Tag: Data mining

Facebook admits to harvesting millions of email contacts without users’ consent

In the latest privacy issue concerning Facebook, the social media giant admitted on Wed (Apr 17) that it "unintentionally uploaded" the email contacts of 1.5 million users that signed up since May 2016. A security researcher noticed how Facebook used to request the email password...

China high school plays big brother with surveillance bracelets on students behaviour and location in and outside school

A high school in Guangzhou, China has recently drawn attention and controversy by acquiring electronic bracelets for 3,500 students. The wearable technology is designed to track the students’ locations and behaviour in school and outside of it. Students are mandated to wear the devices...

Singapore-based Startup Sparkline Raring to Go!

By Elias Tan It’s common knowledge that when people live their lives on the internet, huge volumes of data is being produced. This data, which comes from online searches, purchases, social media and images, can be translated into useful insights for companies to grow their...