The Big Data Counterfeiters

September 11, 2015

The arts and acts of counterfeiting have many manifestations, each with its peculiarities, motivations and modes.

There is the well-known counterfeiting of money, precious metals and art, and the lesser appreciated counterfeiting of government bonds, documents, certification, medication and consumer goods. There is also a hugely underappreciated side-line in the production, distribution and certification of counterfeit data, bogus information and knowledge-free knowledge.