One Man & His Blog

FInding the story in the data

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 Tinworth   Adam Tinworth

Adam has been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 25. He currently works as a consultant and trainer, helping people do better, more engaged online journalism.


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