metadata

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Mining Parler data

Just before the social network Parler went down, a researcher who goes by the Twitter username @donk_enby scraped 56.7 terabytes of data from the site via a less-than-secure API. Motherboard reports on what some researchers are doing with the data: One technologist took the scraped Parler data, took every file that had GPS coordinates included within it, formatted that information into JSON, and plotted those onto a map. The technologist...

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Metadata surveillance investigation

Metadata can tell you a lot, and most of us agree that it's not “just metadata” at this point. The Share Lab shows what one can find, just using everyday tools and relatively straightforward analysis. Although our investigation primarily discovered relations, patterns and anomalies of someone’s work life, it still gave us an insight into that person’s habits that border with private life. In the end, metadata scans someone’s behaviors...

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