Photo Gallery: Taming the Avalanche of Data
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Photo Gallery: Taming the Avalanche of Data

Living by the Numbers Big Data Knows What Your Future Holds

Forget Big Brother. Companies and countries are discovering that algorithms programmed to scour vast quantities of data can be much more powerful. They can predict your next purchase, forecast car thefts and maybe even help cure cancer. But there is a down side.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan
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