When Anonymous Isn’t Really Anonymous

The Brooks Review:

…if a website can narrow down where you likely live, or grew up, by only asking 25 questions about your word choices — then I think you have to seriously wonder how close someone can get to actually identifying you if they are given the “anonymized” data that Google holds on users.

I’ve always wondered what could be learned about people just by analyzing their music collections. I think you would be reasonably accurate in guessing their age, ethnicity, and their political views.

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