Things I read while I drank coffee this morning (2.7)

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  • To gauge the real-world e↵ectiveness of this approach, we recruited nearly 400 people to donate their web browsing histories, and we were able to correctly identify more than 70% of them.*

Bit.ly (and other shorteners) have a new target market that should try to appeal to. The rise of the “link cleaner”.

De-anonymizing Web Browsing fsData with Social Networks


For the most part, I pretty much quit using Facebook a few years ago pretty much for how shady they seem, but some of this I wasn’t aware of. Cursor tracking, shadow profiles for kids, keystroke logging? Geez.

What should you think about when using Facebook?


We are a few years off from autonomous services doing a lot of this (Uber, Lyft). This “middle time” should be interesting still using Humans as the work horses.

People are getting sick of working in the “sharing” economy


  • All the same, Sentient, which currently trades only its own money, is being closely watched by the finance and AI communities. The venture capital firm owned by Hong Kong’s richest man, Li Ka-shing, and India’s biggest conglomerate, Tata Group, are among backers who have given the company $143 million. (Beyond trading, Sentient’s AI system is being applied to a separate e-commerce product.)fs*

Silicon Valley Hedge Fund Takes On Wall Street With AI Traderfs

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