“There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. ... It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time.” — George Orwell, 1984
Binghamton University • BINGHAMTON RESEARCH • Winter 2014
The government is watching you. So, too, are Google, Amazon and your cell phone company. Supermarkets record your every purchase. Some department stores even track you while you shop. The information joins the global bank of digital information commonly called Big Data, which also includes details about phenomena ranging from rainfall to rush hour.
In this issue of Binghamton Research, you’ll see how Binghamton University faculty members are capitalizing on Big Data’s potential to impro...