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- Data Mining 101: Finding Subversives with Amazon Wishlists, demonstrates how your wishlists might be used by government agencies to profile you based on the books you read. By Tom Owad.
- Free, self-serve carpool or rideshare commuter matching service. Map-centric with user-friendly interface.
- Map and local based social community.
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Given the increasing popularity of mobile devices such as the iPhone and Android devices (both of which include full browsers), it should come as no surprise that developers have begun to leverage the various APIs out there to provide mobile mashups that can be implemented without targeting a specific platform or SDK.
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