and you are constantly being recorded and there is software that can quickly search for your image and locate you. . . Ditto Dubai. Ever check out the tracking cookies on your computer? "Tracking Cookies"? Know who is doing port scans on your computer? Let me say hi to Noam Freedman at Akamai Technologies in Cambridge MA IP address 96.7.21.115, the folks at IP 68.142.122.70, Limelight Networks, Inc. in Tempe AZ, and Rackspace . com, Ltd. IP 67.192.232.82 Happy browsing!

    from the article: Haaretz probe: Dubai assassins' passport photos were doctored
    First published 07:51 26.02.10 | Last updated 23:43 26.02.10
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