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iStock/Thinkstock Shining a Lightbeam on the Web

Have you ever wondered how many entities are tracking your Web browsing activity during a particular session? How you end up seeing ads related to stuff you were looking at three tabs back and 30 Web pages ago? The folks

This was a singles' bar ... Now it's all covered in flowers. | Image credit: iStock/Thinkstock Further Reading: Love in the Age of Information

Communication technology makes everything old new again. Sure, personal ads date from the mid-1800s and matchmakers have been working for centuries, but none of those folks had the crushing quantity of potential-mate data that we do – nor the increasingly

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I’m a generally optimistic kind of guy. I like to think about the future with that perspective. But I also believe that optimism can’t be blind — otherwise, you’re bound to run into trouble. With that in mind, it’s time

© Bryan Mullennix/Tetra Images/Corbis Camera One . . . Through One Million

The statistics are mind-boggling. On an average day, people upload 300 million photos to Facebook. Over the 48-hour period of December 31, 2012 and January 1, 2013, that number skyrocketed to 1.1 billion pictures. Users add more than 100 hours

KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/GettyImages You Wouldn’t Hit a Guy with (Google) Glasses, Would You?

The future’s so bright, I gotta wear augmented reality glasses that pull data from the cloud and overlay it on top of the physical world around me. Sure, it’s not as catchy as a song by Timbuk3, but it’s accurate.

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