[clug] Dangerous Dave's talk

Scott Ferguson scott.ferguson.clug at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 01:23:59 MDT 2015

On 10/03/15 14:15, Kim Holburn wrote:
> On 2015/Mar/10, at 10:20 AM, Michael Ellerman wrote:
>> On Fri, 2015-03-06 at 16:55 +1100, Scott Ferguson wrote:
>>> On 06/03/15 10:08, Bob Edwards wrote:
>>>> I sometimes wonder why the (disproportionate?) interest in online
>>>> banking vs. other online activities where rich metadata is being
>>>> freely given to foreign-controlled entities? Is guarding online
>>>> banking a privacy issue or a theft issue?
>>> Good point Bob.
>>> Both, theft and privacy. The latter (ID theft) can lead to financial losses.
>>> I 'suspect' it's simpler for (some?) people to access the potential loss
>>> when it's translated into money. I'd also note that some people might be
>>> shocked at how much personal data the banks have access to - and how
>>> widely it's distributed. e.g. Woolworth's data mining service station,
>>> credit card, and checkout data to determine an "untapped" market on
>>> Saturday mornings of fathers buying petrol, nappies and milk (actual
>>> case).
>> {{citation needed}}
> http://www.brw.com.au/p/tech-gadgets/coles_woolies_and_the_big_data_arms_4I2P2oieDKZGdev5aY778H
>> :)
>> cheers
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Thanks Kim.

I worked on the original data mining project that found the Saturday
Dad's buy beer, nappies, milk and petrol - I know it actually occurred
but obviously can't post specifics just to counter the normalization
desires of those that expect others to do their research for them.

There is some substance to those who wander the supermarket aisles
wondering if there's a plot that explains why the locations of their
favorite items keep changing (mathematically relocated to ensure you see
maximum temptation while searching for the essentials).

apropos (sort of) of which:-

1. the next time you're asked for your postcode at Woolworth's Hardware
(Masters) - try 9999 if you want to make it clear you don't wish to
donate data.

2. Axiom (part of Packer's Data Warehouse) collect *far* more data -
including that from companies that also provide "medical transcription"
services[*1]... (Packer also hired most of the staff from the aborted
National Identity Card project).

[*1] no doubt they assure you it's firewalled data.

Not sure how relevant any of this is specifically to Linux :(

Kind regards

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