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Good hands? Allstate insurance is searching your social media

Last November, Allstate partnered up with Carpe Data, a data analytics company which provided it with a tool that searches publicly-visibile social media accounts automatically so its claims adjusters don’t have to, catching potential frauds faster and more efficiently. Carpe Data uses automated data collection to help with risk assessment, as well as settling claims. As […]

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Sorry Snapchat, it’s time to say goodbye

I’ve been a Snapchat power user for the past four years. But, because Instagram has won my heart, I’m saying goodbye to the little ghost taking up 460 MB on my phone. I first heard of Snapchat’s controversial disappearing messages back in December 2013. I was skeptical of the concept, but at the same time, […]