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Archive | March, 2019

“Mom we have discussed this,” the teen commented on Gwyneth’s Instagram post. “You may not post anything without my consent.” https://t.co/0GkCek525J #privacy #facialrecognition #kidsprivacy #instagram

RT @tomgara: What an incredible scam: Office Depot offered customers a “PC Health Check” that didn’t actually scan their computers, it just…

[email protected] charges that Facebook’s ad platform is a digital redlining tool at scale, enabling advertisers to discriminate by “race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, or disability.” 42 USC 3604(a)(f)(1). https://t.co/R3m3UMz8gF #digitalredlining #fairhousing

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

If data mining is annoying, credit reporting is evil. We've been working hard to build a registry of all the "other" credit reporting agencies, as well as free tools to help people request their credit files and scores.

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