We are the Data Mining Detectives (DMD), fighting for your privacy
You may want to know why this blog is becoming popular quickly. The number of page views we have received thus far is amazing and it is growing almost exponentially.
Here is your answer: we are a loosely related group of computer scientists, mathematicians, researchers, economists, attorneys, and other numerati (basically my nerd friends) who believe that our privacy, like yours, is important. We have attended schools like Harvard University, Morehouse College, MIT, and other great schools. We represent some of the best analytical minds out there. Some have recently worked for the same companies we challenge. However, we don’t work for the companies that cross the line of law. We work for you. We are the Data Mining Detectives (DMD).
In a more serious tone that doesn’t sound like a comic book, it is my ultimate goal (with the help of my friends from time to time) to educate the consumer, especially when it comes to credit. No one should have to go through what many of us are going through. While a lot of what I do is marketing –and that is certainly helpful in the cause-- my heart is in technology. I studied computer science in college while on a NASA scholarship. Anyway, in the last two months, I have realized that my talents and connections can really help people, so here I am; here we are.
Over the past few days, I have received tons of stories and data from which the DMD hope to provide theories for your review. Some of the data we have point to clear, adverse consequences for the consumer; other data are more abstract or fragmented and will take more time to crack. One exciting project we are working on includes reverse engineering some of the new data mining algorithms that we feel are unlawful and at the least, treacherous.
Finally, know that what we are doing is not totally speculative and that we are looking at this empirically; there is a process in place now and your consistent help is needed to fight the bad guys.