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[ NNSquad ] Facebook patents *inferring* the income of users. What could go wrong?

Facebook patents *inferring* the income of users. What could go wrong?

http://j.mp/Iy9eza  (Slashdot)

     Facebook explains, 'an assumption might be made about a user that
     reads CNN.com and nytimes.com every day that the user is in a higher
     income bracket than another user that only reads TMZ.com and
     PerezHilton.com on the theory that a user who reads newspapers might
     be assumed to make more money than a user who only reads celebrity
     gossip blogs.'

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The ways to get into trouble with this one are almost limitless.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
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