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Calling Bullshit.
An (unironical and currently taught) course on calling bullshit in the age of Big Data.
“The aim of this course is to help students navigate the bullshit-rich modern environment by identifying bullshit, seeing through it, and combating it with effective analysis and argument.”

Syllabus, lecture videos and all…
domain:Social  domain:SelfManagement  topic:Data  topic:Rhetoric  topic:Trust  topic:Wording  form:Course 
june 2017 by novom
Mir geht’s heute 430 | Was 2017 bringt | Dezember 2016 | NZZ Folio
Wenn Krankenkassen ihre Prämien aufgrund von Fitnessdaten der Kund_innen festlegen. Ein Trend, der sich abzeichnet, der bereits im Gange ist.
domain:Social  topic:Privacy  topic:Data  topic:future  topic:Training  topic:Trends  form:Report 
december 2016 by novom
Weapons of Math Destruction: 9780241296813: Books
A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life — and threaten to rip apart our social fabric

“Tracing the arc of a person’s life, O’Neil exposes the black box models that shape our future, both as individuals and as a society. These “weapons of math destruction” score teachers and students, sort résumés, grant (or deny) loans, evaluate workers, target voters, set parole, and monitor our health.”
domain:Social  topic:Data  topic:Privacy  form:Book 
december 2016 by novom
They Have, Right Now, Another You | by Sue Halpern | The New York Review of Books
The massive amount of data we leave behind is collected, combined, sold, analysed and personalised. The results might not always be correct but what does it matter when we become targets. “It would be naive to think that there is a firewall between commercial surveillance and government surveillance. There is not.”
domain:Social  topic:Data  topic:Politics  topic:Privacy  form:Report 
december 2016 by novom
Ich habe nur gezeigt, dass es die Bombe gibt - Das Magazin - Das Magazin
Wie Psychometrik, angewendet auf Big Data Wahlkämpfe beeinflusst haben, u.a. auch Brexit und Trumps Wahl in den USA. Durch Auswertung digitaler Spuren werden Psychogramme von von der Bevölkerung erstellt, welche Micro-Targeting von nie da gewesener Präzision erlauben.
domain:Social  topic:Data  topic:Privacy  topic:Politics  topic:Sociology  form:Report 
december 2016 by novom

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