That would be enough to make Kosinski interesting to the Russian cabinet. The opposite should be true for lesbians. If an algorithm was fed with sufficient data about Facebook Likes, Kosinski and his colleagues foundit could make more accurate personality-based predictions than assessments made by real-life friends. In the wake of the New Scientist story, Stillwell closed down the myPersonality project. Logo and all related marks and designs are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded.
Exploiting a loophole that allowed developers to harvest data belonging to the friends of Facebook app users without their knowledge or consentKogan was able to hoover up additional data on as many as 87 million people.
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I point out that he already left a fairly big clue on Facebook, where he posted an image of himself onboard a helicopter with the caption: Born in in Warsaw, Kosinski inherited his aptitude for coding from his parents, both of whom trained as software engineers. The first time I enter his office, I ask him about a painting beside his computer, depicting a protester armed with a Facebook logo in a holster instead of a gun. If an algorithm was fed with sufficient data about Facebook Likes, Kosinski and his colleagues foundit could make more accurate personality-based predictions than assessments made by real-life friends. Cambridge Analytica always denied using Facebook-based psychographic targeting during the Trump campaign, but the scandal over its data harvesting forced the company to close.
The last time I see Kosinski, we meet in London. Five years ago, while a graduate student at Cambridge University, he showed how even benign activity on Facebook could reveal personality traits — a discovery that was later exploited by the data-analytics firm that helped put Donald Trump in the White House. Commenting on this piece? That would be enough to make Kosinski interesting to the Russian cabinet. For four years, anyone — not just authorised researchers — could have accessed the data. Where Lombroso used calipers and craniographs, Kosinski has been using neural networks to find patterns in photos scraped from the internet.