Studying Human Complexity Through Harvested Smartphone Data

Studying Human Complexity Through Harvested Smartphone Data
technology

The Wall Street Journal reports that numerous researchers are using information gathered from phones to decipher otherwise hidden social patterns, relationships, spending habits, and even political views of their respective owners.

Don Michael Acelar De Leon
  • 27 april 2011

The Wall Street Journal has recently reported that numerous researchers across a variety of platforms are using as much data as they can “harvest” from smartphones to decipher and plot down otherwise hidden social patterns, relationships, spending habits, and even political views of their respective owners. Such data is reportedly captured by calls, motion sensors, proximity sensors, ambient light sensors, cameras, compasses, gyroscopes, and accelerometers.

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