MIT Project "Gaydar" Shakes Privacy Assumptions

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by lotuseclat79, Sep 21, 2009.

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

    MIT Project "Gaydar" Shakes Privacy Assumptions.

    This is another instance of the assumption that information about us is protected from correlation probing of unprotected social networking information about our friends which has no bearing on us - except when it does!

    -- Tom
  2. snowdrift

    snowdrift Registered Member

    I saw this this AM and chuckled.

    As a gay man without a Facebook/MySpace or any other online "page," I can tell you this news should hardly shock anyone. These web-nets are correlated all the time to build a profile of us online, gay, straight, or in-between.
  3. microbial

    microbial Registered Member

    ‘Oh my God - you can actually put some computation behind that' said Hal Abelson, a computer science professor at MIT.'

    Talk about the bleeding obvious! I can't see any of this 'research' being published in a reputable journal any time soon. :rolleyes:
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