FInding the story in the data

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

Fabulous account of how, while all the tech press were busy writing comment pieces, one guy used the data to figure out where all the Apple device IDs that Antisec claimed to have stolen from the FBI actually came from:

I’d heard about the alleged FBI/Apple UDID leak shortly after arriving at work last Tuesday morning, and immediately downloaded and began reviewing the data. Less than an hour later, I’d surmised that comparing apps across multiple devices might help narrow down the source.

That’s finding a story in data…

Update: Here’s a similar set of analysis from Alastair Allan

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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.