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How the NSA Can Use Metadata to Predict Your Personality

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Recent research shows that the sort of metadata the NSA uses in its investigations is actually highly personal.

A group of researchers from the MIT Media Lab found that your metadata — including, but not limited to, the way in which you use your phone, how you make calls, to whom, for how long, etc. — can serve as an indicator of your personality.

How the NSA Can Use Metadata to Predict Your Personality – Defense One

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March 29, 2014 at 3:50 pm

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“Spin Ice” Promises Breakthrough in Magnetic Technology

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“Spin Ice” promises a breakthrough in magnetic technology affecting both mass storage and energy conservation, according to the online journal Nature Communication. Researchers at London Centre for Nanotechnology(LCN), working with teams of scientists from Oxford and Cambridge Universities, are delving into the field of low temperature physics. Their preliminary findings confirm a previously unknown reaffirmation of the Third Law of Thermodynamics and suggest possibilities for significant improvements for mass storage devices, among other applications.

Broken down into layman’s terms, this “new” technology may make it possible to “transmit” magnetic fields in much the same way that electricity is transmitted through ordinary copper wires. Meaningful applications of this new technology may make it possible to store much larger amounts of data on computer hard drives, as well as faster operating systems deriving from the direct application of magnetic energy to store and retrieve data.

“Spin Ice” Promises Breakthrough in Magnetic Technology

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March 13, 2014 at 1:42 am

▶ Meet Jack. Or, What The Government Could Do With That Location Data

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March 11, 2014 at 3:27 am

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