Bowdoin: Data Driven Socities 2014 - The Search Engine & the Search for Privacy 2/12/14
Data Driven Societies:
The Search Engine &
the Search for Privacy
Professors Gaze & Gieseking
Big Data & Privacy (recap)
Data sample and data
Deﬁning big data,
Searching the Engine / for
Filter bubble, machine learning, privacy
Team exercise on blog posts
Algorithms: the good, the bad,
& the (supposedly) ugly
On being captain of your own
Filter bubble - predictive engines that use machine
learning to constantly create and reﬁne an idea of who
you are, what you do, and what you will do next
Machine learning training a computer to
Girl-in-the-bubble photo by Mike Renlund used under a Creative Commons license.
Testing the Filter Bubble
Go to amazon.com & login (if you have one).
Under Your Account, choose Recommendations for You.
Does what you see represent *you*?
In US Constitutional Law, the right of people to make
personal decisions regarding intimate matters.
Under the Common Law (from courts/legal decisions),
the right of people to lead their lives in a manner that is
reasonably secluded from public scrutiny.
In statutory law (from regulations/laws), the right of
people to be free from invasion of privacy such as
unwarranted drug testing and Electronic Surveillance.
Next Class: Feb. 17
Today: ﬁlter bubble, machine learning, privacy
Blog comment: type up your notes from your presentation
of your peer’s post today as a comment (2-3 paragraphs)
Readings: Donovan, Odewahn, & Golbeck
lab & quiz follow-up