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  •  Only BigData can police BigData (2+ / 0-)
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    bronte17, kamarvt

    A Facebook Data Scientist said they're doing "hypothesis-less experiments", they don't know what they're looking for but they know something valuable is in there. This means they also don't know what's necessary. And that means outlawing abusive BigData searches in the traditional ways will miss the mark and probably by a wide margin.

    What can be done is to outlaw erasing the audit trail of searches and give some independent party the power to datamine the datamining for abuse. When the next Dick Cheney wants to destroy his political enemies by data mining them, he will be deterred if he knows there's an audit trail he can't erase.

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