You may also be interested in ‘fertilizer’ or ‘last minute flights’

or ‘7 amazing ways to remove explosive residue’.

As I mentioned in my last post, the online-advertising businesses are spending as much time building models of us all as the NSA is spending building models of violent extremists, and have access to more data.

So how are they doing? If we looked at the ads being served to people like the Tsernaev brothers, would we find that these businesses have (unwittingly) built usable models of lone-wolf violent extremists — and so the pattern of ads served to such people is actually a signal of their potential for violence? There seems at least a decent chance that they have and maybe this should be followed up.

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