Check it out:

“The anonymity of the Netflix Prize dataset has been broken by a pair of computer scientists from the University of Texas[…]. It turns out that […] it’s straightforward to find a match by comparing the anonymized data against publicly available ratings on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb)[…] in the process possibly working out their political affiliation, sexual preferences and a number of other personal details”

Oh no! Someone’s going to figure out I’m a bleeding heart bisexual liberal/progressive.

I suppose I should consider this a privacy violation of some sort, since I’m almost certainly represented in the data set, but whatever.

For that matter, my ratings data may very well have been one very useful data set in helping the computer scientists crack the anonymizing code.

Whoops. Sorry I’m such a movie geek.

In honor of my likely indirect contribution to this situation, I offer my first-ever LOLcat.

sorry i watches so many movies
Sorry about all the movie-watching

2 thoughts on “Sorry about all the movie-watching

  • December 1, 2007 at 1:00 pm

    Best lolcatz I’ve seen in a good long while – and wholly apt.

    *squidges you from away*

  • December 3, 2007 at 10:00 am

    Hmmm, perhaps I need to go in and favorably review a bunch of Bruckheimer and Disney films just to throw ’em off the trail.


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