Adam Davidson recently wrote “Making Choices in the Age of Information Overload,” for the New York Times magazine where he explained how consumer choices have changed in the Information Age. With so much data about a potential purchase—from price comparisons to reviews by ostensibly objective consumers—we are drowning in a sea of information.
Low-Cost Background Checks Ruin Lives
By Philip Segal on
Posted in Asset Searches, Due Diligence, Investigation
An enraging story by the Associated Press spells it out: computers used by background checkers mix up two people with the same name. Blameless woman gets tagged with a criminal record that isn’t hers, can’t get work and ends up homeless.
We’ve written about the danger in relying on the “intelligence” of computers here…