May 21, 2013

The Scary Future of the Quantified Self

Michael Carney, Pando Daily

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Few if any consumers who fell behind on their credit card payments in the early 2000s thought that half a decade later employers would use their credit score to determine their job worthiness. Few avid social media users must have realized that insurance companies, the IRS, law enforcement, and credit agencies would soon use their their data to investigate fraud, determine creditworthiness, and monitor other potentially illegal activity. History suggests they should have.

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