Phone data is being used to "score you"

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by hawki, Aug 1, 2020 at 2:57 PM.

  1. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

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    Data isn’t just being collected from your phone. It’s being used to score you.

    Operating in the shadows of the online marketplace, specialized tech companies you’ve likely never heard of are tapping vast troves of our personal data to generate secret "surveillance scores” — digital mug shots of millions of Americans — that supposedly predict our future behavior...People with low scores can suffer harsh consequences...

    Large employers use HireVue, a firm that generates an “employability" score about candidates by analyzing 'tens of thousands of factors,' including a person’s facial expressions and voice intonations. Other employers use Cornerstone’s score, which considers where a job prospect lives and which web browser they use to judge how successful they will be at a job...

    The result: automated decisions, based on each consumer’s unique score, that are, as a practical matter, irreversible..."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/07/31/data-isnt-just-being-collected-your-phone-its-being-used-score-you/?hpid=hp_save-opinions-float-right-4-0_opinion-card-b-right:homepage/story-ans
     
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