The J.F. Drake Memorial Learning Resources Center at Alabama A&M University.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
"Scraping" the net for personal details.
The market for personal data about Internet users is booming, and in the vanguard is the practice of "scraping." Firms offer to harvest online conversations and collect personal details from social-networking sites, résumé sites and online forums where people might discuss their lives. Read more about "scraping" here.