Thursday, July 4, 2013

ADVANTAGES DISADVANTAGES ESSAY: DATA MINING


Data mining is a powerful, and according to some, a wonderful new technology that enables corporate businesses to trawl through the enormous amounts of data they harvest off the internet to weed out what is essential to their particular business. From the business perspective, this sounds completely innocuous yet is this in fact the case? Do your research and find out; then write an essay discussing the pros and cons of this now well established practice the extent of which you were perhaps unaware of.
Reading material to annotate
1.       “Data Mining” by Doug Alexander http://www.laits.utexas.edu/~anorman/BUS.FOR/course.mat/Alex/
3.       “The Danger to Privacy isn’t Corporate Data Mining or Governmental – It’s Both Combined” http://falkvinge.net/2012/10/11/the-danger-isnt-corporate-data-mining-or-governmental-surveillance-its-both-combined/#
4.       “The Real Danger of Data Mining”  http://voices.yahoo.com/the-real-danger-data-mining-426467.html
Videos to watch and take notes on
1.       “What is Data Mining?” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcud5Pn9PdU
2.       “Data Mining” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPtvFO0dfAQ


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