Leif D. Nelson (UCB, Haas), Joseph P. Simmons (U. Penn, Wharton);
Moniker Maladies: When Names Sabotage Success; 2007-03-17; 23 pages. Abstract
People like their names enough to unconsciously approach consciously-avoided name-resembling outcomes.
Baseball players avoid strikeouts, but players with strikeout-signifying K-initials strike out more than others (Study 1).
All students want A’s, but C- and D-initialed students find initial-resembling outcomes less aversive and achieve lower GPAs (Study 2),
… particularly if they like their initials (Study 3).
Because lower GPAs lead to lesser graduate schools, C- and D-initialed students go to lower ranked law schools than their A- and B-initialed counterparts (Study 4).
Finally, in an experimental design, participants perform worse when a consolation prize shares their first initial (Study 5).
These findings provide striking evidence that unconscious wants can insidiously undermine conscious pursuits.
Hannah Quay-de la Vallee, James M. Walsh, William Zimrin, Kathi Fisler, Shriram Krishnamurthi;
Modeling and Reasoning bout Effective User Permissions in Social-Sharing Systems; In Some Conference; undated, 2013?; 11 pages.
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A New Microchip Knows Just Where You Are, Indoors and Out; In MIT Technology Review; 2013-04-09. Teaser: The chip achieves unprecedented accuracy by processing information from many different sensors.
If You Have a Smart Phone, Anyone Can Now Track Your Every Move; In MIT Technology Review; 2013-04-20.
Teaser: Navizon I.T.S. makes it easy to pinpoint Wi-Fi devices anywhere its listening nodes are installed. Mentions
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Tagged Bluetooth, Broadcom, Cyril Houri, indoor, location, Navizon, Navizon I.T.S., Skyhook, Spotrank, triangulation, Wi-Fi
Via: Kim Zetter;
Anonymized Phone Location Data Not So Anonymous, Researchers Find; In Infosecurity Magazine; 2013-03-27. References
Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye, César A. Hidalgo, Michel Verleysen & Vincent D. Blondel;
Unique in the Crowd: The privacy bounds of human mobility
Arvind Narayanan, Vitaly Shmatikov; Robust De-anonymization of Large Datasets (How to Break Anonymity of the Netflix Prize Database; tech report; arXiv; 2006-10-18, updated 2007-11-22; 24 pages; landing.
Originally appeared at
Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (SP) , Oakland CA, 2008.
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