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App users opening the gates to data mining: McAfee

As Privacy Awareness Week kicks off, new research shows that many Android users are giving apps access to their personal information – whether they know it or not.

By May 4, 2014


Data mining's adult challenges

The tools to analyze disparate data sets are getting better and cheaper. But the practice will increasingly bump against the boundaries of privacy comfort zones.

By February 22, 2012


Data mining for the masses: Google merges Trends, Insights

Merged product features new, easier-to-use interface that Google says will offer insights into what the world's searching for.

By September 27, 2012


Panel: Government data-mining programs lack oversight

Government information collection and sharing programs are too secretive, security and privacy experts tell the House Homeland Security Committee.

By December 3, 2008


Missile tracking cameras: The NBA's Moneyball data mine

Tiny little cameras, first used by the military, are following every move of every player on the court. But what if this principle were used in other professions too?

By June 21, 2012


Data-mine Elvis: Yahoo opens music interface

The Internet giant has opened a programming interface that lets other Web sites use the data stored within its Yahoo Music service.

By August 5, 2008


NSA shifts to e-mail, Web, data-mining dragnet

Recent reports say the National Security Agency is more focused on surveillance of e-mail, Web browsing, and search terms than ever before.

By March 11, 2008


Data-mining detects the disaffected

Air Force software monitors e-mail traffic to snare saboteurs.

By February 27, 2008


Report: DHS kills data-mining project

Agency reportedly scrapping one massive homegrown effort, but it appears to be considering a replacement. Apparently 11 more internal projects are also under way.

By September 6, 2007


Travel startup mines Facebook data for trip tips

Uptake taps into the world's largest social network to deliver you personalized travel advice.

By November 9, 2011