ISIS and the U.S. Government Battle for the Hearts and Minds…Well, at Least the Hearts… of Potential ISIS Recruits

Clearly, ISIS members don’t think of themselves as the fanatical psychopaths that the rest of the world believes they are. Just the opposite. They believe they are the guiding lights of the world. They are convinced that they are doing god’s work, even if their god seems indistinguishable from Satan. I’m not sure what other … Continue reading ISIS and the U.S. Government Battle for the Hearts and Minds…Well, at Least the Hearts… of Potential ISIS Recruits

How Facebook is Used to Spear Your Employees: The Secret World of Data Mining

About six months ago, I met one of my former students. He told me how he was now working in data mining. I figured I knew what that entailed. The company he worked for probably analyzed customer data or gathered data from potential customers through information it acquired from the internet and, then, sold this … Continue reading How Facebook is Used to Spear Your Employees: The Secret World of Data Mining