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Archive | March, 2019

Despite IBM’s assurances that @Flickr users can opt out of the database, @NBCNews discovered that its impossible to get photos removed. IBM requires users to email links to photos they want removed, but IBM refuses to publish the list of Flickr users & photos in the #FaceDatabase https://t.co/5sbVked8tR

Do not listen to Episode 2 of the Breach podcast if you’re easily triggered by hearing Equifax’s former CEO tell MBA students: “We sell data back to those who gave us the data for a gross margin of about 90%. That’s a pretty unique model. [laughs].” https://t.co/aerDli1zJ9

The Equifax-managed NCTUE specialty credit reporting agency tracks the cell phone, cable TV, broadband Internet & utility payment histories of 200 million Americans. https://t.co/SL3zXJydlU #privacy #data #credit #water #electricity #Internet #NetNeutrality #breach #Equifax

Everyone: How many specialty credit reporting agencies are selling our personal information for use in financial & employment decisions? Congress; FTC; CFPB; all 50 states: We don’t know. https://t.co/aerDli1zJ9 #privacy #breach #credit #fintech #insurtech #data #gigeconomy

Everyone: How many specialty credit reporting agencies are selling our personal information for use in financial & employment decisions? Congress, FTC, CFPB, all 50 states: We don’t know. Ask Joel. https://t.co/aerDli1zJ9

“In the modern era, telecommunications companies laid most of the cable, but over the past decade American tech giants started taking more control. Google has backed at least 14 cables globally. Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft have invested in others.” https://t.co/4SEvDVu4gj

Specialty credit reports aren’t important, unless you need a job, a home, a bank account, health/ life/ auto insurance, electricity, water, cable television, Internet, or a cell phone. Its the hidden data layer of modern life.

“How were 3rd-party technicians hired to support the computer system of Walmart, one of the world’s largest and most insular corporations, able to gather information from employee emails?” https://t.co/3Qhoa8N0fo #cybersecurity